Renumber Selected Cues with a Prefix

 
 

Explanation

Renumber selected cues using a prefix. Works similar to QLab's built-in renumbering system, but first prompts the user for a prefix.

 

Great if your stage manager wants all the audio cues to be A1, A2, A3, etc. or if you have multiple screens and want cues to be numbered S1_1, S1_2, S1_3, etc.

The script works around existing cue numbers, and just skips those numbers.

Script

Copy the text to the right, and paste it into a script cue in your QLab workspace.

I recommend assigning it a hotkey, or I like to give each script cue a unique cue number using letters, and then trigger it from Bitfocus Companion.

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--Renumber selected cues using a prefix. Works similar to QLab's built-in renumbering system, but first prompts the user for a prefix.
--Great if your stage manager wants all the audio cues to be A1, A2, A3, etc. or if you have multiple screens and want cues to be numbered S1_1, S1_2, S1_3, etc.
--by Taylor Glad. Updated 7/10
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--Global Variables
set selectedCues to ""
set qString to ""
set qNumber to ""
set qIncrement to 1

tell application id "com.figure53.QLab.4" to tell front workspace
set selectedCues to selected as list
display dialog "Enter letter/string (no spaces)" default answer "" with title "Renumber with Letters" with icon 1
set qString to text returned of result as string

end tell

AskStart()
on AskStart()
tell application id "com.figure53.QLab.4" to tell front workspace
display dialog "Start at" default answer "" with title "Renumber with String" with icon 1
end tell
try
set qNumber to text returned of result as number
return qNumber
on error
tell application id "com.figure53.QLab.4" to tell front workspace
display dialog "That is not a number" with title "Renumber with String" with icon 2
end tell
AskStart()
end try

end AskStart
set qNumber to result

AskInc()

on AskInc()
tell application id "com.figure53.QLab.4" to tell front workspace
display dialog "increment by" default answer "1" with title "Renumber with String" with icon 1

end tell
try
set qIncrement to text returned of result as number
return qIncrement
on error
tell application id "com.figure53.QLab.4" to tell front workspace
display dialog "That is not a number" with title "Renumber with String" with icon 2
end tell
AskInc()
end try
end AskInc
set qIncrement to result

RenumberCue(selectedCues, qString, qNumber, qIncrement)
on RenumberCue(selectedCues, qString, qNumber, qIncrement)
tell application id "com.figure53.QLab.4" to tell front workspace
repeat with eachCue in selectedCues
set the q number of eachCue to ""
end repeat
--Removes the existing Cue Numbers

set qNumber to qNumber - qIncrement
--subtracts one increment, so that the first cue in the loop doesn't start one increment higher than specified

 

repeat with eachCue in selectedCues
 

repeat until q number of eachCue is qString & qNumber
 

set qNumber to qNumber + qIncrement

set the q number of eachCue to qString & qNumber
 

end repeat

if (qNumber mod 1 is 0.0) then set qNumber to qNumber div 1
--Removes the .0 from whole numbers

end repeat
end tell
end RenumberCue