Is there a way to collect the value for a specific attribute across the entire document and not through a specific folder?
Got it! Just run an agent and then apply an action.
values() in its basic form just supplying an attribute name, e.g.
values("SomeAttribute") is document-scope. It does de-dupe, but case-insensitively (ant, Ant and ANT would be retained as separate values). As values returns Set-type data, the list is also A-Z, case-sensitively, sorted.
I’m not looking to pull an individual value, but collect all the value from every note of a single attribute into my TBX config. . I got it done with an agent.
values() does!. For the given (single) attribute it gets that attribute’s value for every note in the doc as a Set.
Need a list? Then use
$collect(all,$Name). See more on the ‘all’ designator. For instance:
Notice the order of occurrence is maintained, aliases are detected, and same-named notes are correctly detected (e.g. ‘bb’, as the process uses the $ID under the hood.
Oh! I was thinking
values(). Gotcha! Perfect!!! Also, I as missing the designator “all” I’d not heard of this before.
Yes, ‘all’ doesn’t crop up much, but mainly as most times we want less than all, i.e. part of the whole.