Frequently Asked Questions
Copyright © 2018 EarthSoft, Inc • Modified: 12 Dec 2018
A: New derived data is added to the DT_LOGGER_DATUM table using the DT_LOGGER_SERIES.LOGGER_SERIES_ID created here (Step 1). The derived series data is just like any other data; it can be used in charts, alerts, other agents, etc.
The Data Deriver Agent can also be used to add derived data to other tables (e.g., DT_WATER_LEVEL, DT_RESULT, etc.). Please see the exportSqlProcedure page for more information.
A: The Data Deriver Agent is an EIA; it is run based on a schedule. The derived data is calculated (and added to the database) when the agent runs. To run the Data Deriver Agent, you need to create an EIA (using the EZView Widget) that runs at the desired frequency.
A: Changes to the SERIES_FUNCTION_INFO will affect future derived data, but not past data. For example, suppose you setup a SERIES_FUNCTION_INFO to calculate the daily average on an input series. Six months later, suppose that you change the SERIES_FUNCTION_INFO to calculate the daily maximum. Just changing the SERIES_FUNCTION_INFO value parameter from average to maximum will not automatically change the daily averages that were computed for the first six months. However, future derived values (after the change is made) will be maximums, not averages. If you delete the first six months of averages from the DT_LOGGER_DATUM table, then it will recompute ALL of the values based on the new formula (i.e., the maximums).
Changes to historical Data Deriver Agent data can also be performed by using the Data Deriver Update Agent.