Exporting EVTDB Files

Editing, Exporting & Visualizing Events Stored in *.EVTDB Files

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Importing Events using the Target Viewer

The *.evtdb file created online can be imported into the Target Viewer.
Once imported and saved in an *.MDB file, the icons can be viewed in the plan view. It is also possible to create an export from it.

The procedure is:

  • Open the Processing Manager
  • Select Target Viewer from the Project Ribbon

Newest version:


  • In the Target Viewer window select New. This starts the New Database Wizard:

  • Click Next

  • An initial template database called 'Sidescan Target Database' is the single choice.
    This is a MS Access database which is used as the basis of a new MDB file..
  • Click Next.
  • This page lists all the predefined fields in the database template for Events.
    Not editable with a predefined template database.

  • Click Next
  • This page lists all the predefined fields in the database template for Vertices.
    Not editable with a predefined template database.

  • Click Next
  • Enter a name for the MDB file in which events are to be stored.
    The default folder is \Support in the current project folder.

  • Click Finish.

In order to import the classes and events used during the survey, click on Enable Editing and then on Classifications:


The default items from the Sidescan Target Database are listed in the Classification Editor window.

  • Click on Import XML to import the defined events used during the survey.

  • Browse to the \Users\Public\Public Documents\QPS\QINSy\Eventing folder and select the appropriate XML.

  • Use the arrow buttons to step through and check the imported events.
  • Use the 'x' button to delete events.
  • Use the '+' button to add new events.

  • Click OK.

  • Click on the Import button to now import the EVTDB file created during the survey. These files are stored in the \LogFiles folder.

  • Right clicking in any of the column title boxes provides options to modify the view:

  • Save the MDB file.

Exporting and Printing EVTDB Event Data

  • Click on Export to send all records or selected records to PDF.

  • Click on Print to send all records or selected records to a printer.

  •  To see a preview first select the Show Preview option, and then click on print again.

  • In the File Menu, find options for exporting documents and/or sending by email.

  • Export Document and Email choices:

Visualizing Events in Plan View

  • Click on Project and Settings.

Newest version:

  • Browse to the MDB file.
  • Make sure Show Targets from Target Database is enabled.
  • Click OK. The events are plotted in the Plan View.

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