Give the Runlog action the option to only effect the current Task

Please allow separate Tasks to turn logging on and off for that particular Task. This setting should also carry over to all tasks called by the Perform Task action.

Another idea would be an option to turn off logging in the Perform Task action.

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Will do, thanks :) .

I think the information in the Runlog needs a bit of an overhaul as it stands.

Specifically, I find the ID column confusing.  Maybe I'm just not reading it correctly, but you either have to be absolutely in-tune with the task, which most of us are unless the task is incredibly complex (I have a whole bunch like that), or you have to recognize what the message is trying to tell you.

What I'd like to see is the ID reflect the number of concurrent tasks with that name, and then the step number it's executing.  Format like this:

Master Task Instance # : Master Task Step # [/ Sub Task # : Sub Task Step #]

So, for example:

If I have a task that is running, it's ID should state 1:12 for 1 instance of that task, no sub task running (created by Perform Task steps) and it just executed step 12; the Sub Task # would be 0 if it's not executing would not have to be visible unless it was.  If one is running, then the number could look like this:

1:12 / 1:4

Translating to:

Master Task Instance #: 1

Master Task Step #: 12

Sub Task #: 1

Sub Task Step #: 4

If you don't want to hide the sub task #, then the format could be: 1:12 / 0:0

Collision handling will mitigate the need for the Master Task Instance # most of the time, but I'm sure there are some of you out there that would make active use of that.  The step numbers are clear as day in this way, so absolutely no chance of confusion where a task might be having issues.  The sub task references again make it clear as day where a problem might be happening.

I'm sure I haven't thought of everything, and you might be able to poke holes in my logic, but the way it is right now, I'm finding I'm constantly trying to decipher what it's telling me if I don't know, or remember, each and every step of my task.

Don't know if this should be a separate feature request.  If so, please let me know and I'll copy/paste it.  Thoughts? Unless someone can explain the current logging method ;) .


Please make this a separate request, so we can vote separately.