Naming a Time Series Data File
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Data files are named to produce unique file names that inform of their source and contents. The file name is constructed by the concatenation of several elements, in order. File names are considered to be case insensitive.
File name structure
The required file name format is:
Declares the name of the data file format.
|DataOwnerId||Yes||The Bureau assigns Wcode IDs for each person (agency) named in the Water Regulations. The owner ID is the Bureau assigned Wcode for the data owner,. The owner ID may be different to the data provider ID. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure of the ID to use.|
|DateTime||Yes||The date and time (standard time) that the file was created, in the form YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.|
|SiteId||Yes||The site identifier used by the data custodian. This identifier should be unique within the organisation. The list of valid identifiers is maintained by the data custodian.|
|FileType||No||This element is used to indicate that a file contains continuous time series data (ctsd). If used, the only valid content is 'ctsd'|
Organisation 'w00XXX' - 'Data provider XXX' who creates an export at 8am on 1/July/2008. The data is for monitoring site G8210009. The file format is not one of the Bureau declared formats, the organisation calls it a 'HHRR' format.
Example - File name for continuous time series data
Example - File name for all other site data