DBox folder

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The dBox folder is an alternate way to store particle files. When you have, say, 100K files, it is a bad idea to put all of them on the same folder.

Instead of leaving all particles in the same data folder, inside the dBox folder there is a subdirectory hierarchy that allows saving the particles in different subfolders. This happens in a way totally transparent for the user.

Dynamo uses a class called dBoxes to manage this kind of generic data container. Check the different command line options with:

help dBoxes

Convert a normal data folder into a dBox folder

d = dBoxes.convertSimpleData(<foldername>,<dBoxes folder name>);

Merge several data folders into a single dBox folder

If you cannot merge all the data folders independently into a single data folder, you'll have to enter all the particles one by one using dBoxes.enterParticle;