Delete all tree branches - except the First one


Fairly simpel question.

Question: Delete All Tree Path - except - the first path-nr.

{1;2;7;7;7} → {1}
{2;3;8} → {2}
{8;0} → {8}

I have come up with the dollowing solution, however I have a feeling that there must be a more easy solution… (Path mapper component?)

any suggestions?

2023-05-18 Keep only - First - Tree (11.8 KB)


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Thanks for your quick reply.
However the desired result is:

any suggestions?

That’s very different from what you asked! Moving the goal posts… :frowning:

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I’m fairly disappointed to learn that {x;*} → {x} does not work, I thought it was the case…
You could do that :man_facepalming:

A better approach would be to avoid these trees with different levels.

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Totally agree with your {x;*} statement…

But this is a nice workaround.

Many thanks

I never ever use Path Mapper for two reasons:

  1. It’s syntax is complicated.

  2. It’s fragile - when the upstream data structure changes, it breaks.

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I also tend to avoid it for the same reasons.

The solution with Replace Paths in the original post is the most robust solution, though a bit longer.

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