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jameslex  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:30:55 AM(UTC)
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I have a project with 10+ data sources. In Data Sources Manager, I cannot reorder the various data sources to put the more commonly updated ones to the beginning of the list.

I would like to drag 'n drop the data sources, similar to how we can drag 'n drop inputs in vMix.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:56:45 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: jameslex Go to Quoted Post
I have a project with 10+ data sources. In Data Sources Manager, I cannot reorder the various data sources to put the more commonly updated ones to the beginning of the list.

I would like to drag 'n drop the data sources, similar to how we can drag 'n drop inputs in vMix.


Until granted/available:
Edit the preset xml file by cutting and pasting in dif order the


<datasource ......>
......
</datasource>

bits
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jameslex on 1/26/2023(UTC)
jameslex  
#3 Posted : Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:06:05 AM(UTC)
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Thanks doggy! I did this once, and while I'm more comfortable than most to edit XML files, I was a bit terrified I would ruin the session. It's a useful hack for now, but hopefully someone at vMix (Hi Heath!) will see this.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:10:12 AM(UTC)
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Thanks doggy! I did this once, and while I'm more comfortable than most to edit XML files, I was a bit terrified I would ruin the session. It's a useful hack for now, but hopefully someone at vMix (Hi Heath!) will see this.


taking a backup helps to be less terrified , also how many times would one have to rearange them (personally i rarely had the urge to do so )
Handy for sure though
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#5 Posted : Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:24:40 AM(UTC)
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We're using vMix as our graphics engine for live sports production (see here). We have about 15-20 data sources and adding more graphics and live data every week.

Some data sources do not need to be touched, but some data sources (like lower thirds) need the graphics op to select the proper row of data. (Using Companion+Stream Deck, we've programmed the selection of previous/next row in a data sources, but sometimes that's not good enough) Since our needs changes week-to-week, it would be nice to reorder the data sources without needing to edit an XML file.

It's odd to me that a program as well-engineered as vMix allows you to rename data sources but not reorder them.
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