Location field propogation

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Sam Rushmore
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Location field propogation

Post by Sam Rushmore » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:04 pm

I think there is a "Location" field problem in ViewMinder 2016.00.

To reproduce the problem, do the following:
1) Create an event with no location (blank location field). Make sure you save and close it.
2) Open the above event.
3) Click on the ... in the location field to open the Locations list.
4) Enter a new location in the blank "Location Name:" field.
5) Click "Select and Close". This closes the Location list dialog.
6) "Save and Close" the event.
The location data is now added to the event.

The problem: This location is also inserted in all the calendar events with a previously blank location field.

Is this a bug or a feature?
Is there a setting that needs to be changed to change this behaviour?

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Re: Location field propogation

Post by VueSoft » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:35 pm

Hi Sam, what you've done is change the default (blank) location to have a specific name. Any events that previously had a blank location were updated to use the new default (no longer blank) location name. If you wanted to assign a new location to the event, the "Add" button should have been clicked first. Or you could have just typed the location name directly into the "Location" field on the Event Editor, without clicking the "..." button to open the location list.

I understand how this could lead to confusion. I'll change the next version so the default (blank) location can't be renamed something else. In the meantime, you can fix the problem by opening the Locations from the Tools menu. Find the location name that you entered and change it back to being blank. Open the event that should have a location, and type the location into the "Location" field.

I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Dan Chartrand, Founder
VueSoft LLC | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Re: Location field propogation

Post by VueSoft » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:00 pm

Version 2016.02 fixes the problem. The blank location will no longer be able to be accidentally renamed to something else. If you need to add a new location, you can type in the location name in the Event Editor or click the "Add" button on the Locations window.

To update, click the "Check for Updates" command on the Help menu.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Dan Chartrand, Founder
VueSoft LLC | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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