Quick and efficient way to differentiate between patch instances?

    Oct 10 2012 | 1:40 pm
    I have multiple instances of a single patch. Is there a way to send and receive messages (preferably wireless) to a specific patch instance without renaming all the receive objects in each patch?
    Otherwise a sent message is received by all patch instances.
    The only method I can think of is prepending each message with a number and then using a routing method inside each patch.

    • Oct 10 2012 | 1:56 pm
      One way is to use #1. Check the attachment.
    • Oct 10 2012 | 2:14 pm
      That looks promising. I will have to rename all the receive objects then.
      This method in combination with a forward object will tidy things up a great deal, thank you.
    • Oct 10 2012 | 3:03 pm
      Can anyone explain why option 1 in the patch doesn't work yet option 2 does?
      It is not terribly important, I'm just curious. I'll go with option 2 if option 1 isn't viable.
    • Oct 10 2012 | 3:21 pm
      A comma in a message box is equivalent to 2 successive messages. With sprintf you're not generating 2 messages. See this:
    • Oct 10 2012 | 4:01 pm
      Cool. That's clear now. Thanks again.