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Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

  • 1.  Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Posted 01-11-2019 19:48

    Is there a way to have the Datalinq Key's value change based off of a text object? I've attached a screenshot to help explain what I'm talking about.



  • 2.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object



  • 3.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Ross Staff
    Posted 01-11-2019 22:33
    The next next release of XPression, probably version 9, and probably sometime between April-August, will allow this to be done without scripting.
    #XPression


  • 4.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Posted 08-16-2022 15:38
    Hi,

    To bump this.... I've got Xpression 10, I don't see this feature. Nor can I seem to figure out how to do it with scripting, which I am hoping to avoid anyways if this feature was actually added. Where can it be found?

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    Jake Lew
    Access Communications Co-Operative Limited
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  • 5.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Ross Staff
    Posted 08-16-2022 15:41
    Right-click in the field and choose a text object.


    Or you can just write @textobjectname@

    Just put the text object name between "@"


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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 6.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Posted 08-16-2022 16:00
    Thanks. I have it working now.... although, it isn't quite working correctly. I have my hidden Datalinq Key visible and I can see that it does change when I change the parameter in Dashboard.... however, the name that I have linked to the Datalinq Key seems to only update every other time.

    So if I change the parameter in Dashboard and take the scene, it is still the old name (though I can see the parameter number has changed). If I take it offline and then on again, only then will the name have updated too.

    If I try to change it live, I can see that the hidden Datalinq Key number changes as I change it in Dashboard, but the name only changes every second time... and to the previous name that it didn't load when the change was made.

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    Jake Lew
    Access Communications Co-Operative Limited
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  • 7.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Ross Staff
    Posted 08-16-2022 16:03
    Tick this in the text object that's connected to data.

    It's at the bottom of this option.


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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 8.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Posted 08-16-2022 16:11
    Great, that worked. Still only changes every 2nd time if the graphic is live, but I don't think we would need to change it live on-air (though it would be nice if it did work, just in case!)

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    Jake Lew
    Access Communications Co-Operative Limited
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  • 9.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Ross Staff
    Posted 08-16-2022 16:13
    It should change, is live update ticked as well?

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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 10.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Posted 08-16-2022 16:16
    I had to check "requery scene" on the Datalinq Key as well. Thought I didn't have to since that one was updating fine. Now that I've got that checked off on both of them, it is updating live. Thanks for the help! This is neat stuff!

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    Jake Lew
    Access Communications Co-Operative Limited
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  • 11.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Ross Staff
    Posted 08-16-2022 16:17
    No worries, pleased you got it working :)

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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 12.  RE: Datalinq Key Value driven by a text object

    Posted 01-14-2019 17:14
    Thank you so much! Worked like a charm. Can't wait for that new addition to version 9.
    #XPression