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0000086Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Stockpilespublic2010-04-01 20:332010-11-11 14:10
Toady One 
normalmajorhave not tried
0000086: "Take from stockpile" doesn't work, results in dwarves standing around looking confused
when setting one stockpile to take from another, dwarves will walk over to the item in question (that needs to be moved), not pick it up, then continue on to the next job on their list.
AI, hauling, stockpile
parent of 0001216closed Toady One "take from stockpile" will not move items out of barrels/bins 
has duplicate 0000173closed Footkerchief Unable to take from a refuse pile 
has duplicate 0000421closed Footkerchief The stockpile 'take from a pile' is broken 
has duplicate 0000426closed Footkerchief Take from stockpile bugged 
has duplicate 0001147closed Footkerchief Dwarfs running around stockpile mumbling "Store Item in Stockpile", imitating business, but doing nothing useful 
has duplicate 0001328closed Footkerchief Taking from stockpile makes dwarves hang up 
has duplicate 0001392closed Footkerchief removing allowed items from stockpile causes haulage jobs in progress to freeze. 
has duplicate 0001723closed Footkerchief Dwarves fail to move prepared meals from one stockpile to another 
Issue History
2010-04-01 20:33aepurnietNew Issue
2010-04-01 20:46DoctorZuberNote Added: 0000085
2010-04-02 06:34TodestoolTag Attached: stockpile
2010-04-02 13:06DaeNote Added: 0000277
2010-04-02 17:36PeeweeNote Added: 0000344
2010-04-02 17:36PeeweeTag Attached: pathfinding
2010-04-02 17:36PeeweeTag Detached: pathfinding
2010-04-03 10:11FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000173
2010-04-03 18:01oliverNote Added: 0000731
2010-04-03 18:03oliverIssue Monitored: oliver
2010-04-04 15:02FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000421
2010-04-04 15:31SpreggoNote Added: 0000940
2010-04-04 15:31SpreggoNote Edited: 0000940bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0000940#r303
2010-04-04 16:38Steely GlintNote Added: 0000955
2010-04-04 17:53ThndrShk2kIssue Monitored: ThndrShk2k
2010-04-04 17:53ThndrShk2kIssue End Monitor: ThndrShk2k
2010-04-04 17:57MichiroNote Added: 0000964
2010-04-05 00:18FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000426
2010-04-06 12:50FootkerchiefSticky IssueNo => Yes
2010-04-06 12:53OzoneGrifNote Added: 0001558
2010-04-07 00:18SquirrelloidNote Added: 0001697
2010-04-07 18:27quarticIssue Monitored: quartic
2010-04-07 19:28derigoNote Added: 0001912
2010-04-08 18:48TomatoIssue Monitored: Tomato
2010-04-09 22:00Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-04-11 09:53mschamisNote Added: 0002823
2010-04-14 09:06FootkerchiefSummarytake from stockpile doesnt work => "Take from stockpile" results in dwarves standing around looking confused
2010-04-14 09:06FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001147
2010-04-14 09:26PhydauxIssue Monitored: Phydaux
2010-04-14 11:06kaefermelderNote Added: 0003518
2010-04-14 14:52bloodystumpIssue Monitored: bloodystump
2010-04-14 14:55random51Issue Monitored: random51
2010-04-14 15:02SykeIssue Monitored: Syke
2010-04-16 01:01FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0001216
2010-04-18 15:28maximusfiveIssue Monitored: maximusfive
2010-04-19 02:52ToXeyTag Attached: AI
2010-04-19 02:53ToXeyTag Attached: hauling
2010-04-19 07:52JumppIssue Monitored: Jumpp
2010-04-19 09:32FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001328
2010-04-19 12:22king doomNote Added: 0004259
2010-04-19 13:56FootkerchiefSummary"Take from stockpile" results in dwarves standing around looking confused => "Take from stockpile" doesn't work, results in dwarves standing around looking confused
2010-04-20 21:39nocashIssue Monitored: nocash
2010-04-21 23:56jjdorfIssue Monitored: jjdorf
2010-04-22 19:41MisterstoneNote Added: 0004663
2010-04-23 13:47epistemancerIssue Monitored: epistemancer
2010-04-23 15:07estokienNote Added: 0004785
2010-04-24 11:16FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001392
2010-04-24 11:16FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-04-25 16:27MyxineNote Added: 0005055
2010-04-28 14:10FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Dwarf Mode -- Stockpiles
2010-05-03 14:25FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001723
2010-05-05 06:50crossmrIssue Monitored: crossmr
2010-05-05 06:50crossmrNote Added: 0006167
2010-05-07 06:30SkandrakenIssue Monitored: Skandraken
2010-05-09 08:20SafPlusPlusIssue Monitored: SafPlusPlus
2010-05-13 04:42AreyarNote Added: 0006635
2010-05-15 09:48GusSmedstadIssue Monitored: GusSmedstad
2010-05-15 09:49GusSmedstadNote Added: 0006726
2010-05-28 22:49swubooNote Added: 0007459
2010-06-03 15:12Ivan_b21Issue Monitored: Ivan_b21
2010-06-04 22:52gxamIssue Monitored: gxam
2010-06-05 04:59AmetsalaIssue Monitored: Ametsala
2010-06-05 11:45leetmaster4004Issue Monitored: leetmaster4004
2010-06-12 02:58Toady OneNote Added: 0008186
2010-06-12 02:58Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2010-06-12 02:58Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.07
2010-06-12 02:58Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2010-06-12 02:58Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-06-12 08:49jjdorfIssue End Monitor: jjdorf
2010-06-12 15:32maximusfiveIssue End Monitor: maximusfive
2010-06-12 21:05FootkerchiefSticky IssueYes => No
2010-06-12 23:31bloodystumpIssue End Monitor: bloodystump
2010-06-13 17:08Khym ChanurIssue End Monitor: Khym Chanur
2010-06-19 19:44SykeIssue End Monitor: Syke
2010-06-28 02:49oliverIssue End Monitor: oliver
2010-07-28 06:09nocashIssue End Monitor: nocash
2010-11-11 14:10quarticIssue End Monitor: quartic

