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Imports time series data from Scottish & Southern Electric (SSE) ASCII files.

SSE file characteristics

  • SSE File format is expected to contain 4 columns with information (location, value, date-time, unit)
  • File must be ',' seperated
  • All comment lines start with a '*'
  • Date format in the files must be of the form 'dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss'
  • The data file has no parameter in th efile, the unit is used as external parameter Id

Configuration (Example)

A complete import module configuration consists of an ID Mapping file, an Import Module Instance file. Unitconversion can also be included while importing. A complete set of configuration files for importing SSE files with unit conversion is attached


The following example of an Import Module Instance will import the time series as non-equidistant series.

ImportSSE 1.00 default.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<timeSeriesImportRun xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""
			<timeSeriesType>external historical</timeSeriesType>
			<timeStep unit="nonequidistant"/>
			<readWriteMode>add originals</readWriteMode>
			<expiryTime unit="day" multiplier="100"/>


Defines mappings between SSE and FEWS parameters and locations.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<idMap version="1.1" xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""
	<map internalParameter="H.obs" internalLocation="115304" externalParameter="Water Level" externalLocation="Level in Loch Benevean"/>
	<map internalParameter="H.obs" internalLocation="336370" externalParameter="Water Level" externalLocation="Level in Loch Cluanie"/>
	<map internalParameter="H.obs" internalLocation="335609" externalParameter="Water Level" externalLocation="River Moriston Level at Torgoyle Bridge"/>
	<map internalParameter="H.obs" internalLocation="335612" externalParameter="Water Level" externalLocation="Level in Loch Glascarnoch"/>

Important in this configuration is that the external locations are location names.

Example File/

Level in Loch Benevean,220.2866,17/05/2007 09:29:10,m.o.d.
Level in Loch Cluanie,-7.680007,04/06/2008 13:43:34,metres
River Moriston Level at Torgoyle Bridge,112.4008,16/04/2008 10:51:25,metres
Level in Loch Glascarnoch,-7.945127,04/06/2008 12:17:53,metres
Level in Loch Glascarnoch,243.7449,04/06/2008 12:17:54,m.o.d.

Java source code/

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