Filter for a category does not select sub-categories, why?

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alobo
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Filter for a category does not select sub-categories, why?

Postby alobo » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:55 pm

Assume I have a photo labelled with sub-category "Mantis" within "Insects" (using the menu "Categories").
If I use "Categories FIlter" to click "Insects", I do not get the photo labelled "Mantis" selected, why?
(using XnView MP MacOSX Version 0.87 64bits (Sep 5 2017))
I guess there is something fundamental I'm not understanding or failed to do...

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Re: Filter for a category does not select sub-categories, why?

Postby xnview » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:59 am

Are you sure that your file has the 2 categories??
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Re: Filter for a category does not select sub-categories, why?

Postby xnau » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:30 am

Hi Pierre, your query killed my expectations (and alobo's too, I assume). :(
Would not it be quite useful if selecting a category in the tree would also select the categories in all subsequent hierarchy levels?

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Re: Filter for a category does not select sub-categories, why?

Postby michel038 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:59 pm

Maybe something wrong ...
- First, in categories panel, verify if this photo has both categories. (uncheck /check the category box)
- Then, in categories filter , "Match", check if search will run on Global catalog and any categories.
Sometimes, something is missing in the catalog : in "categories" menu, use File's categories, Export.
Edit the XML file with a notepad, and look for the name of your photo ... and verify it's categories
etc ... (non ascii folder names ?)
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Re: Filter for a category does not select sub-categories, why?

Postby jadO » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:59 am

xnau wrote:Would not it be quite useful if selecting a category in the tree would also select the categories in all subsequent hierarchy levels?


Not necessarily. But it would nice to have this as optional switch.


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