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0013179ParaView(No Category)public2012-05-15 17:562016-08-12 09:59
ReporterAlan Scott 
Assigned ToKitware Robot 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Versiongit-master 
Target Version5.1Fixed in Version 
Summary0013179: Individual file open not possible of multiple file dataset
DescriptionWe cannot open an individual file of a multiple file dataset. For instance, (and this is true for any multiple file dataset), file open, then go to z_pinch1. If you click on the + sign, I see the following:

What I expect to see is as follows:

Found on git master, Linux, local server.

I am leaving this normal priority, but it would be really nice to have.
TagsNo tags attached.
Topic Name13179_fix_file_dialog_issues
Typeincorrect functionality
Attached Files

duplicate of 0011453closedUtkarsh Ayachit Exodus reader not reading individual files from multifile dataset correctly 

Utkarsh Ayachit (administrator)
2012-05-16 12:06

The bug seems to be related to the location of the files as well. e.g. if I move the z_pinch* files to /tmp/, all's good. Create a new directory /tmp/foo/ and move them to the this new dir, and the bug surfaces.
Utkarsh Ayachit (administrator)
2012-05-16 15:43

commit b9daec33b23f04efa7bf81911bb830f03cefe360
Author: Utkarsh Ayachit <>
Date: Wed May 16 15:41:27 2012 -0400

    BUG 0013179. Fixed pattern matching issue causing files to be hidden.
    Files in a file-group sometimes were hidden away due to incorrect filtering.
    Updated the filter to handle filtering of names in a file group by testing the
    group's name rather than the name of the file itself.

commit a43926338489b5b47bf6b092c724c7afe166a1be
Author: Utkarsh Ayachit <>
Date: Wed May 16 14:03:43 2012 -0400

    Model used invalid index for some API when dealing with groups.
    This resulted in the dialog using incorrect items when testing for
    isHidden/isDir etc. This was causing the "special" behaviour as documented on
    BUG 0013179. Now the bug is consistently reproducible, no matter where the files
    are placed.
Alan Scott (manager)
2012-07-06 01:10

Nope, not fixed.

The Open dialog box now works correctly, but when I actually try to read one file (for instance file number 2), all the files get loaded. Only that file that I select should be loaded.

Tested Windows, local server, master.
Alan Scott (manager)
2012-08-08 15:52

This now works for some file types, but not others. Exodus and CTH are still broken. For instance, the Exodus reader is opening up the series if any single file is chosen.
Dave DeMarle (administrator)
2012-08-28 11:42

The issue is that exodus and cth automatically look for sibling files in the same directory and open them.
I prototyped a change that detects when you select a single file in the gui and uses a new property on both readers to disable that behavior. In gerrit review though, it was suggested that a better approach would be to deprecate that behavior and let the gui specifically tell the reader what files to open, since it can do that now. To do so, we need to add an addfilename method, and use the repeat_command attribute in the xml property, and in the case of exodus add a list of lists of files to the fileseriesreader so that the exodus reader will be given the entire set of files rather than just the first one.
Alan Scott (manager)
2015-10-23 16:13

This is impacting yet another customer. Don't slip past 5.1.
Utkarsh Ayachit (administrator)
2015-10-23 16:19

Alan, this one of those that I'd classify under "Exodus rewrite". Currently the way exodus handles file series is complicated and confusing. It totally ignore what the ParaVIew UI tells it and just goes about finding files on its own. I believe that code would need to be rewritten/updated.
Alan Scott (manager)
2015-10-23 16:58

OK. Maybe it's time to rewrite the Exodus reader. Maybe for 5.2? 5.1 is filling up, this early in the game... Or, want to try for 5.1?

This functionality does need to get fixed, however that happens.
Kitware Robot (administrator)
2016-08-12 09:59

Resolving issue as `moved`.

This issue tracker is no longer used. Further discussion of this issue may take place in the current ParaView Issues page linked in the banner at the top of this page.

 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-05-15 17:56 Alan Scott New Issue
2012-05-16 12:06 Utkarsh Ayachit Note Added: 0028610
2012-05-16 15:43 Utkarsh Ayachit Topic Name => 13179_fix_file_dialog_issues
2012-05-16 15:43 Utkarsh Ayachit Note Added: 0028611
2012-05-16 15:43 Utkarsh Ayachit Status backlog => gatekeeper review
2012-05-16 15:43 Utkarsh Ayachit Fixed in Version => git-next
2012-05-16 15:43 Utkarsh Ayachit Resolution open => fixed
2012-05-16 15:43 Utkarsh Ayachit Assigned To => Utkarsh Ayachit
2012-05-18 14:46 Utkarsh Ayachit Fixed in Version git-next => git-master
2012-05-18 14:49 Utkarsh Ayachit Status gatekeeper review => customer review
2012-05-22 19:19 Alan Scott Relationship added duplicate of 0011453
2012-07-06 01:10 Alan Scott Note Added: 0028753
2012-07-06 01:10 Alan Scott Status customer review => todo
2012-08-08 15:52 Alan Scott Note Added: 0028980
2012-08-14 09:28 Utkarsh Ayachit Assigned To Utkarsh Ayachit => Dave DeMarle
2012-08-14 09:29 Utkarsh Ayachit Fixed in Version git-master =>
2012-08-14 09:29 Utkarsh Ayachit Target Version => 4.0
2012-08-23 09:45 Dave DeMarle Status todo => active development
2012-08-28 11:35 Dave DeMarle Status active development => todo
2012-08-28 11:42 Dave DeMarle Note Added: 0029085
2012-10-22 16:24 Dave DeMarle Status todo => active development
2012-11-08 13:02 Dave DeMarle Status active development => todo
2014-01-16 17:04 Utkarsh Ayachit Assigned To Dave DeMarle =>
2014-01-16 17:04 Utkarsh Ayachit Target Version 4.0 => 4.2
2014-07-31 13:07 Utkarsh Ayachit Status todo => backlog
2014-11-14 22:52 Utkarsh Ayachit Target Version 4.2 => 4.4
2015-09-11 16:43 Utkarsh Ayachit Target Version 4.4 => 5.1
2015-10-23 16:13 Alan Scott Note Added: 0035385
2015-10-23 16:19 Utkarsh Ayachit Note Added: 0035387
2015-10-23 16:58 Alan Scott Note Added: 0035388
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Note Added: 0038212
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Status backlog => closed
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Resolution fixed => moved
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Assigned To => Kitware Robot

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