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Would I be correct in assuming that you have not placed tags on the unwanted items?
Anything that is not tagged will be included in the build. If you are certain you have properly tagged everything, you need to investigate your build expression.
Thanks for the quick response. I did try the Conditional Build Tags on just the files I wanted but that did not work; I did not know I had to tag everything I did NOT want. Let me try again.
This answers a similar question that I need help with but i'm confused. The documentation for RH states this:
All topics to which one tag has been applied
Use the tag name. For example: Tag1
This implies that the single tag action should apply exclusive of all other topics. It seems insane to require us to tag every file in a project. We should be able to tag sets, as with a product name, and produce a single source output based on that one tag?
Am I missing something?
@starrd – are you working in RH8 or something newer?
Sorry did not see this reply come to my mailbox earlier. I am working in RH10. Looks like the Conditional Build dialog does specify that it's not exclusive. The help is not clear on that point, but the Single Source Print dialog for conditional builds is. Frustrating. With over 3000 topics in our project, it would be nice to tag a specific set and have that set tied to a single source print project.
How is your project organized? It’s easy to add CBTs to entire folders of topics to tag them all in one action. Did you create 3000 topics without any tags & then decide to use CBTs? Usually that sort of thing is plotted out when you start the project.
What you are missing (and the help may be missing as well) is that anything untagged is *ALWAYS* included in the build. So if your goal is to only include certain information, you need to tag everything. Then ensure you apply a different tag to the content you wish to include and configure your build expression to be an inclusive one.