BSTD
Is there a way to find thoughts with, e.g., parent thought A and parent thought B?
Background: in my research brain, I have articles sorted under different topics - one of the strengths of TB being to have a thought with more than one of such topic parent w/o having to work with tags. But now I seek thoughts belonging to two certain parents simultaneously. As these parent thougths tend to have 60-70 children, that would not be easy to do manually.
Any help / thoughts appreciated!
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zenrain
If you are using TheBrain 9, this is now possible. To do so, select the Parent Thoughts (ctrl or cmd click to add to the selection window). Then right-click the selection window and choose Show Common children. A sub window will appear. Note that on the sub-window you can expand the selection generations (to show sub-children).
macOS 10.12.5
TheBrain 9.0.202
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BSTD
Thanks, zenrain!
However, I'm still in the TB 8 era. So I'll have to wait...
Thanks anyway, this adds to the list of reasons of why I should upgrade.
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zenrain
I think the quickest way to do it in v8 is via tag use.
  1. Activate the first parent.
  2. Ctrl+Click the child gate to select all children.
  3. In the selection window, give them all a new tag (f.ex 1)
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 on second parent, giving them a different tag (f.ex 2).
  5. Open the report window and run a report for thoughts with Tag 1 and Tag 2 (sorry, it's been > 1 year since I've use v8, so I don't have exact steps, I think when you click the tag it gives it a +, and you do this for the second tag to report on both).
Edit: if it helps, one of the things against updating to v9 is the prior versions generally have more robust reporting (and a slightly more robust search, but this is debatable now with some recent changes) with custom reports, filtering and a few more options v9 doesn't have yet. [smile] 
Hopefully in a future release reporting in general is addressed and beefed up.
macOS 10.12.5
TheBrain 9.0.202
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BSTD
Hey, that's a great workaround, zenrain!
I never thought of using temporary tags for this.
Intelligent solution.
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