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Offline Kirk Baker

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Re: A Next Generation Code Replacement feature
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2008, 01:15:10 PM »
Deven,

I had already asked about a feature for a value that could be specified for the "no code substitution found" situation.  I know that would be useful for when promoters forget to give me information on all of the competitors.

I suppose we could do that (replace the text with a little error message) if the code doesn't look like a variable is being looked up.

For me that doesn't do much to improve the work flow.  With or without the change I still have to find the problem files, which usually means sorting the images by the CR field.

What I would suggest is that a "no code substitution found" dialog box pop up asking if I would like to select all the images which have a problem.  To be clear, a blank substitution would not raise this error, only if the code itself was not found.

And this would happen when applying an IPTC Stationery Pad?

-Kirk


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Re: A Next Generation Code Replacement feature
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2008, 01:18:34 PM »
Yes.

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Re: A Next Generation Code Replacement feature
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2008, 02:21:42 PM »

I suppose we could do that (replace the text with a little error message) if the code doesn't look like a variable is being looked up.

How does that sound?

-Kirk


Ummmmmm, I would prefer to be able to set the "not found" value instead of a default error message.  That way I can put into "Runner Name Unknown" for running races or "Horse Name Unknown" for equine events.  Perhaps a text box on the "Set Code Replacement" dialog box that lets me specify a value if a code value isn't found and then if I leave that text box empty, I could have the same behavior as it works today "\\".

How about that?

-Mike

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Re: A Next Generation Code Replacement feature
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2008, 02:35:13 PM »
Another possibility would be to add this to the CR file where * acts like a wildcard:

* <tab> Runner not found

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Re: A Next Generation Code Replacement feature
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2008, 08:42:21 AM »
Kirk,

Any chance this will make it into 4.6?

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Re: A Next Generation Code Replacement feature
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2008, 09:08:07 AM »
Deven,

Any chance this will make it into 4.6?

Possibly.

-Kirk