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Sync to File - expansion

Postby raganmd » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:18 am

OH MY GOD!

I'm loving the new "Sync to File" flag on the text DAT. It's something that I've worked around for ages, and this is a huge addition for working with external files.

Some humble requests to connect with here:
* Can this same feature be added to the file in DAT and table DAT?
* It'd be great to see this same feature on the file in CHOP as well
* with a little bit of limited testing I can see that if I'm working with an extension, if the external file is updated the extension will re-init as long as I'm looking at the component, or inside of the component, but if I'm in another part of my network there's a good chance the extension won't re-init. When I've rolled a solution from scratch I've used tags to indicate if a file is an extension, then reinitialized the ext on the parent() component when a file update was detected. It would be phenomenal if that piece was also handled here - so that I can work in a text editor and know that when I save the components using that file as an extension will have their class objects reinitialized.

HUGE thanks to the Derivative team for adding this feature - IMO this is a tremendously significant addition. Many many thanks.
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Re: Sync to File - expansion

Postby doctorhandshake » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks for pointing this new feature out Matthew and thanks for implementing it Derivative ... this is a massive workflow upgrade!
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Re: Sync to File - expansion

Postby selina » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:55 pm

The feature will be added to Table DAT.

For the File In DAT or CHOP, you are just looking for a one way sync then since they are not editable? I'll look into the issue with extension updates.
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Re: Sync to File - expansion

Postby raganmd » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:20 am

Selina - a one-way sync, or auto-update would be fab.

Thank you!!
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Re: Sync to File - expansion

Postby nettoyeur » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:25 pm

+100 on the automagical-extension-reinit
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Re: Sync to File - expansion

Postby harveymoon » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 am

you know I was excited to try this out but it seems like its causing me a lot of trouble,

Using it with an extension seems to remake the external into a new random file every time it inits. This means when I make an edit in my external app, a minute later it is no longer linked to the DAT.

I had a really frustrating time after realizing that my saves were not updating in the DAT as it had assigned a new external file. Clicking the edit button didn't "destroy and reopen" as usual, instead it just opened another external file without my edits.
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Re: Sync to File - expansion

Postby selina » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:51 pm

I apologize for the DAT linking issue, it is fixed in the 2019.18500+ builds and we'll be posting a new build shortly.
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Re: Sync to File - expansion

Postby doctorhandshake » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:45 pm

Thank you!!
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