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Alex Jones
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Hi there, I've got a bit of a gripe...

I recently did a massive overhaul of an existing process that we use for customer support. In this overhaul, I removed several human tasks, but today one of the managers asked that it be put back in, along with the custom fields update node that used to put various tasks' outcomes and completion details into a couple of different fields.

I thought, 'oh ok, I'll just look back at a previous version to see what tasks were referenced where, and what fields from them were needed'. No. 

Because of the insistence of assigning a ridiculously long random number to each task - but not saying on the task itself what that random number is - I cannot actually work out what is being referenced where, I just get an endless stream of numbers and letters. 

Furthermore, the 'read only' system on previous versions is a pain. I get that you're not allowed to edit the text, but it doesn't let me scroll to the end of a field to see what part of task 'askfdjkhwq908213989u2r9uhd' is actually being referenced (is it the outcome? the completion details? WHAAAT?!). Also, on text fields where an editor window is used, I cant launch the window to see what's written in there - there could be a whole essay in there that I need to see - but alas, I'm left with the first two-dozen-or-so characters, which doesnt even get to the fully random name of the task that's being referenced in this case.

TL; DR:

  • Please make it possible to navigate text in the 'read only' mode of previous versions
  • If you insist on using random numbers for task referencing, state the random number on the actual task somewhere - and preferably make the random number considerably shorter!
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Hi Alex,

We have to ensure each node ref is absolutely unique, this is why they have auto generating UID keys, which is a standard. I will reduce it from 16 to 8 though, as the likelyhood of collision should be less..

What browser are you using, because i am able to scoll the task text no problem, i am using chrome, so maybe we have an issue with a specific browser. In the mean time you can just copy a node you want to check and paste it into draft process (open in other tab) and take a look at it/re-use it. 

If you let us know what browser make and version you are using we will look at the read only scrolling. We should also be able to add a option also to "Find Node" where you can use title or UID, but in mean time you are best off doing the above (copy and paste)

Cheers

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Hi Alex,

So i completely misread that. The problem is you have in one node a ref like  &[global.tasks["task-asd368fh-45rfdgty7-dfgh3sf5-34rdfdsd"]] and you need to be able to quickly find the node it is actually related to. So yes will add a find node option and you could just type in "asd368fh" and it will do a like match. I will see also if i can add a highlighter in, so if you select a node, it will highlight other nodes (say green border) that have references to that node.

Cheers 

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