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Data Management Simplified

by Aug 17, 2012Displays

Here at Ag Leader, we’re always looking to knock down barriers to information management. To that end, the new data format .agsetup and .agdata for the Ag Leader® Integra and Versa displays released in version 3.0 increases compatibility and streamlines data management.

Some benefits and features include:

.agsetup files can be created and/or read from displays or SMS alike.

.agsetup allows for full synchronization of setup data despite display type or firmware (any Ag Leader Integra or Versa display with 3.x platform.) This includes data items such as:

  • Growers, farms, fields, seasons, operators
  • Products and product mixes
  • Boundaries
  • Guidance patterns (with the exception of SmartPath patterns)
  • Marker and market sets
  • Configurations and equipment

.agdata encompasses all the data needed to archive in SMS, this includes:

  • Logged data
  • Equipment used
  • Products used
  • Guidance patterns
  • Marks logged
  • Boundaries created

“Legacy” file types are still supported for cross compatibility with EDGE and InSight displays such as:

  • .pat
  • .iby
  • .irx
  • .shp

.ref, .msf file extensions are replaced by .agsetup and are no longer supported in version 3.  

Importing .agsetup files and conflict resolution To import an .agsetup file, from the run screen browse to select the file from the USB drive.

The .agsetup file will not overwrite data, only add to existing information.

A conflict arises when item names are duplicated in both the display and the .agsetup file. Examples of duplicate items can include Grower Names, Fields, Configurations, Crop Seasons, etc. 

To resolve a conflict, there are typically three options in the conflict resolution screen:

  • Rename Imported – renames imported and leaves existing
  • Rename Existing – renames existing and leaves imported file as is
  • Merge (when possible) – combines the two objects into a single item

When creating multiple display arrangements, it is best to create setup items on one display or in SMS to avoid import conflicts.

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