|GCA Reference - Data Sets Window|
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This window allows you to choose new folders for data sets and data files, and to create new data sets.
At the top of the window is the current folder GCA is searching for data sets. You can use the Browse… button next to it to open a window to browse for a new folder.
Next is the Current Data Set, which is displayed in bold. This shows the data set that GCA is currently using, or planning to use. If you want to create a new data set, click the New… button, give it a name, then move to the next section to select data files to include in the data set.
Below the Current Data Set field is a list of Available Data Sets. This is a list of all the data sets GCA found in the current folder (as shown at the top of the window). You can click on a data set here to make it the Current Data Set.
Below the list of available data sets is the Current Folder for Data Files. This does not have to be the same as the current folder for data sets. You can change this folder by clicking the Browse… button, or by changing folders in the Available Data Files list below.
At the bottom of the window are the sections for Available Data Files and Included Data Files.
Available Data Files is a list of all the files available in the current folder (as shown just above). It also shows any folders available from the current folder, and allows you to back up to the parent folder. If you change folders here, it will be reflected in the current folder above.
Next to the Available Data Files list is the Included Data Files list. This list shows what data files are actually included in the Current Data Set. You can change what order they are loaded in by selecting files and using the arrow buttons immediately to the right. Files at the top of the list are loaded first, and files at the bottom of the list are loaded last. Note that files loaded later will replace duplicate items, so normally you’d want to load newer files later.
Below the Included Data Files list are the Add and Remove buttons. You can use the Add button to add data files selected in the Available Data Files list to the Included Data Files list. You can use the Remove button to remove selected files from the Included Data Files list.