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Can't select on current selection

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Since upgrading to yEd 3.14.4, I can't seem to get the "Act On Current Selection" option to work. If I have an existing selection, then do a "Select Elements" with AOCS enabled using filter criteria that should match only a subset of the currently-selected elements, the selection does not change. Specifically, I'm trying to filter a an arbitrary set of nodes to those with zero outdegree (terminal nodes). I

  1. Select the desired nodes using the Structure View. The nodes have varying degrees of inputs and outputs, some zero
  2. Open the Select Elements tool and configure as
  • Act On Current Selection Only: true
  • Clear Selection First: false
  • Nodes: Use These Criteria
    • Select: Outdegree
    • Minimal Degree: 0
    • Maximum Degree: 0
  1. Click Ok

No change. I've tried a variety of different criteria to see if it's something about this particular search, but regardless of which I provide, the selection never changes.

Am I overlooking something?

in Help by (130 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote

You need to set "Clear Selection First" to "true" to get the desired result.

(However, this is no new behavior in yEd 3.14.4, but has been this way for a long time.)

by [yWorks] (160k points)
Thanks, make sense once I think about it. It's been a while since I'd used the previous version, so it's quite likely I simply forgot how it was supposed to work.
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