Frd,

Thanks for that. I can use Marks answer for this issue, but your utility 
will most likely assist in some of the advanced solutions I suggest in my 
reply to Marks last comment.

Generate NewTitle sounds like something that should be more available to 
tiddlywiki users.

Lovely
Regards
Tony

On Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:14:27 UTC+10, FrD wrote:
>
> Hi TonyM,
>
> There is a function in the core that generates a new title based on a 
> given title (from task, it generates task 1, task 2, ...).
> I've wrapped it in a js macro. You could try it. Import save and reload 
> (in a test wiki or in a copy of your wiki !!!)
>
> Just enter <<generateNewTitle "task">> or <<generateNewTitle "my favorite 
> tiddler">>
>
> Be careful with your data, try it on a copy.
>
> Regards
>
> FrD
>
> Le samedi 11 août 2018 09:53:40 UTC+2, TonyM a écrit :
>>
>> Frd,
>>
>> Thanks for your effort. Unfortunately I do not know the name before hand 
>> as I am cloning to create multiple instances of say tasks. They may be 
>> renamed or named task 1 task 2 etc...
>>
>> This is a messy part of the available code.
>>
>> So I am currentlt working on a copy selected fields to a new tiddler, 
>> which does create a new tiddler, but does not include the increment of 
>> duplicate tiddler names.
>>
>> Arrrrgh, I can't win.
>>
>> Perhaps I determine the new name myself and make it unique. This will be 
>> easier in the next release with the range operator.
>>
>> Regards
>> Tony
>>
>> On Saturday, 11 August 2018 17:40:33 UTC+10, FrD wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi TonyM,
>>>
>>> Finally I found a way to do what you want. The drawback is that you need 
>>> to know in advance the name of the tiddler you want to create.
>>>
>>> Go to https://tiddlywiki.com/
>>> Create a tiddler, for instance "testtemplate" with a tag ("MyTag"), some 
>>> text and two fields : field1 and field2.
>>> Create a tiddler, say "testcreate" with this code inside :
>>>
>>> \define actions()
>>> <$action-setfield $tiddler="testtemplate" $field="title" $value=
>>> "MyNewTiddler" />
>>> <$action-deletefield $tiddler="MyNewTiddler" $field="field2" />
>>> \end
>>>
>>> <$button actions=<<actions>>>
>>> Create and remove field
>>> </$button>
>>>
>>> When you click the button, testtemplate is cloned (without being 
>>> deleted) and field2 is removed from the cloned tiddler.
>>> I think it's a convoluted way to use action-setfield and probably not 
>>> the way it was intended to be used. But it seems to work.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> FrD
>>>
>>> Le samedi 11 août 2018 09:12:03 UTC+2, TonyM a écrit :
>>>>
>>>> Mark,
>>>>
>>>> Just to clarify, the "idea of [your] own and FrD's suggestion" just did 
>>>> not work?
>>>>
>>>> I was relay smart because I decided to use a subtiddler such as 
>>>> task/template to indicate it was a template tiddler so task no longer held 
>>>> the removeme field and would not be cloned. This is a good idea but 
>>>> somewhere I decided this was a useful tip for creating templates for 
>>>> subTiddlers, and I returned it the above method only to be reminded it 
>>>> does 
>>>> not work again.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I am using the following to clone tiddlers I am using as templates;
>>>>
>>>> <$button message="tm-new-tiddler" param=<<currentTiddler>> 
>>>> tooltip="Clone this 'template'" aria-label="Clone this 'template'" class=<
>>>> <tv-config-toolbar-class>> >
>>>> <$action-setfield $field=template-source $value=<<currentTiddler>>/>
>>>> {{$:/PSaT/newTiddler/icon.svg}}
>>>> </$button>
>>>>
>>>> So to restate the problem
>>>>
>>>> *This works nicely except I have to remove a field from the new Tiddler 
>>>> eg removeme*
>>>> *<$action-deletefield $field=removeme/>*
>>>>
>>>> *Unfortunately if I use this in the above tiddler it removes the field 
>>>> from the source tiddler before the cloning.*
>>>>
>>>> As Mark suggested I may need resort to the ActionCreateTiddler so a 
>>>> Final call to see if anyone knows a workaround or has build a clone tool 
>>>> using ActionCreateTiddler?
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>> Tony
>>>>
>>>> On Friday, 3 August 2018 12:46:30 UTC+10, TonyM wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Folks/Team,
>>>>>
>>>>> I am creating a tool to create tiddlers from template tiddlers and 
>>>>> will share today (if I resolve this).
>>>>>
>>>>> However to do so I am using the following to clone the tiddler to a 
>>>>> new tiddler name eg "task 1" and open for edit (which the user then 
>>>>> modifies)
>>>>>
>>>>> \whitespace trim
>>>>> <$button message="tm-new-tiddler" param=<<currentTiddler>> tooltip="Clone 
>>>>> this 'template'" aria-label="Clone this 'template'" class=<<tv-config-
>>>>> toolbar-class>> >
>>>>> <$action-setfield $field=template-source $value=<<currentTiddler>>/>
>>>>> *<$action-deletefield $field=tiddler-template-caption/**>*
>>>>> {{$:/core/images/clone-button}}
>>>>> </$button>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>    - I identify which tiddlers are templates by the existence of the 
>>>>>    field *tiddler-template-caption*
>>>>>    - During the clone which works perfectly the 
>>>>>    tiddler-template-caption also gets cloned
>>>>>    - Unfortunately this means the new tiddlers now appear in the list 
>>>>>    of tiddler templates
>>>>>    - In the above code *<$action-deletefield 
>>>>>    $field=tiddler-template-caption/*> deletes the field from the 
>>>>>    template tiddler not the new one.
>>>>>    - How can I delete this field from the new tiddler with the yet to 
>>>>>    be determined name?
>>>>>    
>>>>> I believe I need to use message="tm-new-tiddler" param=<<
>>>>> currentTiddler>> rather than ActionCreateTiddlerWidget to clone the 
>>>>> tiddler, where I would use the $savetitle.
>>>>> I want the clone to work regardless of the fields and their content so 
>>>>> I do not want to explicitly create the fields, I just want them to come 
>>>>> from the template tiddler except for *tiddler-template-caption.*
>>>>>
>>>>> Note: <$action-setfield $field=template-source 
>>>>> $value=<<currentTiddler>>/> updates the template tiddler before the 
>>>>> clone, 
>>>>> this saves the user doing it.
>>>>>
>>>>> How can I trigger *<$action-deletefield 
>>>>> $field=tiddler-template-caption/**> on the new tiddler after it is 
>>>>> named/created without an additional "trigger"*
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Tony
>>>>>
>>>>

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