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Assign attribute columns at notebook level - replicate to all sections and notes

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:54 pm
by William-Dyer
I have an application that has 1 notebook with approaching 2000 sections each of which has multiple notes each of which is a pdf image and added textual notes about the pdf. While there is a significant number of sections and notes the overall physical MI database size is not overlarge.

I have established custom attribute columns pertaining to the notebook's purpose. I need to have the selected set of attribute columns (and associated column spacing) replicated for each and every document in every section created in the notebook.

Does anyone know of a way to have the attribute column selection replicate and automatically be applied to every note in every section? Manually "selecting" and "viewing" attribute columns for 2000 sections is not practical.

Does anyone know of a way to have the custom attributes be specific to only the notebook involved?

Thanks in advance for any help...

Re: Assign attribute columns at notebook level - replicate to all sections and notes

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:47 pm
by Telesto
Running into the same issue. Currently not possible I'm afraid. Except adding new perspective, and copy the main view of 'section 1'
But even that's a job with 2000 notebooks.

What you want is creating a template column view for main and being able to apply this template to all new one. And being able to change the (main) view for all sections at once.
In addition you might want not only template for main.. But not only setting a main view but maybe also a number of (pre-configured) perspectives.

I surely agree this should be optimized..

Re: Assign attribute columns at notebook level - replicate to all sections and notes

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:54 pm
by Telesto
This obviously needs storing of template model.
Right click section -> Use this perspective as default for new sections (in this database)

And selecting multiple sections and apply template XYZ.. Right click context menu apply settings from section XYZ.

Another route would be a dialog. Where all sections are listed with template 'perspective configuration. Bit like organize favorites dialog. But more like "manage sections"

Re: Assign attribute columns at notebook level - replicate to all sections and notes

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:14 pm
by Petko
Is this needed for the main perspective? If so, I can think of adding some function that could do that.

Re: Assign attribute columns at notebook level - replicate to all sections and notes

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:56 am
by Telesto
Petko wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:14 pm Is this needed for the main perspective? If so, I can think of adding some function that could do that.
Can't speak for the original poster.. but I'm happy with any change related to this direction. So main would surely cover 80% of my cases.

In the long term I would however like the be able to apply a full perspective panel layout to new sections (as a template). And being able to overwrite the existing perspective configuration. So those can be replaced.

My initial configuration mostly wrong. Or I'm changing my mind.. say after section 20.. And reconfiguring those existing 20 is a lot of work. I not really preferring to keep my undesired workflow (or some quirks in it) simply because of my initial mistake. Whereas correcting it would take to much time. Especially if you know this could be resolved "easily" from user perspective [if that easy to build something else]