Easier custom statistics: documents by wildcards
I'm using the free version of MT on Windows for self-tracking for over 3 years.
Recently I wanted to see total time working on particular drawing, and I was able to do it like this:
Statistics - Custom - Add - Timeline: Documents (at top) - Files (at left).
Now at right there is a huge list of filenames gathered in these years, some with paths, some not, even some with quirky path formats like "(D:) drive_name / path / deeper_path / file_name.ext" (with parentheses, slashes and spaces exactly like that).
The filelist takes around 10 seconds each time to generate or sort.
At first, every file was checked. I selected all with Ctrl+A (works instantly), clicked one of the checkboxes (MT client UI went unresponsive for several minutes, maybe over 10 min), then everything became unchecked.
I found some files I wanted to sum and checked them back (one by one it works instantly too).
Finally, refreshing all statistics takes around 5 seconds, less than generating the list of files in UI.
It would be a lot easier to enter some pre-known filename wildcards, than digging in the filelist. Simplest I can think of - one pattern per line in a text area, that could be shown instead of checklist by an option. For example, using radio-buttons at bottom of "Edit Statistics" dialog:
- checklist any
- checklist all (only show/enable for the Tags timeline?)
- wildcard any
- wildcard all.
F D commented
> At first, every file was checked.
On second thought, they probably weren't.
I may have clicked one of checkboxes at the left panel of the add/edit dialog, so it was my bad.
Because some days ago I created another custom stat filter and nothing was selected at first.
Anyway, this feature request still stands.