File Modified Context Missing documentation.

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Rich D

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Aug 4, 2022, 6:58:41 PMAug 4
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Hi João, 
Could you elaborate on exactly what the "Event" category is for in the Context - Event - File Modified ?  There is no mention of this in the help docs for that event.

Thanks,  Rich.. 

João Dias

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Aug 5, 2022, 6:56:40 AM (13 days ago) Aug 5
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The event is just the event type you're monitoring :) For example, if you monitor for the ClosedWrite event you'll get that profile to trigger every time a file in the specified folder finishes being written.

Maybe I should add a brief explanation of what each event is in the help file?

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Rich D

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Aug 6, 2022, 6:10:29 PM (12 days ago) Aug 6
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The event is just the event type you're monitoring :) For example, if you monitor for the ClosedWrite event you'll get that profile to trigger every time a file in the specified folder finishes being written.

My confusion comes from the the fact that when choosing a event context to monitor a file or folder there is currently 6 options.

File Attribute Changed
File Closed
File Deleted
File Modified 
File Moved
File Opened.

 It seems Only the 'File Modified' Event context has a a "Event" category where I can now choose 6 options

Create
Delete
Modify
Moved From
Moved To
Closed Write

Questions? -

1- If I want to trigger on a file deleted do I use the 'File Modified' Event with the Delete option or do I use the 'File Deleted' event Context ? Is there a Difference?

2- If I want to trigger on a File Modified, Do I need to select the "Modify" option within the File Modified Context or would that be the same as leaving the Event option blank?


I realize this most likely comes from adding the "Event" option and having backward compatibility. However it seems confusing. 

I am not sure of the best fix for this, However at the minimum a brief explanation of why there are confusing options and the correct choices for triggering on a given event in the help text and user guide would be very helpful...


Thanks,   Rich.. 




Rich D

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Aug 6, 2022, 6:16:10 PM (12 days ago) Aug 6
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Forgot to add the Fact that the "Event" Category of the 'File Modified' Event Context is not mentioned in the help text adds more to the mystery.... :)
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