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Search for un-referenced items

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:42 am
by pault
We have a number of Warehouse files used as the source for conkeyrefs. All the Warehouse files are contained within a single ditamap. Over time some of the sources (eg. <p>, <section>, <table>) are no longer used. Is there anyway to search to find the what source is no longer referenced?

Ideally it would be useful to be able to search all the Warehouse files at once.

Re: Search for un-referenced items

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:14 pm
by sorin_carbunaru

In the DITA Maps Manager (DMM) we have a toolbar action called "Validate and Check for Completeness" (see ... idate.html). The dialog displayed by the action has a variety of options that can be configured before running the process. The one you are looking for is Report unreferenced reusable elements. I suggest you to read its documentation at the link I provided earlier.

The dialog also contains other options that you might find interesting, such as Report unreferenced key definitions or Report links to topics not referenced in DITA maps. And there is also an action in the contextual menu shown for the root of the DITA map tree presented in the DMM called Find Unreferenced Resources. This action reports resources (such as topic, images, audio clips, video clips, etc.) that became orphaned from the DITA map. You can read more about this action at: ... urces.html.

All the best wishes,
Sorin Carbunaru
oXygen XML

Re: Search for un-referenced items

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:50 pm
by pault
Hi Sorbin, I just spent over an hour explaining my particular situation for this issue and when I went to submit, the website had logged me out and all that information is gone.

Re: Search for un-referenced items

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:45 am
by sorin_carbunaru
Hi Paul,

:(. I am sorry to hear that... Loosing your content had to be frustrating... I don't know why this happened. Maybe the forum has some kind of timeout mechanism.

If you can find some time to briefly explain your use case again, I would definitely try to help you.

Sorin C.