Importing the Stratigraphy 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 Stratigraphy Types from the keyword table used in LogPlot (RockWare's log-plotting program).  The imported Stratigraphy Types will be appended to any existing entries in the current table.  (See also Importing LogPlot Data.)

! Because LogPlot keyword tables are not listed in any geological order, they are typically imported as Lithology Types.  If you import them as stratigraphy, you may need to do some organization.  See below for details.

Step-by-Step Summary

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

  1. Select the File | Import from LogPlot Keys 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 stratigraphy types and click OK.  LogPlot keyword files 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 formation names (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 formation settings as it currently exists in the database.
    Replace with Imported Formation: Click this button to replace the current Borehole Database version of the formation 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 the Table. (See Editing the Stratigraphy 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.  This is especially important for Stratigraphy Types because they need to be listed in geological order, with younger (upper) formations listed first in the Table and the oldest (deepest) formation listed last, with the Order column numbering the items sequentially.  Extraneous formation names will result in needlessly long drop-down lists in the Stratigraphy data tables and can complicate modeling if sequences aren't right. 

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