Tip of the Day 154: How to Send Small Bites of Data

We often get requests to help customers with some curious data: strange sequence inputs or anomalous pressure. What if you could quickly e-mail the interesting patch of data without having to upload monstrous files to the FTP site? The Analyzer has a simple tool that you can use for this purpose.

Here are the steps in graphical form.




This will place 3 or 4 files that begin with the name “export” in your mold / material / cavitation folder along with the others. You can then copy and paste just these files into an e-mail to send to us or to your customer. In this example they total about 6 MB (smaller when zipped). This is easily in the range of acceptable e-mail attachment sizes.

Warning: After sending you should delete the “export” files because they contain data that duplicates the data in the original files. This confuses the Analyzer.


  1. There is a button on the file saver that lets you create a folder somewhere else on your computer. You can use this to keep your exported data separate from the original to avoid confusion or long file searches.


  2. You don’t have to use the name “export”. You can give it a descriptive name like “Mold 474 Integral Drop-Out”. Just remember to send all files by that name together.


  3. If you export another section of ph2 data to the same file name the exporter will append the new data to the original file. Thus you can take several pieces of data and build a data file that tells a story.


  4. If you have run an experiment and want to export just the data for which you entered part measurements (with the “Measurement Editor”) you can click the “Export only those shots with part measurement entries”. This lets you create a smaller, contained file with only the experimental data without the startups and other unnecessary information.