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Tutorial: Entering and editing data

This tutorial introduces you to the six editing commands, using a downhole pressure test as an example.

Note that you can also enter data into GeoData Manager by importing it.

Overview

There are six commands to enter and edit data in a data set:

Command Purpose
New Create a new data set of a given data type
Append Append data to an existing data set
Edit Change data in an existing data set
Rename Change the data set's identifiers
Delete Delete the data set from the data base
Edit header Change the data set's header

To invoke a command:

  1. Ensure you have the required permission.

  2. Select a data type to use. For this tutorial, we will use Downhole Pressure logs: in the database tree click the + in front of Reservoir, click the + in front of Downhole PT and click Pressure Data.

    Tip: More generally, choose the data type of the data sets that you want to work with, then navigate through the database tree and click on that data type.

  3. For any command besides New, scroll to find the data set that you want to work with in the header window and click the line.

    Tip If there are many data sets, you might use one of the tools for selecting data sets to find the one you want.

  4. Then:

    either right-click the line in the header window that you selected (for New, right click any line) and select a command from the pop-up menu:

    or press the function key shown in the above menu,

    or click File and select a command from the menu:

Tips for entering data into a field

Tips for entering dates and times


New

Create a new data set of a given data type.

  1. Select the data type to use (downhole Pressure Data for this tutorial) and invoke New see how.

  2. The Identifiers window appears:

  3. Enter this data:


    Note

    • Read about identifiers.
    • Read about required fields.
    • You can enter the time in the date field read more.
    • You must enter data in all fields. If you enter the time in the date field then you must enter an ID in Test start time/ID.
    • For a transient test, it is usually best to set the start date and time to when the transient event started, rather than when the measurements started read more.
    • You can change the Required fields in this window see how.
  4. Click . The new data set window appears:

    This has the identifiers you just entered at the top right, the header data on the left and the detail data on the right. To change the identifiers, use Rename.

  5. Enter this header data and the first row of detail data:

  6. To create a new, empty row after the bottom row of the detail data, click anywhere in the bottom row and press the Down arrow key. Now enter the rest of the test results into the detail data:

Working with the rows in the detail table

Add an empty row to the bottom: Click anywhere in the bottom row and press the Down arrow key.

Add an empty row within the list: Click the anywhere in row to insert the new row above and press the Insert key.

Delete rows: Click the grey box in front of each row to delete. The box gains a black dot. Right-click the black dot to the left of Depth and click Delete Selected Records:

Menus

The commands in this menu bar are an appropriate subset of the home window commands, plus commands for working with data:

Command Does
Accurate cell edit Toggles between showing values in a field to the default precision, or to full accuracy; useful if the value is very small and shows as 0
Reverse Layout Swap the header and detail tabs to the other side of the window.
Ditto Copy data into the selected detail field from the field above.
Column Fill Fill in incrementing values in the column below the selected detail field. You can set a start value and increment.
Column Empty Deletes all data in the selected detail column.
Relative Shift Down Add a row to the detail data, then the move the selected detail field and all fields below it one row down. Use this after you enter a column of data into the wrong rows.
Relative Shift Up Move all fields below the selected detail field up by one row, overwriting the selected field. Use this after you enter a column of data into the wrong rows.
Empty Worksheet Delete all the detail data.

Graph and Identifiers

There are two tabs at the top, left of the window:

Process

For some data types, the button is available (not greyed out). Click this to carry out some specialised calculation for the data set.

For example, button is available while working with a cross section. When you click this, GeoData Manager asks for a maximum distance from the cross section; then it assigns to the cross section wells that are within this distance of the cross section.

Check

Click for GeoData Manager to check the data you have just entered:

Note:

GeoData Manager uses the measurement date and time you entered into the first detail line for all lines. You can overwrite these if you want:

Apply

Click forGeoData Manager to calculate any data from the data you have just entered. In this case there are no such calculations. However, for chemistry data there are many such calculations, for example TD values, Water Total Cations, Water Total Anions, Water Total CO2, Molar ratios.

Save

Normally just click after you have entered or edited a data set. GeoData Manager automatically performs a Check and Apply. If there is a problem with the data it will display Dataset or Header messages at the bottom of the window and not save the data until you have corrected it.

GeoData Manager then saves the data set you have just entered and returns to the home window.

Cancel

To ignore the data you have just entered and return to the home window, click .


Append

Append data to the end of an existing data set, but not change the data already there. This is faster than using Edit if the data set has a lot of data:

  1. Select the data type and data set to use and invoke Append see how.

  2. Proceed as for entering a new data set. You can only change the header data and add to the detail data (yellow background) You can not change existing detail data (blue background).

Note:


Edit

Change data in an existing data set:

  1. Select the data type and data set to use (downhole Pressure Data for this tutorial) and invoke Edit see how.

  2. Proceed as for entering a new data set. Type any new data over the old.

Note:


Rename

Change the data set's data identifiers and required fields.

  1. Select the data type and data set to use (downhole Pressure Data for this tutorial) and invoke Edit see how.

  2. Change the data and click .


Note


Delete

Delete the data set from the data base.

  1. Select the data type and data set to use (downhole Pressure Data for this tutorial) and invoke Delete see how.

If the data set is used by another data set, then you can not delete it until you have deleted the other data set. For example, you can not delete a well if there is a downhole test for the well.


Edit header

Change the data set's header:

  1. Select the data type and data set to use (downhole Pressure Data for this tutorial) and invoke Edit header see how.

  2. Change the data and click , , or .

Note: To change the identifiers, use the Rename command.

And finally

Delete the downhole pressure test you created at the start of this tutorial.