I Created a Data File for Submission to the IGDB and Tested It by Importing It into Optics. This Failed, Creating a Very General Error. Is My Data File Incorrect?

Last Updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Optics is in some aspects more strict and in some aspects more strict than the requirements that are put on data submitted to the IGDB. When your data is exactly in the format described by the data submission requirements, the data will probably import fine into Optics, where you have to keep the following in mind:

  • Optics requires spectral data to be tab separated, the requirements for the IGDB are more lenient (comma separated, tab separated, space separated)
  • Optics 'knows' two more glazing types than the IGDB does: Interlayer & Glazing System
  • When importing text files into Optics, the structure information for laminates can refer to glazings in the IGDB and to glazings in your user database. When submitting data for the IGDB, the structure information must always refer to existing glazings in the IGDB.