Saving Your Test Data
To save your data
in SimplyPats go to the "File"
menu and choose "Save" (Quick
Key Press CTRL+S) or "Save
As" (Quick Key Press F12)
You can save your file in SimplyPats Data Format and also export it in various file formats. Please refer to the section: Importing and Exporting your Test Data for more information
SimplyPats Data Format (.pat)
This is the default format for saving your Test Data. Saving your files in this format will allow you to re-load the file back into SimplyPats at a later date.
Comma Separated Value CSV (.csv)
You can export your data as a .CSV file. Saving in this format will allow you to open the file in most Spread Sheet programs, such as Microsoft Excel.
Microsoft Access (.mdb)
You can export your data as a Microsoft Access .mdb file. Saving in this format will allow you to open the file in Microsoft Access. The File is Saved in Microsoft 97 format. Should you have a later version of Office installed on your computer, the file will be readable but may prompt you to convert it to the Version of Microsoft Office you have installed.
Save Selected Records
If you select various tests on the Main Screen (See Sorting And Grouping for information on Selecting Test Results), you can Save just these selected tests to a new data file. This is useful if you download more than one site by mistake and wish to save each site out as a separate file. Use "Save Selected" from the "File" Menu
Saving Records from an Individual Site
You can save all the tests from an individual site out to a new SimplyPats file. From the "Records" Menu choose "List Sites" Select the site you want to save out from the list and click on the Save button, you will be prompted for a new file name for the new file, which will contain just the tests of your selected site. See Also List Sites
In Print Appliances you can export the reports in the following formats
- Word - Microsoft Rich Text format (rtf)
- Excel - Microsoft Excel format (xls)
- HTML - Web page format (htm)
- PDF - Adobe Acrobat format (pdf)
- Text - Plain text format (txt)
- Tiff - Tagged Image File format (tif)
NOTE ON EXPORTS:
The export to word actually exports in Rich Text Format which can be opened by the wordpad program on your computer as well as Microsoft Word if you own a copy of it. RTF format cannot place images side by side with text so you may find you need to edit the document to get the desired results. Similarly the Excel and HTML exports will not be able to place images exactly because of the limitations of these programs.
See Also Print Results
Drag And Drop To Other Programs
Dragging and Dropping appliance information from SimplyPats into other programs. This is something known as OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) and simply means that if more than one program is OLE enabled, you can drag and drop data from one program into another. In SimplyPats, if you select a range of tests you can drag those into an open Microsoft Word (tmp) Document, Excel (tm) Spreadsheet or any other OLE enabled program. See Also Drag And Drop
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(This Topic Last updated 24/05/2010)