Knime File Reader node does not close file handle after reading

It seems that when KNIME is running the files that are read by the File Reader remain locked. I assume this is probably because the node does not invoke the close() function. Hopefully this can be addressed in future releases. Perhaps, this is a design choice, but I am not sure I understand the reason.


File closing is still a huge issue. In fact files can be locked until you close KNIME. Just made that experience with the sdf reader and writer.

When will this be fixed?


This remains an issue. Will it be addressed in the future?