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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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Re: Versioning - matching via date time and second

Post by BrianS » 28 Apr 20 8:08

Actually the mask works with more than file names.

BTW It's been years since I've used PSupreme, lots of catching up to do.

I've been trying to version using the date and time to the whole second. This thread has helped. %DateTime, %DateTimeOriginal etc all work, however they seem to ignore the time and thus you get lots of versions

I can confirm however that this works %yyyy%mm%dd%hh%nn%ss.* - note the * is only used for the extension.

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