Importing the Lithology Types from a LogPlot Keyword Table

If you've created a new project in RockWorks, have imported borehole data from LogPlot, or are in the midst of working on a project, you can bring in the Lithology Types from the keyword table used in LogPlot (RockWare's log-plotting program).  The imported Lithology Types will be appended to any existing entries in the current table.  (See also Importing LogPlot Data.)

Step-by-Step Summary

  1. Open your project's Lithology Types Table. It may or may not yet contain any information.

  1. Select the File | Import from LogPlot Keys menu option.
  2. Browse for the LogPlot keyword file to be imported, accessing other folders as necessary.  (If you don't know where the keyword file is, launch LogPlot and click on the Options | Program Files option. This will list the location of the keyword, pattern, and symbol files used by LogPlot.)
  3. Select the name of the keyword file to be imported as RockWorks lithology types and click OK.  LogPlot keyword tables typically have a ".key" file name extension.

The program will read the contents of the file and append it to the end of the current list.

  1. If there are any duplicate keywords (it is not a case-sensitive match), you'll see a window that looks like this:

  1. Choose what to do:
    Use Current Database Value: Click on this button to skip the imported version and keep the keyword as it currently exists in the database.
    Replace with Imported Keyword: Click this button to replace the current Borehole Database version of the keyword with the imported version.
    Do this for all cases where the keyword already exists: Insert a check in this box if all duplicates are to be handled in this manner.

  1. Make your desired editing changes to Table. (See Editing the Lithology Types Table.)
  2. Click OK when the table is displayed to your satisfaction.


Because LogPlot keyword tables can contain dozens of terms, you should remove those that don't exist in your project.  Extraneous keyword names will result in needlessly long drop-down lists in the Lithology data tables and cluttered legends. 

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