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Lookups

You can choose data to enter into some fields by choosing from a drop-down list. Such fields are called lookup fields.

Hard lookup

Is a lookup field where you must select an item from the drop-down list.

When you create a new downhole PT data set you must choose one existing well from the drop-down list - a hard lookup:

Soft lookup

Is a lookup field where you can select an item from the drop-down list or you can just type a value into the field or you can do both.

When you enter well names into the filter bar

you can do any or all of:

Help-and-fill lookup

When you select an item from the drop-down list of a help-and-fill lookup, the lookup automatically fills other fields in the data, depending on what you selected. Foe example, when you select a casing size, the lookup also fills values for casing ID, casing OD and casing note). A help-and-fill lookup can be either hard or soft.


Working with lookup tables

GeoData Manager stores the information about a lookup in a data set (called a lookup table), with header and detail data; the same way it stores all its data. The nodes are:

Lookup header data

The header window shows each lookup's header data, one lookup per line. This includes the name of lookup table and information about the lookup, including:

The detail tab does not show anything notable.

Note:

Lookup detail data

Click a node within Well, Reservoir, Downhole Logging, Simulation, Chemistry, Geology or Geophysics to see the detail data for that lookup, for example, click Well Type under Well Module to see the detail data for Well Type.

Again, the detail tab does not show anything notable.

The header window shows the lookup's detail data: each line has an item that will appear in the drop-down list, plus a comment and perhaps other fields. If the lookup is help-and-fill then the other fields will include values to fill the other fields.

You can recognise the column of items that will appear in the drop-down list because the name at the top of their column is the same as the node's name. For example, in the Well Type node it is the column headed Well Type.

To change a lookup, hover the mouse over the line in the header window to change, then right-click. Choose a command from the pop-up menu:

Select this command to
New Add a line to the list and therefore to the drop-down menu
Edit Change the data in the line, except for the name that will appear in the drop-down list
Rename Change the name that will appear in the drop-down list
Delete Delete a line from the list and therefore from the drop-down menu
Edit header The same as Rename

Note:

Merging lookup names

You can rename a lookup name to an existing one; do this if you have created two lookup names for the same property and want to change to have one name. You would do this, for example, in Geology, Rock Types if you:

After you have changed the lookup name from NOT to NO, the fields in the data you have already entered change from NOT to NO.


Here's how

  1. Navigate to the lookup name to rename. Right click the name and click Rename:

  2. Type the new rock type; in this case change NOT to NO:

  3. Click OK:

    Click OK again.


Note

You can only rename a lookup name to an existing name if the have the same Reference Code. For example, in Lookups, Reservoir, Lip Pressure Configuration you can not change Single to Double.