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Versioning

Post by G8DHE » 03 Aug 19 11:50

Is there any reason why using %xmp:exif:DateTimeOriginal as the detection mask won't work ?
I have also tried it with a trailing "*" %xmp:exif:DateTimeOriginal* in case anything was being added ....
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Re: Versioning

Post by Hert » 03 Aug 19 12:25

DateTimeOriginal contains date as well as time. Finding duplicates with exact date and time will not typically work. You could try the mask:
%yyyy%mm%dd

That will match on the day only.
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Re: Versioning

Post by G8DHE » 03 Aug 19 13:24

Yes, I'm looking for sub second matching, but even with crafted files all containing matching timestamps it doesn't appear to find any versions!
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Re: Versioning

Post by G8DHE » 03 Aug 19 14:30

Just tried %yyyy%mm%dd and that didn't find any versions either despite the files being simple copies ?
Has anybody had any results with other masks other than %filename ?
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Re: Versioning

Post by Hert » 04 Aug 19 4:19

Are you using the most recent update?
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Re: Versioning

Post by G8DHE » 04 Aug 19 10:25

Yup 4.3.4.2141 64 bit on Windows 10.
I copied the same file, changed its name and whilst it will Version it using %filename it won't version it using any of the options above .... bemused...
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Re: Versioning

Post by G8DHE » 06 Aug 19 10:23

So I guess the question is has anyone tried a different Mask for versioning, at all ?
If you did did it work ?
or did it fail ?
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Re: Versioning

Post by sanphotgn » 06 Aug 19 14:00

I no longer use versioning.

However, after I saw your initial post, I tried a few things (which you had (probably) already tried). Variations of the %yyyy%mm%dd and %xmp:exif:DateTimeOriginal. None worked. Then I tried %xmp:exif:FocalLength. That didn't work. I believe I tried a few more. And I didn't respond to the post.

Today. I retried %xmp:exif:FocalLength. Tried %xmp:tiff:Make. That should find everything in the folder. It did not.

Then I thought of something. Which could be very incorrect.

Version Set detection mask works with *%filename*.*.

What if Version Set detection mask only works with file names.

I went to a folder where I have files with file names like this: EVENT2016F20161001170227620.NEF.

Where part of the file name is this: %yyyy%mm%dd%hh%nn%ss

So I entered this into the Version Set detection mask: *%yyyy%mm%dd%hh%nn%ss*.*

And Version Detection found the other four files.

I renamed two files Nikon and Nikon_print.

Changed the Version Set detection mask to: *%xmp:tiff:Make*.*

Version Detection found the other file.
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Re: Versioning

Post by G8DHE » 06 Aug 19 23:06

Ah yes! Think I see what is happening now, the mask is ONLY for matching file names, I had assumed I could use any metadata in the file for matching purposes.
That does make sense but is limiting, ah well, maybe a new feature request ....
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