Export ADAFs


The export of data is the final step in an analysis workflow. The analysis is performed and the result must to be exported to an additional data format for presentation or visualisation. Or, Sympathy for Data has been used for data management, where data from different source has been gathered and merged into a joint structure that can be exported to different data format.

There exists export from the following internal data types:

The export nodes can also be used for storing partial results on disk. The stored data can be reimplemented further ahead in the workflow by connecting the outgoing datasources to an import node.

The export nodes are all based on the use of plugins, the same structure as the import nodes. Each supported data format has its own plugin, and may also have a specific GUI settings.

Export of ADAFs to the following file formats are supported:
  • SyData
  • MDF

For export of ADAF to file there exist a number of strategies that can be used to extract filenames from information stored in the ADAFs. If no strategy is selected one has to declare the base of the filename.

The following strategies exist:
  • Source identifier as name
    Use the source identifier in the ADAFs as filenames.
  • Column with name
    Specify a column in the metadata container where the first element is the filename.
Opposite nodes:ADAFs
Ref. nodes:Export Tables
Input ports:


Input ADAFs



External filenames

Output ports:


Datasources of exported files

Exporter (active_exporter)
Select data format exporter. Each data format has its own exporter with its own special configuration, see exporter information. The selection of exporter do also suggest filename extension.
Output directory (directory)
Select the directory where to export the files.
Filename (filename)
Filename without extension.
class node_export_adafs.ExportADAFs[source]