Live Logger Import

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Live Logger Import

This article explains how to import loggers that use the Live Logger section, more in-depth information may be found in each of the logger articles.

 

Live Logger Devices

 

The following devices must be imported using the Live Logger method. The table below shows the relationship between the devices, remap codes and extensions.

 

Device/Model

Remap Code

Extension(s)

CSI : TOA5

CSI_TOA5

.dat, .txt

In-Situ : Level 500 (or 100,300,700)

In-Situ_Level500

.csv, .cdf

In-Situ: Troll 200

In-Situ_Troll200

.csv, .cdf

Solinst : Levelogger Gold

Solinst_Levelogger_Gold

.csv, .cdf

Solinst : Barologger

Solinst_Barologger

.csv, .cdf

VanEssen : Mini Diver

Van-Essen_Mini_Diver

.csv, .cdf

 

Set Up EDGE to Import Live Data Logger Data

 

1.Confirm that the Live sections of the EDGE format have been enabled. See Turn On/Off Live Sections in EDGE Format for detailed steps. This will need to be done for the EDGE format used by Professional or Enterprise EDP, whichever is used to upload data from EDGE.

2.Logger data are imported into two tabs: "Live_Logger_Data_Header" for the headers and "Live_Logger_Data" for the data. To make these sections present as a tabs within EDGE:

a.Select the Show/Hide Tabs menu option

b.Select the "Live_Logger_Data" and the  "Live_Logger_Data_Header" check boxes

c.Close the dialogue The tabs should now be visible within EDGE.

 

Importing Logger Data to EDGE

 

1.To import data into the section, select the Devices tab on the ribbon toolbar.

a.Select the relevant device and navigate to the import file.

b.A successful data load message will provide information on the number of rows that were imported, and the time taken.

2.The header data and unit data is imported into the "Live_Logger_Data_Header" section, while the logger data into the "Live_logger_data" section and they are connected with the "Header_ID" field which is automatically set during an import.

 

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25288-LiveLoggerDataEDGE

 

3.The EDD may then be exported from EDGE as explained in Export to EDP (Sign and Submit).

4.Users can import as many loggers as necessary in one session

 

Setting up Remap on EDP Import

 

It is essential to ensure that the correct analytes and units for the datalogger parameters are present in RT_ANALYTE and in RT_UNIT, respectively. Remaps can also be used to change the external unit/cas_rn to another more desirable unit/cas_rn.

 

1.In RT_REMAP, create a new row that contains the remap_code of the desired logger (See Table 1 for remap Codes).

a.Supply an accurate description

b.The example below has a remap_code "Mini_Diver" (as an example)

 

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a.In RT_REMAP_DETAIL, create a row for each remap

a.remap_code : the remap_code for the desired logger that's already present in RT_REMAP

b.external_field : cas_rn if analyte, unit if unit

c.external_value : the value present in the logger being imported (i.e for example Temp)

d.internal_value : the value one wants the field to be remapped to (i.e for example Temp >Temperature)

 

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3. Once correctly set up, the remapping will occur during the create step in EDP.

 

Importing Into EDP

 

For guidance in loading data to the database, please go to Importing Logger Data to the Database.

 

Device Specific Differences

 

Solinst

 

Both Solinst loggers can be Imported with Calibration/Calculation, as explained in the article titled Solinst.

 

CSI:TOA5

 

EDGE will import the raw dat file that is produced from a CSI data logger in the TOA5 format (file extension *.dat). The following list shows what headers are supported with the import (the header name must start with the text shown):

Data logger code

Sys_loc_code - determined from the second value within the .dat file

Date and Time

Depth

Up to 30 different field readings

Units for each field data series

The headers can be in any order for the import to work, but 'datalogger_code' and 'Date and Time' values must be present for each line of data.

 

In-Situ Level 500

 

The following data and its units must be present in the In-Situ Level 500 (100,300,700) files in order for EDGE to import them correctly.

Temperature

Pressure

Level Depth to Water