Moving and OPML export doesn't include all notes

Steps to reproduce

  1. Try to copy/paste within dynalist or export as OPML a bullet point with lots of layers of nested sub-bullet

Expected result

What do you expect to see after carrying out the steps above?

  • Bullet point with all contents is copy/pasted or exported

Actual result

Instead of the expected result, what happened?

  • Bullet points are omitted


Which operating system are you using? MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
Which browser are you using? Firefox (using native MacOS Dynalist app too)
If you’re using a desktop or mobile app, what’s the version number of Dynalist?
Are you using any third-party scripts for Dynalist, e.g. PowerPack?

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Any chance you have the “Export visible items only” option selected?

Export visible items only is not selected :slight_smile:

I have a set of bullets with nested data which reliably reproduce the following behaviour:

  • copy/paste within Dynalist: paste fails
  • If exporting as OPML: nested items are truncated

It happens with several items that have in common that they contain a lot of nested data.
(I suppose it could be related to size, or to some characters that are more likely to occur due to size.)

I would be happy to share the above data privately as a reproducible example.

Interesting. Would be nice yeah if you can share this parivately, or authorize us to login to your account.

One thing I’m curious is if there’s any errors in the developer console when you paste it back (or just copying it out).

Have sent you a PM

For anyone else running into the same issue, this was caused by an invalid character (0x00) somehow existing in an item, which causes the exported/copied OPML (which is based on XML) to be invalid XML.

I’ve made a patch where invalid character will be stripped in an upcoming version, which will resolve this issue. Thanks for allowing me access the document for debugging!


Glad you were able to find. & fix it!

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