Lightroom Classic: Wrong keyword selected

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom: Keywording panel fails to fully qualify keywords of the same name but different case

If you have the same keyword at several levels of a heirarchy, the wrong one is added, even if you explicitly choose this in the add keywords dialogues or on import. I’m my example, I have “ activity < march, and therefore the wrong hierarchical keywords and synonyms. Lightroom seems to choose the first occurrence of a matching string in the heirarchy, even if you explicitly choose another. The only way to choose March is to filter and tick this particular keyword instead of the others.
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Smit K, Employee

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Hi Graham,

Could you confirm which version of Lightroom Classic are you using? Also, what is your OS?

Also, could you share a video recording of the steps that lead to the issue?

Lightroom Classic CC Team
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Hi, Smit

Thanks for the reply. I am presently using Classic 8.2 with Windows 10 but have noticed the same behaviour in earlier versions.

The original post seems to have become garbled in transmission. To clarify, in an early hierarchy category I have a parent keyword “activity” with a child “march”. Then, later in my hierarchy categories, I have a section for dates, which includes “March”, the month. It is easy to see which is which as they complete as you type in “march” when applying keywords or selecting from the recently used list, not least because one is capitalised and the other is not, but also because you can see the activity parent for the unintended one, but nevertheless it does not select the correct one, despite expicitly selecting the capitalised keyword. As per the original post, the only way I can tag with March the month is to filter the keyword list then tick March. Because of the way my hierarchy happens to be organised, March the month is physically lower (and in a different category heading) than march the activity. Of course, the upshot is the wrong parent keywords and synonyms are included when Lightroom allocates the unintended keyword.

I am afraid I cannot send you a video at present. I am sitting in an airport lounge and even typing this on my iPad challenges my IT skills (which is probably why the original message seems to have become a bit garbled). If you cannot replicate this, I will send a video in a week or so when I am back home.

Many thanks

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Merging with another bug report

Please reference the new conversation here: Wrong keyword selected (merging)

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