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File selection for export of raw (CSV) data is not intutive


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Phil

I use the file export to a CSV file quite often. When the file selection window appears, I am usually wanting to store the data to the same location for post-processing with other tools. If I click on the selected name, 'trace' for example, nothing happens. I double-click, and it immediately takes me into that directory (assuming it already exists).

When I finally type in a unique filename, and hit Export to Folder, the data is written into that new directory.

I would think you should at least allow me to select an existing directory, and then perhaps prompt if the user really wants to overwrite the data. Currently, I am having to remove the directory outside our your tool, and re-type the dir name each time I export.

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Phil

I agree that the 'Always Replace' check box has fixed my use case. Thank You!


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Neel

The original post has a solution now, but there are other comments that are not LIVE, but we are still tracking.


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Tim

discuss.saleae.com/t/some-2-x-nits/1524
"For Logic this is a very occasional thing for me, but with other software it is a major feature. The best context (but not the best software) I can think of is Sky X which I use to manage an astronomical camera on a telescope. There I frequently want to capture a series of images, often with changes to the filter used between images. The naming issue is solved by having a base name and allowing parameters in the name, then following the whole lot by an incrementing serial number.

Come back to me when you are ready to brainstorm the way parameters might be handled."


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Tim

discuss.saleae.com/t/some-2-x-nits/1524
"How do I change the default filename when I export to CSV? It seems to be forced to be “digital.csv”. If I’m creating a series of tests, I want to just edit a dialogue instead of having to drop into my filesystem browser (or shell) to rename digital.csv to something else before going back to hit the export button."
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"In my case, I was doing some post-processing of various DVT scenarios.

Reset the target
Start a capture
Launch a python script
Wait for script to exit
Stop capture,
export CSV
Repeat above with different arguments to our test scripts. Then take the CSVs and drop them into a spreadsheet or post-process using python/matplotlib. It would be nice to name the export according to the arguments of my test script. That’s what I ended up doing; I’d alt-tab switch to my terminal window and 'mv digital.csv foo-test_200hz_6ms_10k""


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Tim

(#59771)
"When I go to export raw data the file selection window only have a "save to folder" button, not "Save to file". So whatever I enter in the file name field, that becomes the name of the folder that the s/w creates, and the file inside of it is called "digital.csv". That makes no sense. Please return to how it was done in earlier versions, where I save all exports to the same folder and decide how to name the files.
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I had to revert to earlier revision. The way this exporting works right now is unusable to me.

I have a CMD window open in which I run the raw data parsing script. So I like to save exported data to the same file. If I have to go every time to a newly created folder that's just too much aggravation for me to handle."


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Tim

(#58590)
"Bug Report - Exporting to CSV file asks for a file but then complains that this is not a directory.

Exporting to CSV file asks for a file but then complains that this is not a directory."


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Tim

(#57954)
"I had to analyze the IR signal of a remote control, of each acquisition I saved the CSV file with the raw data to analyze them later with a C# application. Having to export one by one each acquisition is very long, then the software does not allow you to save 2 CSVs in the same folder because it needs that the folder does not exist. So for each key I had to create a folder and export each CSV file inside.
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Hi, the big "problem" is not with c#, but to export every single acquisition to csv. If acquisitions are a loth it's a very big time lost, because you have to choose One by one every screen session and export to different directory (an existing directory is not permitted). The best way is to choose a folder if you want to export multiple sessions and name every file with a prefix plus an acquisition tab name or to chooses a filename directly if you export a single session."


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Tim

(#57639)
"Feature Request - Export data to CSV is very uncomfortable

Hi, why to export to csv have I to choose a name of a not existing folder and then inside the file is always one with a predefinewd name? If I have to export many raw data I have to create every time a different folder because I can't choose an existing folder. The best functionality is to choose directly a file name and not a folder"