Cannot publish to server with additional files in parent or adjacent folders

Issue: When using the Publish to Server option for an RMarkdown document within RStudio, I am unable to publish a document to server if it requires files that are held in either a parent or adjacent folder. Files are limited to the same folder, or a sub-folder, of the document being published.


Request: Add functionality to allow additional files to be included (even if added manually) that sit in a parent or adjacent folder, e.g. allow the following to be valid:

├── documents/
│   └── documentname.rmd
└── data/
    ├── datafile1.csv
    └── datafile2.csv

Where documentname.rmd refers to data/datafile1.csv and datafile2.csv.

This is useful when for reproducible research workflows, such as the CookieCutter for Data Science structure.


Hi Josh! Welcome!

If you’d like to submit this as a feature request, here's your starting point:
RStudio IDE Guide: Writing Good Feature Requests

I can see what you mean about the use case! It's absolutely true that lots of reproducible research project skeletons expect that R Markdown files will be in a sub-folder of the project, not the root folder. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order):

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