Bug? CSV completely ignored while renamig folder

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#1 : 19/02-16 09:52
Oliver
Oliver
Posts: 4
Hi, maybe somebody can enlighten me, if I'm just a just a simple minded user who is not capable of operating this software, or if I'm a hero who discovered a major bug...

My expectation: If i import a CSV file with the old folder name in one column and a new folder name in the other, the Advanced Renamer should use this information to do the job. Further, if I have 1.500 folder and a CSV file with 500 Folder to rename, it should skip the 1.000 where no new folder name is provided by the CSV. Right?

If I try this, some folders are renamed, but the do not match with the CSV. AR renames them randomly and delivers a great mess. I can send screenshots, if you can tell me how to post them.

Unfortunately I have no clue about JavaScript and how to write a working script. But I try to express what I need and hope somebody can translate that in JS:

if (oldFolderName != null && csv_row_column1 != null) { newFolderName = csv_row_column2; }
else { newFolderName = oldFolderName; }
i++;

Thanks

Oliver


19/02-16 09:52
#2 : 19/02-16 21:49
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 799
Reply to #1:
You have discovered a bug. But unfortunately you are not the first to discover this bug. But it is remarkable that the feature has been out for a very long time, and suddenly, several people notice the bug independently.

The bug should be fixed now. I have released a new version today.


19/02-16 21:49
#3 : 20/02-16 08:18
Oliver
Oliver
Posts: 4
Reply to #2:
Wow, I didn't really expect to find a bug. But you should know, that your "customer" care is extraordinary and far better than that, what most commercial software companies offer .
Thanks for sharing this great timesaving software.
I'll check out your bugfix and then I will also surely find your Donation Button somewhere.... ;-)



20/02-16 08:18
#4 : 20/02-16 15:35
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
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Reply to #3:
In my opinion, the part about programming a piece of software is only a part of publishing quality software. It is also important to maintain the software and the community round the product. Many free and open source projects forget about this and only deliver software as-is without the proper support, which is a shame. I know there are many high quality projects out there, but they are usually also well funded. When it comes to commercial projects not delivering a proper all round product, it amazes me that they can continue to make money.

Please let me know if it works as you expect now.


20/02-16 15:35
#5 : 21/02-16 08:50
Oliver
Oliver
Posts: 4
Reply to #4:
I like your attitude towards Software Projects and hope some other developpers and programmers can also pick up something here.

Unfortunately it still does not work :-(

Now I can't even import my CSV file. The CSV is recognized correctly in the preview but it is not imported. I tried it with a CSV coma delimited and CSV for MSDos. Result:

The first column is normal and all ticks are there, 2nd column is red, but shows the matching values, 3rd column only shows "Cannot find source file" in red.

What I tried:
- I did and also did not previously add the folders
- turn off firewall and anti-virus
- restart (Win7 professional, 64bit)
- save CSV for MSDos (I use Excel 2007)
- save as TAB delimited TXT-file, add some ";" then save back as UTF-8 encoded CSV
--> always same result as described above

I can send you some screenshots, my original collection of CSV files and some folders, if you like to reproduce the error.

----------------------------------- UPDATE --------------------------------

In order to also try it with files I created an excel file (4 entries to rename) and a folder containing 12 files. I saved the excel file as a comma delimited CSV.
Then I opened the import dialog, which opened the CSV correctly. After I have chosen the path to the folder, the import window shows 4 tasks to be renamed, they match are black and marked as "OK".
After importing the renaming worked out as expected.

So the CSV import does not produce the error.
It is the next step, recognizing the source. I guess that AR can recognize files, but not folders.

Hope this info helps


21/02-16 08:50 - edited 21/02-16 11:08
#6 : 21/02-16 22:26
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 799
Reply to #5:
You should not use MSDOS CSV in MS Excel. You should instead use the format called "CSV (Comma delimited)". It will save the spreadsheet in the correct format. If that doesn't work, please send the CSV-file to me by email. Then I will take a look at it. You will find my e-mail address by using the Support link in the menu.


21/02-16 22:26
#7 : 22/02-16 09:07
Oliver
Oliver
Posts: 4
Reply to #6:
I know, it doesn't make sense to use this weird MSDOS format. I just tried to exclude as many error sources as possible.

The files, folders and screenshots are on their way to you.


22/02-16 09:07
#8 : 11/04-16 22:26
Nicholas Wagner
Nicholas Wagner
Posts: 2
Reply to #7:

Has this issue been resolved? I am having the exact same problem:
The renaming is correct at first in the import preview, but not in the imported list.

I am on version 3.70.

cheers
Nick


11/04-16 22:26
#9 : 12/04-16 11:40
Nicholas Wagner
Nicholas Wagner
Posts: 2
Reply to #8:

Installed ver. 3.72 and all is working fine!


12/04-16 11:40