Upload content using the Create web interface

Paths

Any element within the Create module has an associated path to define its location in our filesystem structure. You can be discover it by looking at the top of the Item Details form:

Element current path

Element current path

Paths work the same way as standard OS folder/file paths, so you can navigate them up/down and inside/out. All paths start with a fixed string that contains the Username: /db/username. This is defined as the root of your path, so you can create the projects you need from here.

Important

Calculations are not allowed to be uploaded in the root path directly. Calculations must be held inside a project.

Creating a project

Projects created in the root path are be called root projects. To create any, you must first clear the current path by clicking the Refresh button (find it on top on the Navigation Frame).

Refresh and reset path button

Refresh and reset path button

With the current path cleared and set it to root path, you can start filling in the project details on the Item Details frame. Project name and description fields are mandatory.

Important

No symbol characters can be used in the project name (as they are not allowed either in directory names inside current OS).

Create project form, check root path on top

Create project form, check root path on top

When you are ready editing, then you must click on Create project button. Navigation Frame will refresh the workspace and your project will appear in the project hierarchy.

To create subprojects inside an existing project, you need to click on that project and replace its name and description in the Item Details frame. Then you click Create project and a new one will be generated inside the selected parent project.

Calculation upload

To upload a calculation into a project you have to first click on that project. Then the Create web interface upper right panel will display a form where you can fill in the calculation name, its description etc.

Calculation upload form

Calculation upload form

Important

The Name field must not contain blank spaces or special characters like \*@[]. otherwise it will be normalized to an underscore symbol.

Then you have to select the specific format for file upload, which vary depending on the calculation type.

Calculation type selection

Calculation type selection

Additional files can be attached; this is the case of the Additional file button. Such special option will display a form from where you can upload multiple files, add images, PDF files, and more.
Here is an example of this kind of form.
Multiple file upload form

Multiple file upload form

Note

If you upload multiple files with the same name, the Create module will rename them using a numeric code, for example if you attach two geometry.txt files, the second one will be renamed as geometry_2.txt.

Now you can click on the Load Calculation button to start uploading your calculation.
A progress bar will appear in the lowest bottom right panel. Bear in mind that conveting and digesting big files can take while.
Upload queue status

Upload queue status

The progress bar will also display errors that migh occur during file upload.
You can click on the warning icon to display a longer explanation about the upload failure (keep it and it send it to us, please).

When all of your calculations are uploaded, you can click the Refresh button on the Simple Navigation tab to refresh its content. Then, you can navigate throughout your newly uploaded data.