For large datasets it may be easier
to import data from a database than to copy and paste the data. Data
can be imported in the the Individual Data grid from a Microsoft
To import data from a database select "Connect to
Database" from the "File" menu. Selecting this option
gives a file open dialog box; use this to select the desired database, and
the screen in below will appear.
All tables in the database appear in the Select
Table box. Select a table, and all field in the table appear in the Select
Time to Fail Field box, the Select Quantity Field box and the Select
Censoring Field box. These selections are described below along with
the Identifier for Failures box.
: used to select the
field in the table that contains the time to fail. All values must
be greater than zero.
Select Time to Fail Field
Select Quantity Field: used to select the
field in the table that contains the quantity corresponding to the
Time to Fail Field. This selection is optional; if no selection is
made the quantity will be one.
Select Censoring Field: use to identify
censored data points. This selection is optional; if no selection is
made all data points will be treated as failures.
Identifier for Failures: used in conjunction
with the Identifier for Failures box. Input the exact text or
number that is used to indicate a failure in the field selected in the
Select Censoring Field box.
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