Electronic Data Collection and Analysis System
Yin Foo, Des; Foley, Margaret
E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books; Report ; 39/1992
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Power and Water Authority
Report ; 39/1992
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Technical Report WRD92039 Viewed at 15:07:17 on 29/07/2010 Page 185 of 192. The file naminq convention proposed is necessary for efficient field data retl;ieval and systematic cataloguging. The success of such a system depends largely on the understanding and consistent application by all users. Two stages of data file transfer are necessitated. These are (i) loggel: dOl'mloading and (ii) database entry El. LOGGER DOWNLOADING During this phase, files downloaded must be immediately given unique names to avoid later confusion. It is inevitable that a number of files will be similar in appearance and structure. The following convention for establishing unique names for files as they are downloaded and the systematic approach required is described below. (al Create Sepilrate Directories for Each Bore Tested The convention is based on the grouping of test data pertaining to a particular bore (eg. step, constant discharge and r'E,covery) ':0 be stored on the same directory. The j:iles containing the relevent data should be located in a directory whose name is based on that bore's registered number. Addi tional information pertaining to the date of testing wi thin the directory name viill make it unique if more than one test is performed on the bore. That is, the nUiuber of the test (an 'alpha' number) and the year should be denoted. For example, the directory name 12345a91 denotes that data pertains to bcre RN 12345, and the first test performed on it in 1992. A subsequent test in 1991 would thus require a directory to be named 12345b91. Test data for a number of diff,;)rent bores may then be placed on the same diskette (in separate directories).