Affix Name Command

D_AffixName_600ppi   Affix Name

Command Licensing and Default Menu Location

  • The Affix Name command is part of the RPS Data Prep Toolbox
  • The command is located on the Data Prep macros menu ribbon
  • The command is located in the Modify menu group

Command Description

Applies and / or removes a user specified prefix or suffix the name of the selected objects

Command Interface Description

The Affix Name command dialog looks as follows

Objects to alter:
Select the objects whose name you wish to alter through the addition or removal of Prefix or Suffix information. For example you may want to suffix objects with name Ditch to Ditch-V1 for example if you revision track object level information. You may want to replace -V1 with -V2 for example. You can select one or more objects here.

Add Section:
You can enter a Prefix or Suffix value to add in this section of the dialog. Anything that you add here including spaces and hyphens etc. will be added as a prefix or suffix to the existing object names. Note you can only Prefix or Suffix an existing name, if the selected objects have no name, then no name update will be made.

Remove Section:
You can enter a Prefix or Suffix value to remove in this section of the dialog. Anything that you enter here including spaces and hyphens etc. will be removed from the existing names of the selected objects where an exact match is found. Note you can remove a prefix or suffix value if it exists already. Removals are carried out before additions, so if you have an object name Ditch-V1 and you enter -V1 as a removal suffix and add -V2 as an add suffix your object name will become Ditch-V2 as a result of this transaction.

Note: If you want to “Search and Replace” text items you can use the Remove Section function to do that. For example I have pages and pages of PDF cross sections in Sheet View. All of the sections have station labels that say IH35 STA: XX+XX.00. In the cross section conversion process, these station labels will fail because they contain 2 numerical values (35 and the Station value). You can use this command to fix all of the Station Labels by setting the Remove Prefix IH35 STA: and setting the Suffix to blank and by leaving the Add Prefix and Suffix Blank. This will remove IH35 STA: from all of the text labels, thereby allowing the cross sections to convert correctly.

When you tap apply, the name changes will be made and the command will ready itself for another selection set and repeat process execution. If you do not want to make a second selection and repeat the process tap Close to finish the process.

Executes the command and closes on completion

Closes the command without further execution.

Video Demonstration

The following video shows how to utilize the Affix Name command

Use Case Videos

The following videos show the use of the Affix Name command in a work process context

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