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Dave W.
2013-09-12 02:56:19

I want to use the process defined in the article "How to Automatically Import Local Data Into QuantShare" here:
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Buy my situation is a bit different, and I'm hoping you can help. After each trading day, my data service software downloads three files I need to import, and each is stored in a separate directory: 1 file for AMEX market in one directory, one file for NASDAQ in another, and one file for NYSE in another. Each day, the download service software adds a new file to each directory with a name in the format: AMEX_20130911.txt. Since there could be hundreds or potentially thousands of daily files in each directory, I need to only grab and import the most recent file in each of the three directories.

I'm guessing there is an easy modification to the script (reposted below) that would allow me to only grab the most recent .txt file in each directory by last modified date. Can you help me with that?

Here's the original code for reference:

This script allows you to dynamically create URLs or file paths to parse.
- Type the following script then click on "OK"

string[] files = System.IO.Directory.GetFiles(@"C:\data\", "*.csv");
int count = files.Length;
for(int i=0;i < files.Length;i++)
string file = files[i];
Functions.AddURL(file, "Parsing: " + i + "/" + count);

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2013-09-12 13:35:40


An easier solution for this, would be to create a new downloader, create 3 URLs (one for each directory).


Click on "Fields" button under "Fields" column and add a date field (type). Make sure the checkbox (last column) is checked.

Test the parsing by clicking on "Parser" button.

2013-10-09 14:54:53


file-by-file import is very(!) slow (707 requests in 30 minute(s) and 50 second(s).)
is any other ability to bulk update several hundreds of files, which (externaly)refreshing every 1 minute inside some local directory on HDD?

2013-10-09 21:42:05


What is the size of each file?
In the downloader, you can define the number of threads to use ("Threads" option).
You can define the maximum number of threads to allow, by selecting the download item then selecting "Update -> Download Settings".

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No html code. URLs turn into links automatically.

Type in the trading objects you want to include: - Add Objects
To add a trading object in your message, type in the object name, select it and then click on "Add Objects"


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