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Fixed in 2021.1.X

Fixed in 2019.4.X, 2020.2.X



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Parent and child nested Scriptable Object Assets switch places when parent Scriptable Object Asset is renamed

Asset - Database


How to reproduce:
1. Download and open the attached project ""
2. Create a parent Scriptable Object Asset (Right-click -> Create -> MyObjects -> ParentObject)
3. Add a child Scriptable Object Asset (MyMenu -> AddChildObject)
4. Rename the NewParentObject Asset

Expected result: NewParentObject Asset is renamed
Actual result: NewParentObject Asset switches places with the NewChildObject Asset and the NewChildObject Asset is renamed

Reproducible with: 2019.3.0a1, 2019.3.0b6, 2020.1.0a8
Not reproducible with: 2017.4.32f1, 2018.4.11f1, 2019.2.8f1

  1. Resolution Note (fix version 2021.1):

    Requires a system rewrite of how we handle main object name. This is considered a feature. Once it is complete, most bugs in regards to asset names should be fixed. This issue is tracked internally.

Comments (15)

  1. Zeejfps

    Apr 05, 2020 18:57

    alphabetically AFTER one of the SubAssets*

    Since I can't edit my comment for some reason.

  2. Zeejfps

    Apr 05, 2020 18:56

    To me it seems like the issue has something to do with how the assets are ordered based on the asset names. This bug only happens if the MainAsset is renamed to something that comes alphabetically before one of the SubAssets. Moreover, this only seems to happen only on the second time the MainAsset is renamed. (In my testing)

  3. EvgenyVasilyev

    Apr 05, 2020 18:53

    While we are at it, can we add a way to rename SubAssets?

  4. Zeejfps

    Apr 05, 2020 18:51

    Has my vote!

  5. mateuszjaworski

    Feb 07, 2020 16:11

    Remember to switch asset pipeline from version 1 to version 2, because version 1 seems to work properly.

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