PS Stockbook

Importing Data from Allflex Greenstick


How do I import data directly from my Allflex Greenstick RS420?

Detailed Description

Note: your reader must be connected to Stockbook for this process to work. Click Here for help connecting the reader.

Setp 1.

Once your reader is connected to Stockbook click on File > Import Options > Details From Data File.

Step 2.

Click on Import from Reader/Scale

Note: You must ensure your reader is the Reader 1 Position to import directly from a Reader/Scale

Step 3.

Select from the list the session you wish to import. then click Refresh.

Step 4.

Once the selected animals from the session appear in the list click on Import this Data to bring the information into the import screen.


Step 5.

You will then need to match up the appropriate fields so that you can bring in the information for the animals into Stockbook.

This section allows you to customise how your data is imported.

As a part of Step 3 on the import you will have to set your import options; to do this you will have to go through the tab headings that are relevant for the file you are bringing in. Below you can see what each of the Tabs is for:

1. General tab

Enter the Default Obs. Date 

This tab gives you the ability to set a default Obs. DateObs. Code and Performance Management Group (Default Perf.Mgt.Grp) that will apply to every animal in the file. However, if in your .csv file you have a column for date or observation code, and you link them in step four then it is not necessary to use the default option.

This tab is also used to set the Date  Format and  Add New Tags for new animals being imported onto a user list.

NOTE: It is recommended that if you are importing weight or trait data that you include an observation code (Obs.Code) so that all records will have the same codes unless otherwise specified.

NOTE: If the Add New Tags box is not ticked and the animal being imported is not on file then an error will be generated and the new tags will not be added to your Stockbook.

Here you need to select the Data Type then the Stockbook Field for the fields that you want to import.

NOTE: You do not have to import all the fields contained in the Source Name column or CSV File Heading.

Here is an example of a CSV import and how to link some of the fields:

Step 2. 

  1. Choose which CSV File Heading you want to import. (Either Primary_Id/Visual Id or EID must be selected to enable data to be matched to the correct animal)
  2. Click on the drop down arrow in the Data Type column against the CSV File Heading

Step 3.

Select the Data Type from the drop down list. This example shows Primary Id being linked to Life Data.

Step 4.

  1. Click on the drop down arrow in Stockbook Field in the same row
  2. Select the Stockbook Field from the drop down list. This example shows EID being linked to EID
  3. If the Stockbook Field does not show the correct link, you may have selected the incorrect Data Type.

Step 5.

  1. Repeat Steps 1,2 & 3 for each CSV File Heading that you wish to import. 

Step 6.

  1. Click on the Save this Layout button.
  2. Enter the template name
  3. Click on the OK button

This will save all the linked fields for the next time you import data. This layout can be found in Step 2 on the Import Screen for Animal Details From Data Collector File. 

Step 7.

  1. Click on the OK.button
  2. Click on the Cancel button to close the screen

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