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Operative temperature in .csv file doesn't match with .sql file

asked 2016-06-16 08:51:32 -0600

AylaZiger's avatar

updated 2016-06-17 10:02:36 -0600

I have my simulation results, i also have exported them to excel with ReadVarsESO.exe. When I open the .sql file on the Results Viewer, the operative temperature variates from 34 to 14°C, but when I open the .csv file in excel, the result appear with 16 numbers. For example, in ResulstsViewer the operative temperature is 21,9°C, but in excel is 219575258579145. How do I fix it?

English is not my first language, sorry for any mistake.

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Divide by 1E13?

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2016-06-17 05:17:33 -0600 )edit

@AylaZiger, you are much better at English than I am at your native language, or any other language for that matter. No need to apologize.

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2016-06-17 10:03:58 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-06-17 08:52:36 -0600

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I would guess that there is an issue with using "," instead of "." for the decimal point inside Excel. Using the US practice, the value would be 21.9C, not 21,9C. When Excel is in comma-for-decimal mode, it has a hard time reading in comma-separated-values (CSV), because it doesn't know that a comma is a delimiter between values.

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That would be easy to check too: if your resulting table has cells with no value towards the right columns, that's probably it. One way to define the import settings is to open a new workbook, go to Data > Import, select the csv file, and then specify that it is "Delimited" and pick the comma as a separator.

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2016-06-18 03:09:07 -0600 )edit

When I open the csv file, all the results appear in just one column, cause my excel are in portuguese. Then I go to Data > Text to columns to specify comma as separator, and the spread sheet change to columns like the image I posted.

AylaZiger's avatar AylaZiger  ( 2016-06-20 06:51:21 -0600 )edit


I have installed OpenStudio 3.1.0. Where can I find: - Result viewer - ReadVarsESO.exe

I did check my OS file but could not find anything there.

mdengusiak's avatar mdengusiak  ( 2021-01-28 03:31:08 -0600 )edit

ResultsViewer has been removed since 2.3.0. If you really want it, download an older version such as 2.2.2:

Nowadays, you can use DView instead:

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2021-01-29 09:44:51 -0600 )edit

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