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Old 12-22-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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Trying to colourize column based on size ... and failing

Hi all,

I decided I would try to colourize a couple of columns in the display if the size is less than 0.3. I used the wizard and just went with turning size to darkmagenta if size was less than 0.3.

The result was that all entries had a darkmagenta size value, regardless of it's actual value. I tried changing 0.3 to 1. Same result. 1.0, same result. So I went the other way, and tried Greater than 1.0. Everything returned to black, including three entries in the first 38 that were larger than a meg in size.

The field won't accept typing in MB after the number.

I finally deleted the rule based on it could only cost computational cycles and wasn't apparently working.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance, GM
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:12 AM   #2
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Hi all,

I decided I would try to colourize a couple of columns in the display if the size is less than 0.3. I used the wizard and just went with turning size to darkmagenta if size was less than 0.3.

The result was that all entries had a darkmagenta size value, regardless of it's actual value. I tried changing 0.3 to 1. Same result. 1.0, same result. So I went the other way, and tried Greater than 1.0. Everything returned to black, including three entries in the first 38 that were larger than a meg in size.
The 'size' operator counts bytes, but the 'Size (MB)' column displays in MB, like it says. So your 'less than 0.3' should be '<300000'

I got bitten by that as well
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The 'size' operator counts bytes, but the 'Size (MB)' column displays in MB, like it says. So your 'less than 0.3' should be '<300000'

I got bitten by that as well
It's still biting me. Arrggggh!!!

The only comparison seems to be a straight comparison with zero.

Set Title=teal if size less than 1 is true (regardless of size)
Set Author=teal if size less than 0 is false

I changed that 1 to 300000. True for all sizes.
I changed that 1 to .000003. True for all sizes.

I'm currently using 0.8.31, so I'm up to date.

Have you tried the size comparison with a non-zero number and had it test out successfully?

Thanks for taking the time to help out, GM
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It's still biting me. Arrggggh!!!

The only comparison seems to be a straight comparison with zero.

Set Title=teal if size less than 1 is true (regardless of size)
Set Author=teal if size less than 0 is false

I changed that 1 to 300000. True for all sizes.
I changed that 1 to .000003. True for all sizes.

I'm currently using 0.8.31, so I'm up to date.

Have you tried the size comparison with a non-zero number and had it test out successfully?

Thanks for taking the time to help out, GM
Hmmm. I haven't tried it with a custom column, just as a search. And there something like 'size:<300000' works as you would expect. It does need the colon, though; I missed that in my first reply.
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It's still biting me. Arrggggh!!!

The only comparison seems to be a straight comparison with zero.

Set Title=teal if size less than 1 is true (regardless of size)
Set Author=teal if size less than 0 is false

I changed that 1 to 300000. True for all sizes.
I changed that 1 to .000003. True for all sizes.

I'm currently using 0.8.31, so I'm up to date.

Have you tried the size comparison with a non-zero number and had it test out successfully?

Thanks for taking the time to help out, GM
I can now attest that as of version 0.8.43, that if you put in a colour rule looking for <300000, you will get the desired results. Yeah.

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