Author Topic: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?  (Read 217 times)

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Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:48:59 AM »
Hi Mario
We can use groups (from Category hierarchy) in Design & Print. (attachement from the help-file)

It would be helpful to print somewhere on the page, how many pictures are in this group (unique).
In case of your help (attachement) this would mean, I could print the value of each group, like

Fruit Baskets 9
Green Fruit 7
Orange Fruit 6

I did not found a way (variable) inside D&P.
Then I thought, I could somehow take the value from the category (like {...Fruit Baskets|count:true}), but I found no way.

Do I oversee something, or is there simply no way to see, how many pictures are in each group?
Best wishes from Switzerland! :-)
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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 10:13:01 AM »
Not that I know of. There are no corresponding variables. And, looking at the telemetry, not many users are using Design & Print...

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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 11:02:51 AM »
Not that I know of. There are no corresponding variables. And, looking at the telemetry, not many users are using Design & Print...

Thanks for the info.
I see, D&P is underestimated.
I think, this tool is also not that present in IMatch. Slideshow, Batch and so on are in the Tools, but not D&P.

Maybe you could think about a single button, what would open a standard D&P in the preview - mode (and in the dynamic-mode, because there you have an immediately result on screen).
I mean, slideshow opens also with a single button.

But of course, this is just now an idea, maybe a bad one.
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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 01:32:55 PM »
This is doable. Please copy/paste your idea in a feature request in the appropriate board.

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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 03:38:44 PM »
Not that I know of. There are no corresponding variables. And, looking at the telemetry, not many users are using Design & Print...

Sorry, Mario, just to be sure:

There is also no variable, where I can see, how many files are in a category?
A variable, what I can use with VarToy and hence with other things?
I tried, but I really did not find a way to see this with a variable (... count:true).
I ask therefore, because I would have bet that the number of files in a category is readable with a variable.  ;D

Because if this would be possible, I could store this values somewhere and then use them with D&P.

If this is not possible, I know it for sure, in this case it is like it is.  :D
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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 03:59:36 PM »
There are several examples for counting the number of files in a category in the List of File Variables
Search for count on that page. Make sure you get the syntax right (test in VarToy).

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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 04:45:41 PM »
There are several examples for counting the number of files in a category in the List of File Variables
Search for count on that page. Make sure you get the syntax right (test in VarToy).

Thanks, Mario
I did this already.
I can find categories or people or whatever for one file, but I cannot find a variable, what works with VarToy, what shows me simply the number of files, what are in a category!

Means, if I have a category like
Persons|Mario

and this category has 55 files, all what I am looking for, is a variable to find out this value "55", what says me, in this category are 55 files assigned.


Variables like the following works "only" for one file (though they are really great)

{File.Categories.DirectNoAlias|filter:^People;count:true}
{File.Categories|filter:^@Keywords\|Persons;count:true}
{File.MD.hierarchicalkeywords|filter:^Persons\|;count:true}   
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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 06:15:24 PM »
There are no category-based variables. No variable which returns information about an arbitrary category in some form.

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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 06:27:00 PM »
There are no category-based variables. No variable which returns information about an arbitrary category in some form.

Thanks, Mario, good to know.

Because I often work with groups within Design & Print, it is interesting to know how many pictures a group has.
The total number of images is fortunately easy to read with one variable.

But if I have 5 groups with for example 33, 60, 112, 145 and 211 pictures, it is interesting for me and also for the viewer to know how many pictures he can expect in each group.

So I will write the number of subcats "manually" into a metadata field and read it out within D&P.

Usually there is a solution.  ;D
Thanks for your answers!

 
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Re: Possible, to see the value of a group in Design & Print?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 07:58:13 PM »
Feel free to add a feature request.