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Data Transfer
Importing Data
There are 2 import options. These two options are called from the "Data XFer" - "Import" menu item. Click on link for more details:
Exporting Data
At present all the major Geological database's all have different import format's. Prolog has attempted to create all the different formats. If you need an output format that is not yet defined ; please contact us and we will attempt to include your particular data format.
(Written March 2012) There is currently a push to define a common data transfer standard. It is called the "CoalLog" Borehole Data Transfer Standard for the Australian Coal Industry. At present version 1.0 of the system has been published but as yet none of the major Geological Database companies have yet to implement the transfer format yet. Prolog already supports the template that defines the common dictionary and we can produce a beta version of the output format ready to be imported.
"CoalLog" Data Transfer
This data transfer option can contain the following data:
  • Header Data
  • Geologist's Data
  • Casing Data
  • Cementing Data
  • Drilling Data
  • Lithology Data
  • Water Flow Data
  • Point Load Data
  • Defect Data
The Header Data is entered via a predefined dialog. Click on "Data Transfer" - "Coal Log Header" and fill in the dialog. The other fields are defined within the data template.
To create the data output click on "Data Transfer" - "CoalLog" export. You are asked for an output file name. Enter a path and a name but don't include any extensions. The appropriate data and dictionary files are created. At present we do not automatically place these files into a zip file but this will be implemented in the short term.
Other Format's
The following formats are supported:
  • Mincom
  • Mincom ascii (user defined)
  • Minex Lith
  • Minex Pick
  • CA coding sheet
  • GBIS csv coding sheet
  • RioTinto
  • Ascii columns
  • Ascii spreadsheet
To create a user defined ascii cloumn or ascii spreadsheet (csv) is a two part process. First click on the "ascii columns" Format to define the format to be used. Once this is done click on the "Create" option to create the output file.

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Prolog version 4