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Explorer ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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Version 2020.5.71

I am currently creating a parent project for the first time. I have added my child projects and all looks good except I would like to know if there is a way to use conditional tags to create separate indexes for each child project. They have all merged together. I have tried a few things but nothing seems to be working.

 

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Chantal

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Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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Does Peter's site have anything to say about that? See grainge.org for a ton of RH resources.

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Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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I looked and couldn't find anything!

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Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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I also use parent/child projects, and so far, I've not found a way to create separate Indices or Glossaries, both of which would be tremendously helpful to me. I can live without an index because the search is so good, but I've had to make a topic to serve as the Glossary, because if words are defined in more than one child project, there are multiple Glossary entries for the same term if I let RH create it. 

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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Long-time merged help author. 1 parent project with 11 child projects. Our doc team is currently using RH 2020.1, but I'm wrapping up testing for RH 2020.5 before we roll it out to the team. Our primary merged help output is HTML5, Azure_Blue skin. We incorporate basic filtering in the output - 1 filter for each child project (so 11 filter choices). In the RH 2020.5-generated output, when I select a filter, the index only displays entries for that project.

 

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  1. It appears index filtering in merged output is broken in RH 2020.1 (at least for HTML5, Azure_Blue). 
  2. It appears glossary filtering in merged output is broken in RH 2020.1 and 2020.5 (again, HTML5, Azure_Blue). 

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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This thread is now mixed up. @ChaCha22 wants separate indexes and filtering is one solution. @RoboFan is getting only topics related to the filter applied and doesn't want that. However, that is how filtering is designed to work.

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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thanks yes I have tried multiple things and this just doesn't seem to be a function I can incorporate. I think I need to rethink my project!

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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Our team currently runs 2020.1. Index filtering is broken in that version. I'm testing 2020.5 before rolling it out to our team. Index filtering is NOT broken in the latest version (2020.5). As an aside, note that 2020.3 broke merged output (the reason we've waited to update until now). And perhaps this is an acceptable solution to what the initial poster is looking for. 

 

By default, our merged output combines all index entries from all 11 child projects.

 

In 2020.5, if any end user wants to view the index for 1 specific child project, they can simply select the Filter tab, select the child project filter, select the Index tab again, and all that's displayed is the selected child project's index (the other 10 child project indexes are filtered out/hidden/suppressed/not shown). Note: This IS what we want, and how I would expect it to work. So good job, Adobe, on fixing this in the .2, .4, or .5 update (whenver it happend).

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thanks but this isn't working!

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Engaged ,
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  1. What output type?
  2. What skin?
  3. Do you have a unique topic level condition tag created for each child project?
  4. Is each unique topic level condition tag assigned to each topic in its corresponding child project? (e.g., a hardware topic level condition tag is applied to every topic in the hardware project)
  5. Are the dynamic content filters configured in each child project identical (each project condition tag listed, identical order top to bottom, spelling, etc.)?

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Explorer ,
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Thank you everyone for your input -- in testing all the things you have suggested I accidentally came across the solution. I think the main issue was that in one of my child projects, the TOC topics were all listed in a section (folder). I think all the topics in the TOC have to be individually listed. I can't say for sure but this seemed to be what worked! (skin azure, html5, Version 2020.5.71)

 

Here were my steps and the outcome being: I filter a section (child project) and then only that index displays.

 

Parent Project – NO action or settings - do not create any conditional tags or dynamic content filters

 

Child Project

  • Create conditional tag and apply to each individual topic
  • Create dynamic content filter and apply the tag
  • Edit output/content and ensure dynamic content filter is applied
  • Prepare TOC to generate
    • Ensure your child project topics are NOT in a folder or section

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