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Is there a way to "tag" a file and then query/look for files based on that "tag"?

Susan Hanson (1.6k2188193) | asked Aug 20 '13, 9:08 p.m.
In our current source repository, we can set properties on an individual file and one of the ones we set is a flag to indicate that the file contains text that must be translated into foreign languages (like messages).

As we move into RTC, is there any way to indicate that a flag contains translateable text and then query/find all of the files based on that tag? 


Susan Hanson commented Aug 20 '13, 9:57 p.m.

More on this ... it seems that I can set "User Properties" on a file that is within my workspace ... since files have a set of attributes.

However, I don't know how then I would get a list of files with that property.

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sam detweiler (12.5k6186201) | answered Aug 20 '13, 9:55 p.m.
I have not seen any way to add attributes (tags) to files.

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.0k23035) | answered Aug 20 '13, 11:05 p.m.
You can set user properties on a file which are stored with the new version created by checking in that file, but you cannot modify those properties on the version.   You can ask a file version what its properties are, but you cannot query for all file versions with a specified set of properties.
The work item for the ability to query for file versions with a specified set of properties is: Support query on properties of a versionable state (266403)
The work item for the ability to modify a property on a file version is: Provide modifiable properties on a versionable state (220897)
Neither of these work items are currently in plan, so if you need either of these functions, please add a comment to the appropriate work item(s) indicating your interest/support

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