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No .csv and .eso output file from simulation

asked 2021-11-19 11:12:54 -0500

Mariha's avatar

updated 2021-11-19 12:37:54 -0500

Hello to all, fortunately I managed to create a model without errors using sketchup and openstudio and I simulated it afterwards. I received various file formats, but no csv-format and no eso-format. However, if I simulate a sample file from EnergyPlus, I get these formats automatically. I have compared both IDFs (my own and the sample file) in the IDF editor, but cannot find any corresponding settings to the outout formats that are different. How and where can I set the output file-formats? Or do I need to change the source code to get the file formats? I am already a bit desperate and do not know how to look at and evaluate my results. Therefore I am glad about every hint!

(I have also tried the solution with sql and tableau. However, I do not know tableau and work mostly with excel.)

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answered 2021-11-20 08:36:20 -0500

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Have you added "Output:Variable" objects to your IDF. I would think there would be some option in OpenStudio to select output variables but I do not know.


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Also make sure that, if you use OutputControl:Files, that the first field is "Yes"

Jim Dirkes's avatar Jim Dirkes  ( 2021-11-22 05:05:28 -0500 )edit

If you select "Yes" for CSV in OutputControl:Files, it will use the native CSV output in EnergyPlus. You can still use ReadVarsESO (or -r in CLI) to generate CSV output from the ESO file, if you do not want to use the newer native CSV output.

MarkAdams's avatar MarkAdams  ( 2021-11-22 09:03:41 -0500 )edit

Thank you Jim and Mark, I did so and put YES for CSV in Output control:files, but in addition I had to set the output control:table:style on comma separated. Now it works :)

Mariha's avatar Mariha  ( 2021-11-22 12:33:42 -0500 )edit

The UnMetHours team wins another one!

Jim Dirkes's avatar Jim Dirkes  ( 2021-11-22 12:49:14 -0500 )edit

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