Export ADAFs


The exportation of data is the final step in an analysis workflow. The analysis is performed and the result must to be exported to an additional file format for presentation or visualisation. Or, Sympathy for Data has been used for data management, where data from different source has been gathered and merged into a joint structure that can be exported to different file format.

There exists exportation from the following internal data types:

The exportation nodes can also be used for storing partial results on disk. The stored data can be reimplemented further ahead in the workflow by connecting the outgoing datasources to an importation node.

The exportation nodes are all based on the use of plugins, the same structure as the importation nodes. Each supported file format has its own plugin, and may also have a specific GUI settings. The documentation about the supported file formats and their configuartions can be reached by clicking at listed supported file formats below.

Exportation of ADAFs to the following file formats are supported:
  • HDF5
  • MDF

For the exportation of ADAF to file there exist a number of strategies that can be used to extract filenames from information stored in the ADAFs. If no strategy is selected one has to declare the base of the filename.

The following strategies exist:
  • Source identifier as name

    Use the source identifier in the ADAFs as filenames.

  • Column with name

    Specify a column in the metadata container where the first element is the filename.

class node_export_adafs.ExportADAFs[source]

Export ADAFs to a selected file format.


ADAFs with data to export.

: Datasources

Datasources with paths to the created files.

Exporter to use

Select file format exporter. Each file format has its own exporter with its own special configuration, see exporter information. The selection of exporter do also suggest filename extension.

Use filename strategy
: checkbox

Turn on/off the use of filename strategy. Turned on it overides the filename entered by the user.

Select strategy

Select filename strategy.

Filename extension

Specify a new extension if you are not satisfied with the predefined one for the exporter.

Output directory

Specify/select directory where the created files will be stored.


Specify the common base for the filenames. If there are several incoming ADAFs the node will add “_${index number of corresponding Table in the incoming list}” after the base for each file. If nothing is specified the filename will be equal to index number. Do not specify extension.

Filename(s) preview
: button

When pressed a preview of all filenames will be presented under the considered button.

Opposite nodes:


Ref. nodes:

Export Tables