Another simple way to think of quickstamp is for setting literal values † ‡ separately to each of the currently selected note(s). so to quickly set 20 notes’ $Color to
blue, quickstamp is a useful tool. If the vale applied needs to be calculated use an agent (as above) stamp or other action method.
Thus the main convenience of Quickstamp is setting a single value to a single attribute across a selection of notes. It goes back to the dawn of Tinderbox when actions were generally a case of a setting a literal value. Today’s Tinderbox’s more complex action code can usually be better served by other action code methods.
†. If the target is List or Set type, the literal value can be multiple items, i.e. using a value
ant;bee would add to items to the target attribute
‡. Now I write, I’m not sure how quickstamp works for Dictionary type attribute. So, I assume providing a ‘key:value’ pair might work, so
pollinator:bee would add the key
pollinator to the target dictionary with a key vale of
bee. Or, if the key already exists, the existing value woiuld be overwiritten with