Import Data from Excel or Text into the P-Data Table
Borehole Manager | File | Import | Excel | Column Based | P-Data
Borehole Manager | File | Import | Text | Column Based | P-Data

These Borehole Manager programs are used to read row and column data from a single worksheet in Excel file or from a single text (CSV, tab-delimited) file, and import the rows and columns into the P-Data table for a single borehole, or for multiple boreholes if the borehole IDs are listed in the spreadsheet. This is primarily designed for users who have measurements for multiple point-data components, by depths, that can't be easily brought into the RockWorks database using the Row Based Excel import. The import works with XLSX, XLS, CSV, and TXT files, provided that Microsoft Excel is installed on the user's machine.

! The Borehole Manager P-Data table is restricted to numeric values only. If you need to import alphabetic or alphanumeric data into RockWorks, use the P-Text import program.

Here is an example of the kind of Excel data that can be brought into RockWorks using this program; this subset lists measurement depths in the first column, and different geophysical measurements in columns 2 - 9. The columns can be in any order.

P-Data Import

! This program allows you to import one or many columns from the spreadsheet.
! It also allows you to append new P-data columns to existing drillholes. For example, if the drillhole already lists ILD and ILM columns, you can add new SP and GR columns to the hole, with the result being all 4 P-Data columns for the drillhole.
! It also allows you to append new data to an existing column. For example, if the hole already lists ILD and ILM columns for depths 0 - 500 and you import ILD and ILM data again for depths 501 - 1000, the original data can be retained. Be sure to activate the Append to Existing Data option.

Menu Options
Step-by-Step Summary

  1. Access the Borehole Manager program tab.
  2. If necessary, browse to the project folder in which you want to work.
  3. Select the File | Import | CSV | Column Based | P-Data menu option to import from CSV.
    Select the File | Import | Excel | Column Based | P-Data menu option to import from XLS or XLSX.
  4. Select the name of the XLS or CSV file to be imported. The program will scan the file and load the names of the columns in the Input Column Name listing.
  5. Next, specify whether you are importing for a single borehole or for multiple holes using the Import for One Borehole checkbox (as described above).
  6. If you need to define the column names for your borehole project (or add to existing names) click the Type Table button and make the necessary changes to the P-Data Types table.
  7. Map the project's column names to the spreadsheet columns, as described above. Be sure to map the borehole name column to the Borehole ID field. You only need to map those columns you wish to import.
  8. Click the OK button to proceed.

The program will read the specified XLSX, XLS, CSV, or TXT file. It will extract the data from the requested data columns and map them to the indicated database fields. Any existing P-Data for the requested columns will or will not be overwritten as specified; all new P-Data columns will be added.

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