2010-04-01 20:46   
Quickly verified using a pair of wood stockpiles. The dwarves will move to the object, think about it for a few frames, and then cancel the job without moving the object. They will do this repeatedly, so setting take from stockpile not only doesn't work, it wastes labor like crazy.
2010-04-02 13:06   
Confirmed, they juste dance around the stockpile, as if once there they thought their mission complete.
Moreover, if you set a stockpile to take from 2 different stockpiles, dwarves will dance between the two stockpiles, without doing anything
2010-04-02 17:36   
Confirmed with a seed stockpile taking from a main food stockpile.
2010-04-03 18:01   
Dwarves will move barrels correctly using take-from (tested with food barrels).
Other stuff is broken.
2010-04-04 15:31   
I didn't test with food barrels, but this issue was apparent when moving empty barrels between 2 or more piles.

Steely Glint   
2010-04-04 16:38   
I don't believe it's completely correct to say they do nothing. When I looked at this problem step-by-step, they actually do pick up the item (logs in my case) for at least one frame.
2010-04-04 17:57   
Observed with furniture and wood stockpiles, food seems to work at least some of the time.
2010-04-06 12:53   
Confirmed with Stones and Food barrels.
With the order "Take from another pile", dwarves start dancing around.
2010-04-07 00:18   
I've had dwarves move meat with take from stockpile. I've also had them move booze and plants. The meat and plants may have been by barrel. However, cooked meals (which i never put in barrels) lead to a dwarf picking up one serving and then dropping it, repeatedly.
2010-04-07 19:28   
it also happens with seeds
2010-04-11 09:53   
In addition the dwarves also don't seem to recognize some items in stockpiles for jobs. They utterly refused to get bituminous coal out of a stockpile to be smelted into coke. It was not forbidden and the stockpile was directly next to the smelter. Eventually I mined some more and they used that (when they pathed at all).
2010-04-14 11:06   
I only have tried this with refuse stockpiles, but in any case I got the same behaviour.
king doom   
2010-04-19 12:22   
It seems like dwarves don't like taking stuff from stockpiles much at all right now. I had a caravan come, I bought about 600 sea nettle jellyfish (It was dirt cheap, okay?) and it was all moved into my food stockpile, filling it totally. When I had enough barrels made to shift the stuff into, the dwarves just sat around the meeting hall and left it on the floor of the stockpile. I had to make smaller stockpiles and the dwarves would only put the jellyfish into barrels in the smaller stockpiles. These were default stockpiles, barrels not forbidden or in a burrow or etcetera.
2010-04-22 19:41   
My dwarves are doing the take from stockpile dance right now as well. They go out to the "take from" stockpile and run back to the "take to" stockpile. Problem is, they don't pick anything up! In my case, it is unprepared fish, which they are ordered to take to a stockpile near the fish processing workshop.

I'll make a copy of my save and keep it somewhere in case you guys want it.
2010-04-23 15:07   
This officially killed one of my dwarves. Due to the multiple mayor bug a mandate got made by a former mayor that didn't appear on the nobles screen, but the metalsmith wound up in violation of it and was sent to the stocks. I had a nice area set up with a restraint, bed, prepared foods stockpile and drink stockpile, but because it couldn't do a proper take from setup, the drinks weren't stocked fast enough and he died of thirst in a fortress with over 900 units of drinks. Without this working properly, the only way to manage item locations is with dump assignments or removing full stockpiles.
2010-04-25 16:27   
Taking from food stockpiles seems to work fine for me, taking from a furniture stockpile ends up with a bunch of dwarves walking back and forth going "?" endlessly.
2010-05-05 06:50   
Also confirmed. I had 2 wood stockpiles set up, they just wandered back and forth doing nothing.
2010-05-13 04:42   
This does not always happen, I just noticed in an older fort that I had set up several woodland collection stockpiles being taken from by a central pile.
All was being hauled wonderfully, until I decided to delete an outlying stockpile.
After that I noticed confused dwarfs collecting at the receiving pile.

In another fortress (see duplicate 0001392) it appeared to be caused by altering the allowed goods in involved piles, but I don't remember if I did not in fact delete a stockpile as well.
2010-05-15 09:49   
Taking food seems to work, but taking stone (i.e. Coal) results in the back-and-forth shuffle, where the dwarf goes to the source pile and then cancels the job repeatedly.
2010-05-28 22:49   
The jobs generated by this bug are apparently quite high priority; it took me several hours in .01 to figure out why I couldn't build a forge... the anvil was continuously tasked take-from stockpiles jobs.
Toady One   
2010-06-12 02:58   
This has been fixed for 0.31.07. At least my tests have checked out. There are a number of permutations, and on a long journey where a dwarf ends up cancelling the job by confused through pathing or whatever, they might end up returning the item. I didn't see that happen though.