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asked 2020-12-04 02:16:05 -0600

Phil gravatar image

updated 2021-07-09 17:49:38 -0600

Hi there, I am facing a problem with a measure using a resource folder with a subfolder "data" containing several csv files. If I run the model using the measure, it does not copy the subfolder "data" with the csv files into the temp folder. Do you have an idea what the problem could be here? Obviously the measure fails because it does not find the needed csv files.

Thanks for your help.

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answered 2020-12-04 04:51:39 -0600

updated 2020-12-04 04:54:59 -0600

Try putting your CSV into the resources/ subfolder.

That is given the following structure:


Put your files either as :


Edit: I knew from memory that the resources/ subfolder would be copied along with the tests/one, but I was having trouble finding where this would be defined. I think it's here:

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Hi Julien

Option 1 with "measure_folder/resources/file1.csv" works but it is a bit messy with several csv files and other helper measures.

Option 2 does not work. OS just copies the resources folder with my helper measures and ignores all other subfolders.

Phil gravatar image Phil  ( 2020-12-04 08:56:25 -0600 )edit

Go with option 1 then.

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2020-12-04 09:17:59 -0600 )edit

but its messy :-(

Phil gravatar image Phil  ( 2020-12-04 11:44:26 -0600 )edit
  1. If that's really bothering you, in that case open an enhancement request on github. This time I went ahead and created it for you as an example: NREL/OpenStudio#4156

  2. You do not have to develop your measure inside your ~/OpenStudio/Measures folder. There are a ton of ways to develop them somewhere else and have them ship to your ~/OpenStudio/Measures/ folder for testing as needed or to export it to the BCL (a rake task that would glob and copy stuff for eg, symlinking, etc).

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2020-12-08 04:02:25 -0600 )edit

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