#363 Retain Directory Structure option not working

Normaliser (38)
S. Walz

When Normalising or Converting directories with sub-directories, the output records are being saved in top level output directory, without the originating sub-directory structure being retained, even though the Retain Directory Strcture option is selected.


  • Michael Carden

    Michael Carden - 2012-03-08
    • priority: 5 --> 7
    • assigned_to: nobody --> terryoneill
  • Terry O'Neill

    Terry O'Neill - 2012-03-09

    Tested and confirmed that this is always a flat output. This is a quite plain bug in the case of conversion. In the case of normalisation it is a bit more complex. In this case what is happening here is that the "Retain Directory Structure" is being used by Xena for returning files in their original directory structure when they are Exported. Thus normalised files are always being output in a flat single directory output when normalised but when exported they are exported back to their original structure. This may best be solved by adding an additional option. Perhaps a sub-option like:

    X Retain Directory Structure
    ---- X For Export Only (Flat Structure for Normalisation)

  • Terry O'Neill

    Terry O'Neill - 2012-03-16

    This issue has been split. Feature request 3505603 has been created to cover the mentioned desire to allow Normalisation to result in Xena files with the same directory structure as the input. Please now consider this bug to only apply to Correcting the functionality of Convert to retain the directory structure on output.

  • John

    John - 2012-12-14

    Just to confirm that when you 'convert' a bunch of directories in Xena 6.0.1 and select 'retain directory structure', everything is still copied to a flat structure.

  • Terry O'Neill

    Terry O'Neill - 2012-12-14

    That is correct vombatus.


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