Reporting Your Data

CONS features three methods for reporting your data:

XML Files

XML files contain a listing of both your raw testing data as well as various values calculated by the software such as Cc, Cr, etc. XML files are saved on-disk and may be viewed by a web browser or by versions of Microsoft Excel. This is an ideal format for e-mailing testing data and results to your clients in a format that incorporates both a means of presentation (through a web browser) as well as a means of manipulating the raw data (through a spreadsheet).

  • XML files are generated by selecting Test > Export XML File.

Portion of an XML Report Viewed in Internet Explorer

Data Summary Reports

Summary reports list the raw data taken from your test. They may be sent to a printer or saved on disk.

  • Data summary reports are generated by selecting Test > Output Data Summary Report.

Chart Reports

CONS chart reports differ from data summary reports in that the former prominently features charts (compression, Cv vs. log10(pressure) and time-rate), while data summary reports feature raw testing data (with small optional time-rate charts). CONS has two general types of chart reports: the compression report, which, in addition to a chart of void ratio/deformation/% strain vs. log10(pressure) can also optionally include a table of Cv values or a chart of Cv vs. log10(pressure), and the time-rate report, which includes charts of dial reading vs. log10(time) or time.

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