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Ordered Lists popup "included more than once"

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Ordered Lists popup "included more than once"

I have a project in EG 5.1 that has a set of programs that I run in different groupings, so I have several ordered lists to define which ones to run for which purpose.  Some programs are included in every ordered list (6 so far) and some are only in a few or only in one.

When I save the project, every single time, it pops up a window, "The following items were included in the run list more than once.  These items will only be run the first time.", and a list of every program in the project that's included in 2 or more ordered lists.  This even comes up when it autosaves.  None of the options (OK, Cancel, x) have any effect beyond allowing it to save - it still pops up 15 minutes later.

I don't think I have this problem as much on my 6.1 projects (none of which have as many repetitions, but do have some), though I have seen it over there; so perhaps this is a bug fixed in 6.1, or it's an intended consequence of ordered lists (which I don't understand).  Unfortunately this project involves someone with a 32 bit Windows installation who cannot install 6.1 at the moment, so if that's the fix it won't help in this instance.

Any suggestions for how I can avoid this?  It's not a deal breaker, but having that popup every fifteen minutes is very annoying, and my client users don't appreciate having to hit 'OK' to an error message every time they want to save.

Regular Contributor
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Re: Ordered Lists popup "included more than once"

This is also happening to me, with Enterprise guide 6.1.  Why should I care that "items were included in the run list more than once"?  How do you avoid this message?

SAS Super FREQ
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Re: Ordered Lists popup "included more than once"

The intent of that message is to warn the user that even though an item is referenced in multiple ordered lists, it will only be run the first time it is encountered in a run (rather than re-run for each occurrence).

However, it should only be displayed when the user is running multiple ordered lists that contain multiple references to one or more items.  EG should not be displaying that warning when the project is saved.  I'll enter a defect into our tracking system and make sure it is addressed.

Learner
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Re: Ordered Lists popup "included more than once"

I receive this message every time I try to execute a OrderList. There are more than one order list and we can run it when we need some report, but not all the same time, this is the reason because the macros are duplicated in each orderlist.

 

Our problem is that the message will stop the execution (large execution) every time we need to upload or download some data (I've not check if it happens on other ciscumstances).

 

Is there any way to avoid this message?. We lose a lot of time checking when the process will stop and we need to press "space" key or click message.

 

Really thanks.

SAS Super FREQ
Posts: 307

Re: Ordered Lists popup "included more than once"

We addressed this issue as a direct result of this thread, so thank you!  In EG 7.11, we fixed the issue where the message was incorrectly displayed when saving the project.  In EG 7.12, we added a "Do not show this dialog again" checkbox, so you don't have to see it again...

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So, @GabrielAzuar, upgrading to EG 7.12 or later will allow you to avoid the message.

 

Casey

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