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Save Table


The Save Table command provides the ability to save any EES table (Parametric, Lookup, Arrays or Integral) to a file on disk.  After selecting this menu command, a dialog will appear that allows selection of the type of table and the specific table within that type to be selected.



Click the Save button and the Windows file save dialog will appear in which you provide the location and file name.  There are 7 possible file formats with possible filename extensions of  *.TXT, *.CSV, .DAT, *.LKT, .LKT64 (for the 64-bit version) and .XLS 




There are three options for the .TXT filename extension:  Data only, Column names+data, and EES Lookup File Format.


The Data only (.TXT) format saves the data in the file having a .TXT filename extension with tabs between each value and a carriage return at the end of a row of data.  Most spreadsheet programs can read data in this format.  


The Column names+data (*.TXT) format is similar to the Data only format except that the name and unit information of each column in the table will also be written to the file. 


The EES Lookup File (*.TXT) format writes the .txt file in a Lookup table format that allows the column names and units, format information and the data to be read into an EES Lookup table using the Open Lookup Table command.  


The .CSV format saves only the data (no column names or formatting information) as a comma-delimited ASCII file. (Note semicolons are used for European format.)  The  .CSV format is convenient when you wish to export the data to another application, such as a spreadsheet.  


The .DAT format saves only the data (no column names or formatting information) as a tab-delimited ASCII file.  This format can also be used in other applications. 


The binary format (.LKT for 32-bit versions and .LKT64 for the 64-bit version) saves the data in the table in the EES binary Lookup Table format.  All information in the file including the column heading, units, and display format are saved. The file can then be read into another EES program with the Open Lookup Table command but it is not readable by external programs.  This is the native format for EES table data and the fastest to read and write.  However, only EES can read these data.  The .LKT64 file type can only be read by the 64-bit version of EES.  


The .XLS file format will save the table in a format that can be read directly by Microsoft Excel.


Data stored in a Lookup File on disk can be directly accessed with Interpolate, Differentiate,   LOOKUP, LOOKUPCOL and LOOKUPROW functions.


Note that the data in all tables are automatically saved with other problem information when the Save or Save As commands are issued.  It is not necessary to save tables unless you wish to share them with other applications or other EES programs.  Note that data can also be moved from any EES table to another table or another application with the Copy and Paste commands.