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Multi File import: add a fast mode

☐ cool new feature
☑ could help many users!

☑ feels like a bug

☐ nice to have

☐ nobody needs it

What inspired this wish list request? 

Multi file Import: Discovering Files takes too long 

For files which are stored in a network folder, it's can be faster to open Python, write a new code using GLOB and use the file list as input for Open in a for loop

... than to wait for MFI to fill the file list with entries which are then de-selected by the name filter.


What is the improvement you would like to see? 

Please add an Option to MFI which i as fast as GLOB:

The user specifies some filenames -> MFI finds the files (if the specs for data, size etc. are disable, there is no need to invest minutes to get this data. get it when the user activates one of the specs)


And Don't do it vice versa: 

find all files in the specified directory, read the date, file size, etc. and then find out that just 2 of the thousand of files in the list match the filename spec.



Why is this idea important? 

Make Jmp as fast as other tools.





more wishes submitted by  hogi_2-1702196401638.png

Level XI

Jmp 18 will have an option to select files manually:



... preventing Jmp from



... and


time to run the same script:

Jmp 17: 37s till add data is loaded

Jmp 18: 7s


thanks :)

Level XI

Thanks you sooo much, such a speed improvement:

  1. Pick Files via FilePicker -> use 
  2. run MFI with <<Set Use File List( 1 )