Frequently Asked Questions

How do I export my data in csv, excel or pfd files ?
Last Updated 6 years ago

Data Export

Availability: for both real time monitoring and reviewing

This section offers various options for data export purpose.

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For all export function please make sure to have enough disk space and all needed right privileges on user account to write data to target directory.

Export to CSV:

CSV (Comma-Separated Values) is a common, relatively simple file format widely supported and multi-platform. The CSV file format is supported by almost all spreadsheets programs.

Users must select target directory when prompted and enter the desired file name to store the exported data under CSV files format.
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The software displays the data conversion progress during the procedure.

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Export to Excel:

Excel is the most popular and available spreadsheets programs. Exporting data to this format allows users to benefit from all edition and formatting tools available under Excel (For reporting purpose for instance).

Note: CSV files are compatible with Excel.

The software displays the data conversion progress during the procedure.

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At the end of the procedure Excel is automatically opened with a spreadsheet containing the exported data and the summary of the measurement parameters and patient’s information.

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When prompted, users must select target directory and enter the desired file name to store the exported data under Excel files format.

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Export to PhysioFlow® Software

This feature can be used in two different modes, depending of the target of the export.

According to data base size this procedure can take some time so the software displays the percentage progress and an estimation of the remaining time until the end of the procedure. At the end of the procedure the software displays a success message if everything is ok. User must wait for the success message before starting another procedure or considering the procedure finished.

New PhysioFlow® Software 2.x.y

Users can export measurement to PhysioFlow® Software 2.x.y with this option, starting with 2.6.0. They have to choose a folder and name for the exported file, which has a “.pfdz” extension. Contrary to the previous generation file format, all the data are stored in only one file: patient information, measurement parameters, raw signals, computed physiological values, markers, and measurement comments. What is more, this file contains data from the signal preview, the calibration and the monitoring phase.

This function can be useful in the following cases:

  • Send files for analysis by PhysioFlow® technician for support purpose.
The extension format “.pfd” is also available: the content of pfd file is identical to pfdz files, but pfd files are not compressed so they require a lot more disk space. This extension format should be used only if the file has to be imported in PhysioFlow® Software 2.6.0, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3 and 2.6.4, because these versions do not support pfdz extension format.

Export to PhysioFlow® Software V107 (Previous generation):

Users of previous PhysioFlow® software V1.X.X can use this function to export the data of the current software to the previous file format (PFP, PFS, PFM, PFC and PFK).

Users must select target directory containing the previous generation software patient database, usually C:\PhysioFlow Patients\

This function should be used only when the measurement has to be opened in the PhysioFlow® Software v107, for example to compare newly acquired data to old measurements

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