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grimmy

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Renaming Global Variables. [PENDING]
« on: April 06, 2013, 02:08:57 PM »
I can't do it.

Every-time I type the new name in the 'edit variable' text box it just resets back to what it was. Is this supposed to work?
« Last Edit: December 12, 2016, 12:08:33 AM by jeanfabre »

Alex Chouls

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Re: Renaming Global Variables.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 02:17:21 PM »
I just tested here and it seems to be working fine...

Are you hitting enter after renaming the variable?

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Re: Renaming Global Variables.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 03:27:46 PM »
Oh yeah..hitting return does the trick. I think I was hitting refresh or just deselecting. Now I know, it seems obvious. Thanks

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 01:03:34 PM »
Hi,

I can't rename a Global Variable because I don't see "Edit Variable" but only "variable" and it's grayed out.

why is that?

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 02:32:26 PM »
Renaming Global Variables was removed a few versions ago, due to a bug I think.

I can't wait for it to come back personally, as my project variables are a bit of a mess.

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2014, 01:30:27 PM »
I didn't update playmaker for some time, is renaming global variables functionality added back to playmaker?

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014, 11:46:03 PM »
Hi,

 nop... It's unfortunate, I think the feature is cornered because of backward compatibilties ( it's my guess, the complexity of this issue is great indeed). Same with global events.

 Bye,

 Jean

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2014, 01:04:19 AM »
I'll be working on this after 1.8.0 is released. There is an issue with backwards compatibility that requires some infrastructure to scan all scenes in a project. The good news is this infrastructure will enable a lot of powerful project tools beyond just fixing the renaming of globals (e.g., advanced search and organizational tools)

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2014, 01:07:54 AM »
Hi Alex,

I very much like the sound of that indeed!

Bye,

 Jean

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2014, 01:12:33 AM »
Sounds very promising!

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2016, 10:36:41 AM »
Any update on this? I still cannot rename global variables.  :-\

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2016, 11:39:37 PM »
Hi,

 No, this is still not available unfortunatly.

 Bye,

 Jean

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2016, 06:20:22 AM »
Not wanting to be pushy or looking to be too entitled, nor wanting to re-necroing old posts... but I only wanted to say that being able to rename globals would be so hugely great...  ::)

I know I'm an amateur "coder" at best and that a good one would try to avoid globals like the pest, but I'm no pro and I'm also a horrible planner, so I find myself continuously regretting the name I give to globals, making the final list of my variables an awful mess.

So... yeah. It would be great to have that ability. Just saying, pretty please and all that...  ;)

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [SOLVED]
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2016, 06:32:15 PM »
+1  :'(

Can we remove SOLVED?

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Re: Renaming Global Variables. [PENDING]
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2016, 12:10:12 AM »
Hi,

 yeah... I remove the "SOLVED", it's misleading indeed.

 This issue with global variable is a pain, we all agree on this, but unfortunatly, I think there is a deep down issue with this which prevents renaming without compromising other Fsms in other scene and packages.

 Hopefully, this will get addressed one way or the other...

Bye,

 Jean