In Sympathy for Data, the action of pointing out where data is located and actual importation of data are separated into two different categories of nodes. The internal data type Datasource is used to carry the information about the location of the data to the importation nodes.

There exist two nodes for establishing paths to locations with data, either you are interested in a single source of data, Datasource, or several sources, Datasources. The single source can either be a data file or a location in a data base. While for multiple sources only several data files are handled.

class node_file_datasource.FileDatasourceMultiple[source]

Create Datasources with paths to data sources.

: DataSources

Datasources with paths to data sources.


Turn on/off recursive folder search for filenames satisfying the specified pattern beneath selected directory in the directory tree.

Use relative path

Turn on/off relative path towards the location where the corresponding workflow is stored in the dictionary tree.


Specify dictionary in dictionary tree where to search for files with the specified pattern or select by using the button with the three buttons.

Search pattern

Specify the wildcard/regexp pattern to match files.

Opposite nodes:
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