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    • TheeDragon
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      other than keeping the left column looking more organized
      is there any benefit
      (yes – I did read the father/child relationship discussion)

      at the moment – I am nesting some Tabbles
      but want to make sure there are no negative impacts for doing so
      (other than the child getting the extra label from the father
      and the father now having more files than might otherwise have)

    • Andrea
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      Hi there,

      I can’t really see “negtive impacts”. The positive are, as you mention, having a tidy left column (which gets an increasing problem as the tabbles grow) as well as being able to combine with tabbles-fathers as well – please don’t ask me to explain this here – instead just get more acquainted with the software.

      Anyway, nesting is the way to go!

      BR,

      Andrea

    • Maurizio
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      The main advantage of nesting tabbles is that, if you open the parent tabble, you see files tagged with the child (even if they are not directly tagged with the parent).

      For example: if you open “animal”, you see files tagged with “dog” (even if not directly tagged with “animal”).

    • TheeDragon
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      ^^ thanks to both
      is as I assumed

      btw

      LOVE the program
      my other comments notwithstanding
      you guys did a GREAT job !

    • Maurizio
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      I am glad you find it useful. 🙂

      Consider you can have multiple parents for a tabble. This produces some very useful features. For example you can simulate an “or” of two tabbles. Example: show individuals that are either singers or writers.

      For example, suppose you have the following existing structure:

      writer
         stephen king
         agatha christie
      
      singer
         michael jackson
         bruce springsteen

      Then you can just add the following structure, by copying tabbles, without retagging any file:

      person
         writer
         singer
      
    • TheeDragon
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      noted
      and in your sample
      you can also do a search on singer then add writer ?
      or would that do a search that meant someone would already need have both tags?
      hmmmm, might return an empty set that way

      yes – needs some more thought(s) (on my part)

      now – I am setting up the oboous things
      eg I have companies, in my EXCELLANT folder structure, developed over years
      I have, eg
      BANKING
      Company 1
      Company 2
      etc

      I have
      Customer
      Sellers
      Seller 1
      Seller 2
      Buyers
      Buyer 1
      Buyer 2
      Joint Ventures
      Do I put the JV Agreements here ?? in a BIG list
      or do I put inside with each respective company

      yes – typical problem as you describe in your literature
      It has been very manageable to date
      but now adding more variables= like country/ or projects / etc
      do I list the new contracts by country with suborders called Projects or similar projects with sub-folders per country

      not mean to get long winded here / just again saying – how pleased I am to have your program

    • TheeDragon
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      yes – ran a test
      and in your sample
      you can also do a search on singer then add writer ?
      or would that do a search that meant someone would already need have both tags?
      hmmmm, might return an empty set that way

      Tabbles called
      Test1
      Test2
      with 4 unique files (2 files each)
      if I searched 1 AND 2 = got an EMPTY set
      If I made a new tabble called test
      and added test1 and test2 nested
      then – test showed all 4 files

      = yes – as i am sure you know – but was clarifying for other users 😉

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