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autopattr/pattrstorage consolidation

January 27, 2010 | 7:12 am

Hello!

I am working on a patch that has four separate subpatchers that each have a set of sliders/umenus/integers that have preset values being collected by autopattr and saved in pattrstorage objects. Because I have the autopattrs in each patcher, I end up having to save 4 separate files when I send the write message to the pattrstorages. I would like to add more subpatchers into this preset saving scheme, but that would make even more files to save. Also, if I move the set of presets to a new computer, it’s annoying to load all of the files.

What I would like to do is have the autopattrs all direct their data to a pattrstorage in the top level patcher so there is one monster .xml file saved that has all the data stored for all of the subpatchers.

Am I going about this the right way? Is there a way to redirect autopattrs to a higher patcher level? I can’t seem to figure this out.

Many thanks!


January 27, 2010 | 5:51 pm

If I am understanding your setup up correctly, you should just be able to have a single pattrstorage in your topmost patcher.

-Ben


January 28, 2010 | 8:29 am

Put the pattrstorage at the topmost level and set its @greedy attribute to 1.


February 3, 2010 | 4:47 am

Thank you so much! I can’t believe I missed that in the help file. That has been bugging me for a while.


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