Add exception folder browser to Import Processing screen
We do a daily three-pass import, and on Mondays we end up doing three imports (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday files). Since we end up with so many files (9 imports, and an exception file and an update file for each=18 files), it would be helpful if we could pick the exceptions/updates folder whenever we run the import. This way, we could keep each daily import in a separate folder, and run multiple imports concurrently. Right now, the exception and update files are named with the import time, so it ends up pretty messy if we have multiple concurrent imports.
We are currently evaluating how we can improve the experience and workflow around multiple pass imports. We would like to have a conversation to better understand your needs, what scenarios required multiple pass imports, and other pain points. You will have the opportunity interact with prototypes and shape the user experience for this feature. If you would like to talk with our Product Development team about this, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UX Designer | Omatic Software
Art Bryman commented
This is definitely something I would love to have. I'm importing lots and lots of old data, so I use splitomatic to break up the import files into 500-record chunks. It would be great if IOM created a folder, named same as the import file, that had the updated full file, updates, exceptions, and performance log. Considering that IOM keeps track of which folders the files go into already, this would be a fantastic addition.
Barbara Daenzer commented
I would also love to see the exception folder path on the import processing screen. We recently had a problem when our organization updated the folders naming system; folder names were changed and we didn't know that IOM was therefore not creating exception files.