bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #40201, Text Data Import Dialog should...


bug #40201: Text Data Import Dialog should read more of the data

Submitter:  Ben Pfaff <blp>
Submitted:  Tue 08 Oct 2013 04:00:36 AM UTC
Category:  Graphical User Interface Severity:  5 - Average
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Effort:  0.00
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Tue 08 Oct 2013 04:00:36 AM UTC, original submission:  

Two users have mentioned that the text import caused problems because it only read the first 1000 lines of their data and exceptional cases started showing up afterward.  The most recent report was: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-pspp/2013-10/msg00030.html

Discussing this in IRC with John, we came up with a few ideas for solving it.  I think that the most general solution is to add a new page to the wizard that shows a progress bar while the data is read.  By default the wizard would continue to read data until it reached the end of the file, but after reading some initial sample it would allow the user to click a button to skip to the next screen.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
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