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This node is a partitioner, and will always create one partition for each corresponding server session work item.
In the network editor tab menu, choose the “command chain” tool for a particular server type (for example, “Houdini Command Chain”) to automatically put down a server start/end block pair instead of individual nodes.
See command servers for more information.
The server node that this end node forms a block with.
Defines the number of attribute merge operations to perform on the partitioner node. The operations are used to merge attributes from work items in the partition onto the partition itself. Operations are performed in descending order. Attributes are merged using the first operation with a pattern that matches the attribute.
Specifies the operation to perform to merge incoming attributes onto the partition. Each operation only applies only to the subset of attributes matched using the corresponding To Attributes parameter.
The following operations are available:
Matching attributes are ignored and will not appear on the partition.
The value of each matching attribute on the first work item in the partition is kept, and values on subsequent work items are ignored
The value of each matching attribute on the last work item in the partition is kept.
The unique values for each matching attribute are merged into an array. Duplicate values are discarded.
Append to Array
The values for each matching attribute are appended to an array for that attribute. All attribute values from all work items are kept.
The minimum value for each matching attribute is kept.
The maximum value for each matching attribute is kept.
The sum of the values in each matching attribute is stored on the partition.
The average value of each matching attribute is stored on the partition.
The most common value in each matching attribute is kept.
The middle value in each matching attribute is kept.
Specifies which attributes the corresponding Apply Operation parameter should apply to. This field can use the Attribute Pattern Syntax to specify multiple attributes.
By default the partitioner will flatten incoming array attributes into a single sequence of values and perform the merge operation over all values. However, when this toggle is enabled, the merge operation will preserve the original array size of the incoming attributes. The merged array size is determined by the first value found across the input work items.