ZenDMD Tip - Fix Duplicate Property Refs

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Copy and paste in the following definition:

## Copyright 2015 GoVanguard Inc. Written by Shane William Scott. http://gvit.com
def excisePropertyTumor(deviceOrganizerToSearch = '/zport/dmd/Devices', doItForReal = False):
    sync()
    problemsFound = 0
    if deviceOrganizerToSearch != None:
        print "Getting organizer..."
        organizerOb = dmd.Devices.getOrganizer(deviceOrganizerToSearch)
        if organizerOb:
            print "Collecting device list..."
            devicesToSearch = organizerOb.getSubDevices()
    if len(devicesToSearch) > 0:
        print 'Searching %s devices in %s for duplicates in _properties...' % (str(len(devicesToSearch)), deviceOrganizerToSearch)
        for d in devicesToSearch:
            oldObs = d._properties
            newObs = list(set([str(propId) for propId in d._properties]))
            if len(oldObs) > len(newObs):
                problemsFound = problemsFound + 1
                print "Device %s has duplicates in _properties. Fixing." % (d.titleOrId())
                d._properties = tuple([eval(propId) for propId in newObs])
                if doItForReal == True:
                    commit()
    else:
        print "No devices scanned."
    if problemsFound > 0:
        print "Found and cut out a total of %s property duplicates." % (str(problemsFound))
        if doItForReal == False:
            print "...but doItForReal was set to False so the changes are not commited"
    else:
        print "Congrats! You're clean! Nothing showed up during the scan for duplicated properties."

Execute the method. Pass doItForReal to 'True' for actions to be committed. Actions are not committed by default.

Examples:

excisePropertyTumor(doItForReal = True)