Last Update: 5/5/2020
Data Connectors are Origin's newest data import technology, offering easy drag-and-drop import of common file types. For instance, Text/CSV files containing date-time data are automatically handled and formatted as date-time in the worksheet. We recommend use of Data Connectors, when possible, as Connector technology is currently undergoing development, while older Origin import code is not.
That said, you may have an older Origin import routine that performs satisfactorily and you decide to stick with it. Since processing of dropped data files proceeds in a defined sequence, you can continue using your old if one of the following is TRUE:
Modify the value of system variable @IFS to exclude specific file types from using a Data Connector when dropped onto Origin.
Keywords:import, ASCII, CSV, TXT, DAT, Excel, Connector, D&D, data filter