How to separate metadata entries that are added from a hierarchical QuickList
When creating QuickLists, certain special characters allow you to control how different entries are separated. This topic deals with these characters and how to use them in QuickLists.
Separators that control metadata input from QuickLists
When adding multiple values from a hierarchical structure to a field designed for a single entry, FotoStation adds all the values without any kind of separator by default.
For example, with a structure like this:
Audi A1 A2 A3
adding A1 to the metadata field will by default write AudiA1 to the field without any kind of separator.
This can be corrected by specifying a separator character in the QuickList file:
#! SEPARATOR=; Audi A1 A2 A3
With the Separator argument at the beginning of the QuickList as shown above you can specify a character to split the different entries. When inserting A1 from the above example into a single entry metadata field, the inserted text will read Audi;A1 allowing users to search for the two words individually.
Any other character can be chosen as a separator. A line shift is even possible in multi-line fields (such as Description, field #120) by specifying #! SEPARATOR=CRLF