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#1 hogstmyr

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 01:33 AM

I need to transfer the value of one of my (customized) flags into a (customized) tag for every person in my Project.

Anyone who could please advise me how to do this in an easy and secure manner?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Bjørn Høgstmyr,

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#2 Terry Reigel

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:10 AM

TMG has no method for transferring information in Flags to a Tag. It is possible to do that with John Cardinal's TMG Utility, but the process is pretty involved.

 

You use the Events > Add Events function in TMG Utility. That function requires that you create at text file that contains the ID# of each person for whom you want to add a Tag, and information about what is to go into each field of the Tags. Help for TMG Utility describes the format of this file.

 

You can create the basics of the file by using the List of People report in TMG, and carefully selecting the output to include the ID# of each person and the value of the Flag that you want to transfer, and sending the report to a word processor. You would then need to add additional data to the file to meet the formatting requirements. You can do that with the Search and Replace function of the word processor. Finally, after you have the file correctly formated, save it as a text file.

 

When you use TMG Utility make sure you have a good backup of your project and view the result in the "Log only" mode before you proceed, because it is possible to do major damage to your Project.


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#3 hogstmyr

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:58 PM

Thank you very much Terry, I have read your reply and done as you told me, it was an immediate success!

 

Case closed

 

Regards

Bjørn



#4 Terry Reigel

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:42 AM

You're welcome, Bjørn.

 

That's a very powerful tool. It takes a bit of fiddling, but it can save a lot of work.


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#5 John Cardinal

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 07:31 AM

Bjørn,

 

I am curious... why did you want to create tags based on a flag value?

 

I am getting close to a new release of TMG Utility and wondering if I should automate more of the process you used.







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