Importing Data into the Installation Year Field

  Product(s): Bentley WaterGEMS, WaterCAD
  Version(s): 08.11.XX.XX
  Environment: N\A
  Area: Layout and Data Input

Problem

When attempting to import a date field in a data source (such as a spreadsheet) into the "Installation Year" field in the properties of elements like pipes, nothing imports or the value shows as zero.

How can I import Installation Date?

Solution

The "Installation Year" field available for elements is a whole number field so it only accepts a whole number value like "1982". If your data source is a date/time field that shows data like "4/3/1982", there are two options:

1) If the data source is in Excel, create a function like YEAR([datacolumn]) to calculate the year, as a new column, then import that into the Installation Year field using Modelbuilder.

2) Use the User Data Extensions tool to create a new field for your pipes, with the format set to Date/Time, then import the installation date into that field with Modelbuilder.

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