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WB: External Data with two input files

WB: External Data with two input files

WB: External Data with two input files

Trying to import external data and I get “Error Data in the worksheet is invalid. Please correct before proceeding to import.” The External Data is two files, actually the same file entered twice, and the second is rotated 90 degrees. Either file can be imported correctly separately, the problem only occurs when there are two files in External Data. I suppose I could use two external data items, but I have convection to bring in as well and apply it to 45 cooling channels. 45 external datas would be a bit messy. Anybody seen this before?

Rick Fischer
Principal Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory

RE: WB: External Data with two input files

Can you share a sample of the file(s).

RE: WB: External Data with two input files

I got it working. I was doing it wrong. I had an external data file with two flux mappings. In WB, I inserted one heat flux and tried to apply both mappings That only works if each mapping is at a different time step. Instead, you need to insert two heat fluxes, and tell it which mapping to use in the magnitude column of the data view.

Rick Fischer
Principal Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory

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