VIDEO: Field360 Export Layers Tips and Tricks
While exporting layers from Field360 Studio, you will make several decisions along the way, such as:
- How to filter for the layers you need.
- How to organize your folders so you can match each layer to the correct grower, farm, and field.
- How to get additional diagnostic information.
This video walks through the layer export process and touches on some of these best practices.
The video walks through the layer export and import processes step-by-step, with callouts. Some recommendations:
- Before exporting multiple resources, make sure the files are compatible with the destination.
- It is best to create a folder on your PC with the grower's name before exporting resources.
- Leaving the name filter set to " .* " filters for all layers of a given type.
- You can leverage the filename formula to organize your export. "\" indicates a folder transition, and "-" indicates a part of a file name. For example, we recommend this option (or similar):
- %LayerName%\%FieldName% - %LayerName%- %LayerID%
- ... which results in a folder with the layer name, then files of every individual layer with that name, including field name and layer ID information, if exported from the grower level of the domain tree.
- Once you find a filename option that works best for you, save it in a .txt file or windows sticky note to easily copy and paste in the future.
- Saving the message in the dialogue window which appears after a successful export saves a CSV or XML summary of the event to your computer. This is completely optional, but can be a helpful summary and way to validate that you exported all the layers you expected.
- When importing layers into Field360 or AgStudio, you can import in bulk, but the group of files must be identical. It is best to organize layers by type before import.