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How to add only the selected node from a hierarchical quicklist

Overview

When users add metadata from a hierarchical quicklist, the metadata editor's default behavior is to add the selected node and all parent nodes. Learn how to define that only the selected node is added.

Modifying the quicklist file

To specify that only the selected node is added, a string must be added to the top of the file, as such:

#! APPLY_SELECTED_ONLY=1
BMW
    1-series
    2-series
    3-series
    4-series
    5-series
    6-series
    7-series

The #! APPLY_SELECTED_ONLY function tells FotoStation to insert only the node the user selects, without parent nodes. Thus, if a user now chooses 1-series in the above example, only 1-series is inserted in the metadata; BMW is not included.

 

Note: Without the #! APPLY_SELECTED_ONLY function added to the file, when a user selects 1-series, FotoStation inserts BMW1Series without any separator. If you want to configure FotoStation to insert all items from root to top you can define a separator character to split the different entries, as shown in this topic.