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Can data tags be used to count symbols instances (such as light fixtures)  on a design layer

I tried customizing an existing data tag and cannot find a 'quantity' or 'count' function  

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I don't think so. Data tags are basically for putting information from a single object on the drawing.

 

I think we will see more capability in VW2022, but that may just be wishful thinking. ;-)

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Thank you Pat, I assume I can add a record format to count ? but hoped there was already a quantity/count function in the existing data tag options 

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You can count the objects in a worksheet, but I don't think there is a way to get the multiple count into the Data Tag.

 

Unless you are going to write a script that will store the total to a record.field. But then you have to remember to run the script every time you make a change.

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I tried to have record formats in a symbol provide a total in a data tag without luck -

Vectorworks hopefully is aware of this need -  

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