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what is the maximum amount of data you can put into coll?

Apr 29 2011 | 12:21 am


just wandering how much data can be stored in a coll object? I have 12 indexes with matrix co-ordinates for entries for each index and can’t add any more. Is this because I have used all available characters/spaces/memory etc? I could have multiple coll’s but one big u-menu showing all the coll entries would be ideal (or can you use multiple coll objects to fill a single u-menu drop down box?


Apr 29 2011 | 12:30 am

I’ve used colls with many hundreds of entries, and a handful of data for each entry.

Post the part of your patch you’re having trouble with.

Apr 29 2011 | 11:40 am

Hi Chris, good to know coll can handle far more entries, still can;t work out why I can;t add any more to mine, I posted the chunk of the patch that is relevant

Apr 29 2011 | 11:45 am

there are 4 other ca instruments Im working on and its the same for all of them, It seems I can’t have more than 12 indexes, the max window says ‘:errors in text file line 13’ if I try to add any more

Apr 29 2011 | 12:54 pm

Clicking on the insert … message does add a 13th index in your coll, as expected.
This kind of error messages generally happens when the coll’s syntax isn’t respected, which can be the case if the coll is edited by hand.


Apr 29 2011 | 1:25 pm

it should take 56,000, but at least in max 4 readout is limited 999.

Apr 29 2011 | 2:12 pm

Just recently i had 86.522 entrys in 1 coll without any problems whatsoever.


Apr 29 2011 | 4:40 pm

Thanks for all the replies guys! it seems to work fine now when i click the insert message like Roman says. Not sure why that didn’t work before, i’ll have to chalk it up to a mix of my stupidity and my temperemental computer.

Cheers again

Apr 29 2011 | 6:35 pm

The ‘:errors in text file line 13’ message happens when you’ve tried to edit the coll using the built in text editor, right? If so, you’ve typed the line wrong somehow. Over the years I’ve gotten in the habit of editing the coll, selecting all, copying it, then closing the window. This way, if there was some problem with the entries, I can pop the coll open again, select all, paste the previous contents, and look for my error.

It would be great if Max was smarter about this, though.

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