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  • 1.  Assign Datalinq material with script

    Posted 17 days ago

    I need to assign datalinq to published objects. It works fine so far for text objects with the following script:

    dim takeItem as xpTakeItem
    dim template as xpPublishedObject
    dim dl as xpDatalinq
     
    engine.Sequencer.GetFocusedTakeItem(takeItem)
    takeItem.GetPublishedObjectByName("PUBLISHED OBJECT NAME", template)
     template.GetDatalinq(0,dl)
      dl.LinkName = "NAME OF DATASOURCE"
      dl.Column = "COLUMN NAME"
      dl.Row = 88
      dl.Table = "TABLE NAME" & "$"
      template.SetPropertySourceType(0, 1)
    But this does not work when assigned to a quad for changing the material.
    I works when I enter the Datalinq manually but the script does not assign to the object.
    Any ideas what I am doing wrong?


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    Bernhard Aschenwald
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  • 2.  RE: Assign Datalinq material with script

    Posted 14 days ago

    The easiest way to do this would be using "dynamic materials". There are a few things you would have to do first, but basically you would link a hidden text field to the material you wanted, and use that to set the material. Let me know if you want to go down that road.



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    Malcolm Thorpe
    xpression design
    Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD
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  • 3.  RE: Assign Datalinq material with script

    Posted 8 days ago

    Thanks for your reply.

    This is how I solved it finally (if someone is stumbling over this thread, with the same problem)

    I changed all my quads to datalinq manually since it does not seem to work by scripting like for textobjects.

    (Feature-request: change Data Source on multiple selected objects) 

    Then I assigned all datalinq keys with a script in the scene director. So I didn't have to assign 100+ objects manually and can easily make changes if the incoming data structure changes. The scene director with the script is run manually in Layout mode once. So I can even make all the values static in Sequence if needed.

    Best regards



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    BernhardAschenwald
    Austria
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  • 4.  RE: Assign Datalinq material with script

    Ross Staff
    Posted 8 days ago

    I place a loop script on a scene director to avoid having to assign it manually every time. 

    Not exactly what you asked for but this is how I do it. 

    'Set Datalinqs

    for i as integer = 1 to 9

    Dim stat as xpTextObject

    scene.GetObjectByName("DATA RAW Jersey " & i, stat)

    stat.Datalinq.LinkName="Dak_XML_Scoreboard"

            stat.Datalinq.Column="Table\Row"

    stat.Datalinq.Row="@Team.Dak_XML@_LINEUP_0" & i &"_NUMBER"

       stat.Datalinq.RefreshLinqsOnChange = false

    Next



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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 5.  RE: Assign Datalinq material with script

    Posted 6 days ago

    I have done this as well. But I have not found a way to assign datalinq to quad objects. I can change the datalinq keys with a script but I can't assign it for a static quad.



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    Bernhard Aschenwald
    Servus TV
    Red Bull Media House
    Austria
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