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Multiple Links to Dat files in .SPR


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Is it possible to have multiple links to files in the SPR format. Currently we have one .dat file for each of these (water, velocity and velocity movement), however these can be quite large and currently cannot go over 2GB, therefore we need to be able to split the information up into various files. Any help would be much appreciated.

Also, is the .SMS file format published anywhere as we are currently writing to the old .SPR file format

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The .sms file is a binary file stored using the XMDF library. The format is not documented - we were not aware of any other programs reading or writing to the .sms or .spr file. You can use the viewers found here to view .sms files. We are phasing out the .spr file format. SMS 10.1 will no longer save .spr files, but will still be able to read them.

How are you generating the .dat files? Many of the models SMS interfaces with have begun using the XMDF file format to reduce the size of output files. Perhaps you would want to consider this. I don't know of a way to split a single data set into multiple .dat files.

- John

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In addition you may want to consider using the binary .dat files. The XMDF format is preferred because you can view the binary data in the XMDF file using the HDF viewers.

http://xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:Native_SMS_Files

http://xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:ASCII_Data_Set_Files_(*.dat)

http://xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:Binary_Data_Set_Files_(*.dat)

- John

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