Read out the number of symbols

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Is it possible the information of number of symbols - which is shown in the map-index - to read out for a dashboard ?

  
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Jörg

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Andreas Lercher

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Don't understand your questiin
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Jörg

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MM shows the number of symbols in the MAP index.
In the example picture "still to be done" 29. 
Can I somewhere retrieve this existing information in MM (number 29) and display it on a dashboard?

So if I have 20 maps with "still to be done" I can show in the dashboard the summary of 20 maps.
Hope its now clear ?
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Andreas Lercher

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Hi Jörg,

If it change to the Tags-View, the number of each tag is shown at the top.
If you link all your maps to an overview map, you can combine them all in the view "linked maps". Then you'll get the total number of all tags.

With MM2020 it's not possible to use this numbers for calculation.

Best
Andreas
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Andreas's approach is probably the easiest to implement if you don't need the numbers for calculation purposes. If you do, there is a workaround.

You can use SmartRules to create a topic property for each Kanban tag, so you end up with separate To Do, Doing and Done properties on each task, with a 1 in the relevant property for the task's Kanban tag.

The you can use formulas on the central topic to sum each of the properties. In turn, you can set up a dashboard map which rolls up the central topics of each of the maps and then uses formulas to combine the tags counts from each of the rolled-up maps.

The following images demonstrate this approach. One word of warning - using a combination of formulas and SmartRules could impose a significant performance overhead on very large maps.




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Andreas Lercher

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Very cool Alex. I'll like your idea
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Jörg

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that's what I want to do
THANKS Alex
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Jörg

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it runs :-)
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Jörg

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Hi Alex, a little problem...I hope:-)
Normal branch property I could create and take the option show or not shown.

If I do this with smart rules, it's always shown the actual branch property in every task.
But I don't want to see this information in every task, only in the summary.
Is this possible ? Thanks.
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Andreas Lercher

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I have a macro to hide all properties at once.
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