#1 2019-01-10 07:49

narayan
Senior Member
Registered: 2009-02-08
Posts: 447

Let the Serialize command add a separator before/after the number

[I am sure that I had raised this issue earlier, but it vanished. Posting again..]

The Serialize command can generate a number.
The most frequent use for this is generate a number as prefix or suffix.
(See the two examples at the bottom)

But one thing is sure:
The number will never be added directly to the original name: It will definitely need a separator character (space, a hyphen etc.)

Further, depending on the usage, we need this separator before (or after) the number.
It would be great if the command has a built-in facility to add this space.

(I know the same can be achieved by using the Insert command, but a self-contained command is better.)

Example-1: Add serial numbers as prefix

01 <OriginalFileName 1>
02 <OriginalFileName 2>
03 <OriginalFileName 3>
04 <OriginalFileName 4>

In this example, the space is needed AFTER the serialized numbers.

Example-2: Add serial numbers as suffix

<OriginalFileName 1> 01
<OriginalFileName 2> 02
<OriginalFileName 3> 03
<OriginalFileName 4> 04

In this example, the space is needed BEFORE the serialized numbers.

To conclude, please allow the user to specify a single character as separator for the first two options of the command (prefix and suffix)
* If the user selects the "prefix" option, the separator appears after the number
* If the user selects the "suffix" option, the separator appears before the number

Last edited by narayan (2019-01-10 07:50)

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#2 2019-01-16 21:01

den4b
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From: den4b.com
Registered: 2006-04-06
Posts: 2,748

Re: Let the Serialize command add a separator before/after the number

It might be best to add a generic separator field, which could be inserted appropriately for different Insert options.

Added to the list, but with a low priority.

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