Two (Quick) Questions: Folders/Groups and Sorting for Attachments

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Two (Quick) Questions: Folders/Groups and Sorting for Attachments

Post by DrJJWMac » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:44 pm

I have two questions as I explore Bookends in a focused use case:
  • Two key differences between groups and folders (whether static or smart) are: (a) folders can contain anything but groups can only contain citations and (b) groups can be used to restrict searches whereas folders cannot be?
  • When a list of citations is displayed in the view panel, one cannot sort the list solely by whether citations have or do not have attachments (e.g. putting those that have no citations at the top)?
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Re: Two (Quick) Questions: Folders/Groups and Sorting for Attachments

Post by Jon » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:26 pm

1. Folders are mostly just for organizing (neatening) things, you can put groups (and other folders) inside them. Groups contain citations.

If a folder contains groups, clicking on the folder is like selecting all the groups it contains (and does and AND or OR comparison between them, depending on your settings).

2. No. But there is a built-in group Attachments, which show just the ones with attachments. And there's a pre-made SQL group you can add for finding references without attachments.

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Re: Two (Quick) Questions: Folders/Groups and Sorting for Attachments

Post by DrJJWMac » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:37 pm

Jon wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:26 pm
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2. No. But there is a built-in group Attachments, which show just the ones with attachments. And there's a pre-made SQL group you can add for finding references without attachments.
Thank you. Having an ability to sort citations by the criteria with/without attachments only within the visible range (folder or group) would be useful.

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