Building a system from scratch

Auto Completion feature disallows that. I changed how it works. For next refresh please let me know if it better fits the case. If not we can roll it back.

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You lost me here. Why in the world would you do that? I can understand running installation with no products or menu, but the default States and Automation are there for a reason. They form a baseline operational system.

Are you suggesting the default install should be changed in this regard? To something “better” or “more complete”?

No I did it as just a practice not any practical reason. I never planned to use it live it was something I wanted to do. It really did help me with several understandings that I did not have before I did it.

I was not sure what I would find when I started it but for sure if I found a method that worked better I would have shared it with Emre however that really didnt happen.

EDIT: Something interesting though that I found is how Tasks can be used in place of States for some things and it works quite well.

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OOH @Emre current beta works great with this. Thank you! I typed report and it pulled up all actions with word Report in them.

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In regards documentation I think what would be good is an official list of actions and rule events where we can fill in as needed.
Not been on the wiki for a while but in general I often find it hard as there is no one place to go to link from.
An example is report tags, I always end up on emres v4 tutorial which is obviously not complete when comes to v5.
Somewhere we need to have a list of things like that which is going to need to be provided by emre covering al available options.
Report expressions is another good idea.
The expression ‘try it and see’ comes up too often I think but this is because we do not have a full list of possibilities.
I know not everything is literally programed one by one but some form of official list I think would be good covering as examples;
Actions
Rule events
Report tags
Report expressions
Expressions for constraints and events when valid

I have offered before and is consistently on my mind but as we all know time is money and I for one struggle for free time to dedicate to the forum not for lack of wanting to :slight_smile:

My origional question when asked about wiki was about offering info for checking / consolidation
I think a good way might be a list, we all fill in blanks as we can and in a few months will have a load of content which can be refined and copied over to the wiki etc

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https://www.sambapos.com/wiki/doku.php/custom_reporting

That is the central place… or that’s the idea at least. We just need to help Emre and contribute to it. I would rather him work on features and next version vs take a break and write documentation.

I wasn’t suggesting emre write documentation but provide us a plain list of available functionsand more importantly new added functions so that a full documentation which doesn’t rely on cross referencing beta topics and threads where things get added if that makes sence.

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He has been providing new added functions in release notes. Regardless of how you view it… what your asking for requires him to stop what he is doing and document. I mean if thats what we really want I am sure he would do that.

I agree, and I love the way the list of Actions automatically drops down when starting to type …

EDIT: @emre, it would be nice if it was the same with the Events in the Rules, but alas, this is not (yet?) the case …

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