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    Adrian Williams

    The Help information on Connection Points is here:

    https://doc.infogixsaas.com/analyze/Default.htm#d-advanced-topics/connection-points.htm

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    Chi-Pa Choi

    Yes thanks, I came from that page to this.

    I don't see that page answering my question.  A hashsplit bundle can have identically named outputs if you are using library nodes.

    Thanks

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    Adrian Williams

    The recommendation in general is that all output included in the connection bundle should have unique output pin names. You can rename the outputs of an instance of a library node from the Define tab of the properties panel (scroll down to the bottom of the properties list)

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    Chi-Pa Choi

    OK thanks but that goes against the ethos of a library node - that it should be standard and consistent.  If I (say) do a hashsplit with 7 outputs, put composite library nodes to each output and then take the bundled output to pass elsewhere I think you are saying I have to rename every library node output individually to be able to make use of that bundle.  So different (!) library nodes.

    I am not looking to hark back to the old days but LAE would have allowed me to take the bundle and still differentiate part of the each bundle for passing to the next stage.

    For me, one of the key advantages that d360a has over its nearest rivals is d360a's parallelisation.  Having to modify library nodes creates a signficant problem if you have the ethos of a) standardisation of logic and b) parallelisation.  One can't even rebundle and then unbundle as you can't edit the names in the bundle.  It's handicapping one of d360a's key advantages.

     

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    Adrian Williams

    Can your data flow be structured so that rather than making the connections directly from the outputs of the nodes (in this example the the Transform nodes - which all have an 'out1' pin), the nodes are included in a Composite node which allows you to rename the composite output pins (or use the default names 'out1', 'out2', 'out3' as in this example)? The Connection Point can then be connected to the outputs of the Composite node, allowing you to identify and select the required connection. 

     

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    Chi-Pa Choi

    Thanks that might be a decent interim workaround.

    Note that you can prebuild the composite but not the link to the connection point - it won't take it.  ie i made the composite and connection point and then pasted it into my graph and linked to the data.  This fails:

     

    I had to delete the existing connection points and relink.  Also for some reason they are out of order.

     

    Thanks for the suggestion

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