Yes, it would be a good thing to automate. I typically only throw away listings that I’ve ended manually and restarted already (which I do for a random subset of listings daily), so there is nothing in the Trash here that I ever need to keep.
At the moment, since it is only rarely that I need to refer to old listings (as opposed to transactions), and never need to look at deleted ones, I have a periodic reminder to
save all Sold listings to individual gs files on disk
delete them from GarageSale
empty the GS Trash
It’s really quite rare that the Orders table gets full for me, but it seems there’s a lot less information stored there, since it’s mainly references to listings?
In the few instances where I’ve had to refer to an archived listing, I can usually find it with Spotlight by searching for the listing’s title in the full text of the GS file in Finder, and then I can re-load it manually back into GarageSale. Which is why I always save the listings as individual files; if I didn’t, I’d need to re-import a whole pile.
An added feature, if anyone is asking, would be a “collapse all” button to the menu bar so I don’t have to spend so much time scrolling up to the top after GS gets done relisting and opening all my folders. I know I can hit option and the close arrow but I still have to go all the way up to the top to get to the main opened folder
Yes again, and same. Another under “handling large database UX” header
Similar: When I search for listings, and find a dozen hits, and make a change to one of them, and then cancel the search, I do not ever ever want the entire dozen selected from my collection of listings. Many times the search will find some deleted ones, and some running ones, and some pending ones, and this ends up opening all the folders and selecting all the search hits.
that is: When I do a search, and get multiple listing hits:
If I click or double click on one result line I want to open that listing, so it should remain selected when I cancel search;
If I select multiple result lines, it’s because I want to drag them all somewhere, or edit their attributes, so they should remain selected when I cancel the search
but many times I do a search and do not want any of the results selected; there should be a way to deselect all results when I cancel the search. At the moment, at least one item is always selected when a search is cancelled (the first result)
Do you ever get this odd behavior? A search yields 2 possibilities for the same listing, One goes no where and the other goes to the listing you want when you click “reveal original”. Sometimes this list has blanks that go to the GS default listing others just jump to no when in particular down the files.
My trash is emptied daily. In the search grabbed below, The green highlighted bring up the identical listing but “reveal original” goes nowhere in the first and to the listing in the second one. All these duplicates clog up searches and are annoying as you can imagine because I have to do the search all over and choose the 2nd but sometimes its the 1st one. I cant duplicate the blank listing behavior