Category Archives: InfoNet

InfoNet Dashboards

Dashboards allows users to display their data graphically, thus drawing out and displaying it as useful information. Dashboards in InfoNet display simple graphics (called ‘widgets’) like a numerical, a pie chart, graph or simple table. Note that it is SQLs … Continue reading

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A Method (RUBY Scripting) to Import an InfoWorks ICM Model into InfoNet.

Over the years there has been one question from my InfoNet clients that has consistently popped up; “How do I import an InfoWorks ICM Model into InfoNet?”. I must have been asked this a squillion times, and the answer has … Continue reading

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Confused about WHILE, IF

Clients often get confused about WHILE, IF etc. It is quite common for those unfamiliar with SQL often try to use IF/ELSE/WHILE when there is no need and normal SQL commands are more appropriate. The important thing is to understand … Continue reading

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Open Data Export Centre – Exporting the Attachments Array

InfoNet has the ability to attach an unlimited number of attachments to any of its objects, which are managed through the attachments array (see image below). This post explains how to export the attachments array information using the Open Data … Continue reading

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Tip & Tricks. Comments in SQLs

Want to make your code understood to colleagues? Want to ignore certain lines whilst developing an InfoNet SQL? A double Backslash ‘\\’ acts as a comment in InfoNet SQL Comments. In computer programming, a comment is a programmer-readable explanation or … Continue reading

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Using the WRc Stylesheet (*.XSL) to Visualise and Display MSCC CCTV XML File.

Not exactly an InfoNet specific post but for those users working with the UK’s WRc’s MSCC Sewer CCTV Survey Standard this blog may be of use, it explains how to better visualise the data exchange XML file. A typical File … Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks – Importing Images/Attachments Using the Open Data Import Centre, Selecting the Correct Mapping Fields.

A long time ago now, version 10.5 or earlier, objects in InfoNet had the ability to only store a fixed number of images or attachments. As an example the Manhole Surveys object could only store four images and attachments in … Continue reading

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A Spatial SQL – Selecting Objects from another Table based on their Proximity to a Selection

I’ll use the following example to demonstrate how, with a couple of simple SQL Queries, it is possible to select objects from another table based on their proximity to a current selection of objects. In the following distribution network there … Continue reading

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How to Untangle A String… A Method to Convert a String to Float.

In this BLOG post I’ll outline a method of converting a value in a text field into a number. So whilst I have what appears to be a number such as 43 or 43.0 or 43.67 in a text field, … Continue reading

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Why is the ‘GIS Layer Control’ Unavailable?

When you right click on your GeoPlan, you may notice that your GIS Layer Control option is grayed out and unavailable. To fix this problem, first, make sure that your Map Control is not set to ‘None’ (Tools>Options>GeoPlan). You can … Continue reading

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