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DIAdem 2018 Help

Edition Date: June 2018
Part Number: 370858P-01
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The DataFinder searches for data files in the Search areas you specify. Search areas are file system folders that are on your local computer or on the network. Click the Search Areas tab in the DataFinder configuration dialog box to specify the search areas. For the DataFinder to search for data in the search areas, the indexer must first index this data. All the file formats that the DataFinder indexes correspond to the TDM data model and contain descriptive information on the three different levels - root, channel group, and channel. The TDM Root object, or file, can contain several groups and each group can contain several channels. You can work with the properties of each level of the TDM data model and add your own custom properties.

DataPlugins enable the DataFinder to index different file formats and to browse in these files. Click the DataPlugins tab in the DataFinder configuration dialog box to specify which filename extensions the DataFinder recognizes when searching for data.

In the DataFinder you can use a Quick Search to search for files or an Advanced Search to search for files, individual channel groups, or channels. DIAdem displays the results of a search in the Search Results.
In the File Browser of the DataFinder you can browse to channel level depending on the DataPlugin.

You can use the DataFinder interactively via the DIAdem NAVIGATOR interface and control the DataFinder with a script. In DIAdem the local DataFinder My DataFinder is the default DataFinder. In DIAdem you can use this local DataFinder and also any number of DataFinder Servers that are on your network.

Note  A DataFinder server can be a DataFinder from the DataFinder Server Edition. The DataFinder Server Edition enables you to configure a DataFinder and to make the DataFinder available to multiple users on the network. In the DataFinder Server Edition configuration you can assign rights to clients.
Refer to Searching for Data on a Different Computer in the Network for information on how to create and open a DataFinder server.
Note  You can use the DataPlugin to load or to register your own file formats in DIAdem. Use the DataPlugin Wizard to create a DataPlugin that imports ASCII files to DIAdem. Use the DIAdem SCRIPT editor to create a DataPlugin for importing binary data into DIAdem. Refer to the index in the DIAdem Help under DataPlugin for information on creating DataPlugins manually.
The DataPlugin Web Site contains examples and a number of existing DataPlugins that you can download.
Note  Refer to the Help page Searching for Data with the DataFinder for further information about using the DataFinder to search for data.


Configuring the Search Results | Defining Search Areas | Executing a Search with OR Operations | Executing a Text Search | Indexing Search Areas | Optimizing Custom Properties | Saving and Loading a Search Query | Searching for Data on a Different Computer in the Network | Searching for Data with a Script Using the Navigator Interface | Searching for Data with a Script without Using the Navigator Interface | Searching for Multiple Properties | Sorting Search Results before Executing a Search


Brake Tests for Trucks | Checking DataPlugins for Timeout | Combining DataFinder Search Results | Context Menu for the Search Results of the DataFinder | Creating ATFX Files from the Context Menu of an ASAM Data Store | Evaluation Wizard for the Search Results of the DataFinder | Filtering Data with a Dialog Box | Filtering Data without a Dialog Box | Search and Evaluation Functions in User Dialog Boxes | Searching for and Evaluating Channels | Searching for Channels in the NAVIGATOR | Searching for Data Sets Marked "Failed" in Data Stores | Searching for Data Sets Marked "Failed" | Searching for Properties and Evaluating the Associated Channels | Varying Browse Settings of a Data Store


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