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Does anyone know of a programmatic way to remove entries from the "Files" list in the Link Editor? (7.0/Montauk)

Sure, you can manually select "Delete" on each file, but that is so clumsy when you have a lot of junk files. And why would you have a lot of junk files? Because every time you import a product .csv file, apparently that filename gets added to the list of files in the Link Editor. Then if you later try to use the Link Editor to link to a static file you actually care about, you have to scroll thru all the .csv files you have ever imported.

So, before I get started on setting up our new store (with products whose prices will be updated daily via .csv imports) I am wondering if there is a way to deal with Link Editor file clutter. Anyone have any suggestions?

(Am I the only one who's ever had this problem? I am mystified as to why the product import .csv clutter up the list. You can't reuse them, you can't download them, and you can't tell how big they are or when they were uploaded. In fact, even failed import attempts add filenames to the Link Editor list. I contacted Customer Care about this a year ago and they said they'd look into it, but I just did a little test and found that the problem still persists.)

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On 8/26/2021 at 11:11 PM, LKW said:

Does anyone know of a programmatic way to remove entries from the "Files" list in the Link Editor? (7.0/Montauk)

Sure, you can manually select "Delete" on each file, but that is so clumsy when you have a lot of junk files. And why would you have a lot of junk files? Because every time you import a product .csv file, apparently that filename gets added to the list of files in the Link Editor. Then if you later try to use the Link Editor to link to a static file you actually care about, you have to scroll thru all the .csv files you have ever imported.

So, before I get started on setting up our new store (with products whose prices will be updated daily via .csv imports) I am wondering if there is a way to deal with Link Editor file clutter. Anyone have any suggestions?

(Am I the only one who's ever had this problem? I am mystified as to why the product import .csv clutter up the list. You can't reuse them, you can't download them, and you can't tell how big they are or when they were uploaded. In fact, even failed import attempts add filenames to the Link Editor list. I contacted Customer Care about this a year ago and they said they'd look into it, but I just did a little test and found that the problem still persists.)

Screen Shot 2021-08-26 at 8.47.19 AM.png

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