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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 |
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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 drop-down.

Precision numerical box allows to define:

Format |
Precision use |
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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 |