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Creating Individual Test Files from the Rigel 288

When you import a CSV file containing multiple test results from the Rigel 288, E-Quip creates an individual file for each test within the CSV file and attaches it to the asset being tested. Previously these individual files were named using a combination of the equipment number and the data/time that the import was run:

ESTImport_EquipmentNo_YYYYMMDD_hhmm_fff.txt

(where fff represents the number of milliseconds).

The reason that the number of milliseconds is included in the file name is because it is possible for the same device to be tested with the Rigel several times in rapid succession. If the same device was tested twice within 1 minute this would result in 2 files being created with exactly the same name, which Windows will not allow.

The file name extension of “.txt” was chosen because every computer running Windows is able to open this type of file simply by double-clicking on it.

However, some users have requested that these files should be saved with a “.csv” extension. This is reasonable as it not only reflects the internal format of the file, but on computers with Microsoft Office installed, double-clicking a CSV file automatically runs Microsoft Excel, which some users prefer.

As from version 2.1.1 you can now choose which file name extension will be used when creating individual test files.

Note that this has no effect on the actual contents of the file, only the file name extension. The contents are exactly as they were in the original Rigel CSV file