I also raised this some time back and it should be honoured by MD in the Import dialog JUST THE SAME AS IT IS HONOURED in the Export Backup dialog.
So far as I can tell, it is neither a difficult, nor an onorous enhancement/fix and it has no downside impact for existing users and yet IK Support keep ignoring my requests to raise it as a defect or enhancement.
Kevin N. - unfortunately the Import List extension doesn't cut it for me - I couldn't get it to run reliably. It may be time to revisit but I think I'm going to try modifying my config.dict first. Again, this is a cumbersome and onerous method that doesn't take into account that I have several folders, depending upon the action of the day. In each case, I process multiple files.
@tgilbert66. You can already edit config.dict in toolbox in hacker mode. Select the edit system settings button. Select this key: gen.import_dir. Carefully enter new value. Is this what you were after? However, I don’t think this is used by the import file function...
Hi all, I have knocked up this very simple extension - zip file attached. It's unsigned at the moment. It does the same as File Import, but it loads and saves the directory to/from config.dict setting "gen.special_file_import_dir". You don't need to pre-set it, it will save after first usage.. I don't know if this is helpful..? Let me know. If so, I will issue it as a formal extension (until IK add this as standard).
You will need to unzip the zip. Extract the *.mxt file. Either drag n drop this into the sidebar, or Extensions/Manage/Add from file.. It's unsigned, so ignore /accept signing warnings. To run, just Extensions, execute file import.
Well I certainly appreciate your effort!! I'm in Melbourne and (at last) NOT locked-down so I'm on the road with only an Android tablet and no appreciable method of commenting.
I will definitely do a deep-dive and feedback when I'm able, but it won't be in the next 7 days.
As an aside, I've never been able to get THIS feature to work which I think you mentioned somewhere in your suggestions:
* When importing QIF files from the file chooser, double-clicking a file, or using drag-and-drop, use the currently selected account as the default import destination if the account type is even remotely compatible with the file
There's no detail of what "remotely compatible" means but my self-generated QIF with categories is NEVER imported into my Credit Card account without intervention. MD always tries to create a new BANK account. Perhaps this is the root of my other frustrations with the import so your script will definitely get every opportunity when the time comes.
Thanks again. You're high on my hero-list regardless!! :-
Hi, from the sounds of your issue, my little extension here is not what you need as this will only fix your remembered import location issue (as per this post subject). However, my (demo/educational) script on this post below can be tinkered with to force things like the account and also the MIGRATED (ie. not downloaded from a bank flag). In fact you can force most parameters that the system wants to guess at....