File directory pattern - help


(Jorge Fernández De Cossío Díaz) #1

How does the “File directory pattern” setting under Import options work? I did not find anything in the documentation.


(Christoph) #2

Hi,

the file directory pattern allows you to define a pattern for the creation of subfolders. e.g. you can now group files per group
e.g you have your File Directory X:\MyfileDirectory\FileA… FileZ.pdf
Now you can automatically sort the files into a specific sub directory e.g. by entry type
X:\MyfileDirectory\article\FileB.pdf
X:\MyfileDirectory\book\FileA.pdf

Regards
Christoph


(Jorge Fernández De Cossío Díaz) #3

How do I specify the pattern? What is the syntax?


(Christoph) #4

Hi,

the pattern takes the same format as the Filename format pattern and the custom export pattern, it is s documented here:;
http://help.jabref.org/en/CustomExports#field-commands

To achieve the effect of grouping by entry type, you can simply specify \EntryType