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UMESC LTRMP Database Browser Notes


After submitting the query, the browser will return four (4) links:


  1. Link to the data you just requested:
  2. Link to the data format. This file contains the column position for all fields, plus a brief description of each field: "date/time".ora.fmt
  3. Links to query parameters html:
    Query Parameters
  4. Link to the UMESC LTRMP Browser read me html:
    Database Browser read me

By clicking on any of the above links, you can immediately retrieve the data files created by your query on links 1 and 2. For links 3 and 4, you can or open a html link to your query parameters or this read me html.

Depending on how your Web browser is configured, clicking the link might display a pop-up box asking you to save the data file to the disk. If this happens, select the location on your computer where you want to save the file.

If the Web browser attempts to open up the archived file and the file displays garbage, right click on the link and select save link target as and save the file to a location on your computer. If the archived file will not unzip, try using a different Web browser or upgrade to the latest version of Netscape (there is a possible bug with a certain version of Netscape).

After the downloaded file has been archived and compressed, you might have to use WinZip twice to open the data file.

You will need the GNU utility "gnuzip" to uncompress the data. gzip is freely available for various computer platforms (DOS, UNIX and VMS) at WinZip WinZip. Note that UMESC does not necessarily endorse these products, as any product that uncompresses gzip files will also work.

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