To simplify integration to other 3rd party test systems, we introduce Wats Standard Text Format.
When you install the WATS Client, a folder named “WatsStandardTextFormat” is created at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Virinco\WATS (Win XP) or C:\ProgramData\Virinco\WATS (Win 7, 8, 10).
If a file using the Wats Standard Text Format is saved to the directory, the WATS Client will automatically read and import the file into WATS.
NOTE: The converter support in the WATS Client is available from version 4.2. Use the latest official release
The format of the Wats Standard Text Format is a tab delimited ASCII file (*.txt). Each line in the file represents an entry containing any number of data fields.
The file consists of three main parts; a Header data part, a Step data part and a Footer data part. The Header data part is further split into two sub parts; a list of predefined headers followed by an optional section of miscellaneous UUT data.
The WATS Client can read one UUT report per file or multiple UUT reports in one file. Use the Data Markers to organize the data.
The WATS API supports two methods for importing data: Active and Import. When operating in Active mode, the result of a step, sequence and test is set automatically using the measure, compare operator and the limit(s). In Import mode, the status (pass/fail) must be set manually.
The Wats Standard Text Format converter use a combination of Active and Import. If status is given in the data; it will be used. If not, limits are used.
Description & Example
Please see the attached PDF for detailed description, and TXT file for example.