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0001216Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Stockpilespublic2010-04-15 19:232010-06-12 02:56
Toady One 
closedno change required 
0001216: "take from stockpile" will not move items out of barrels/bins
If you create a stockpile, set it to not allow any barrels/bins, and then set it to take from another stockpile that does have barrels/bins, the dwarves will not move any of the items that are already in container.
create a stockpile that uses containers (food, finished goods, etc)
allow some items to be placed in it
create a second stockpile of the same type, set max bins/barrels to 0
set the second stockpile to take from the first
only individual items will be moved from the original stockpile to the second, dwarves will ignore any that are already in a container.
bin, stockpile
related to 0001795new  Dwarves are unable to take items from bins when the stockpile setting are changed 
child of 0000086resolved Toady One "Take from stockpile" doesn't work, results in dwarves standing around looking confused 
Issue History
2010-04-15 19:23AncientEnemyNew Issue
2010-04-15 20:22AncientEnemyNote Added: 0003788
2010-04-15 20:23AncientEnemyNote Edited: 0003788bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0003788#r1265
2010-04-16 01:01FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000086
2010-04-22 16:11morinonNote Added: 0004646
2010-04-22 16:52KennelTag Attached: bin
2010-04-22 16:52KennelTag Attached: bins
2010-04-22 16:52KennelTag Attached: stockpile
2010-04-22 16:52KennelTag Detached: bins
2010-04-22 17:15AreyarNote Added: 0004653
2010-06-12 02:56Toady OneNote Added: 0008185
2010-06-12 02:56Toady OneStatusnew => closed
2010-06-12 02:56Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-06-12 02:56Toady OneResolutionopen => no change required
2010-06-12 02:56Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.07
2010-06-13 00:48FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001795

2010-04-15 20:22   
(edited on: 2010-04-15 20:23)
derp, well I found several other reports on issues related to 'take from stockpile'. I don't know if this one is unique, because 'take from stockpile' -does- function for me in general, just not in the circumstances i posted, whereas the other reports seem to relate to it not working at all.

2010-04-22 16:11   
I set up an outside refuse stockpile as a workaround for the lack of rotting, and while many dwarves seem to be trying to move remains and rotted plants to the outside stockpile, they're largely dancing around.
2010-04-22 17:15   
Seems related to 0001392.
Toady One   
2010-06-12 02:56   
This should probably go to a suggestion discussion instead. The general take-from behavior has been fixed for 0.31.07, but leaving things in barrels/bins is important to stop take-from orders from making a mess. Instead of using max bins/barrels, there ought to be a better way to move specific goods out into a destination pile while still allowing the destination pile to have bins. It might involve a dwarf coming along with an additional bin though. The setups can get pretty complicated, if you are trying to take, say, a general crafts pile and divide out each type of craft by type into different destination piles, while having them all land in bins cleanly.