Exporting Data

The ability to export data outside of the WillowTwin™ for Rail platform is a powerful feature that can be utilized by all users, whether its for further analysis of the data or for reporting purposes. This important asset maintenance data can also help aid users with their decisions for reliability or planning shutdowns for sections of track.

This feature is especially important for data with lots of records such as Defects, where there can be thousands of records for a single asset, which can make the review if this information a little difficult within the platform. This information will be exported into an excel file which users can then sort, filter and use as they see fit to complete their tasks.

Exporting is completed from the Assets tab on your main homepage; to export data:

  1. Navigate to the Assets tab or click the Willow icon  Willow_icon.PNG in the top left corner to return to your homepage.
  2. Select one or more assets that data needs to be exported for
    1. Assets can be searched from the Categories folder on the left side of the screen
      1. Click on a category folder to display the associated subfolders
      2. Click a subfolder to display the assets
  3. Hovering over a category folder, subcategory folder or assets will display a download icon Export_data_icon.PNG, clicking the icon will select the value for export, just note:
    1. Category folder - will select all subcategories and assets for the category to export
    2. Subcategory folder - will select all assets for the subcategory to export
    3. Asset - will select the individual asset and any child assets (if applicable) to export
      1. Users can click the icon beside each asset they wish to export data for
  4. Once all selections have been made, click the Export Data button near the top right corner of the screen Export_1.png 
    1. If a different network is selected, a pop-up will appear beside indicating the exporter will be cleared 
  5. Export_data_menu.PNGIn the export form window that opens, check the box beside each data entity the users wants data for, and identify the date range to pull data from. 
    1. By default, the date range is set to 1 yr from the current date, this can be changed as needed
      1. If a dataset has a specific date filter, there will be an i next to the data entity, hovering over this will display the filter that has been applied 
      2. There is a Clear button that can be used to reset the dates back to default
    2. Not checking a box from the Asset Data to Export will result in an error message   
  6. Click the Export button in the bottom left corner of the window
    1. A message should appear indicating the export has started and the user will receive an email with a download link once it's ready
  7. Once the 'Willow Rail Asset Data Export' email has been received, click the link options within the email
    1. The user will be directed to a download page within the platform where the download will begin
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