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The Depth Interval Naming Schema allows the incorporation of a sample's depth into a sample's code. To learn how to create samples at different depths, read SPM  Setting Sample Depth for Planned Samples.
Sample depth can be represented in the following ways:
•START_DEPTH: actual numerical value of start depth
•END_DEPTH: actual numerical value of end depth
•depthAsDigit: sequence number of a sample in the sampling interval, represented by a number, starting at 1
•depthAsLetter: sequence number of a sample in the sampling interval, represented by a letter, starting at A
The example below demonstrates values for depth interval for each available setting. There are three samples for location MW1, taken every two feet, starting at zero.
Resulting Value for Depth Interval 


Sample Parameters 
START_DEPTH 
END_DEPTH 
depthAsDigit 
depthAsLetter 
Sample #1, start_depth = 0, end_depth = 2 
0 
2 
1 
A 
Sample #2, start_depth = 2, end_depth = 4 
2 
4 
2 
B 
Sample #3, start_depth = 4, end_depth = 6 
4 
6 
3 
C 
The type of depth interval can be selected from the item's properties Format dropdown.
Precision numerical box allows to define:
Format 
Precision use 

START_DEPTH 
number of digits after decimal point, trailing zeros added if necessary 
END_DEPTH 
number of digits after decimal point, trailing zeros added if necessary 
depthAsDigit 
total number of digits, leading zeros added if necessary 