Archived:Creating a Custom Data Hierarchy with DataFinder Server Edition 2014

Updated Oct 12, 2021

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  • DataFinder Server
  • DataFinder Server 2014

DataFinder Server Edition 2014 offers a new workflow for creating custom data hierarchy. This allows you the flexibility to view the data in a way that makes the most sense to you.

  1. Optimize your custom properties. You need to do this so that you can build your custom hierarchies for your federation or ASAM ODS server

If you are using a DataFinder federation, go to Settings --> Federation….


If you are using an ASAM ODS server, go to Settings --> ASAM ODS.


  1. In the dialog box that appears, select user-defined hierarchy and select Create Model Hierarchy.


  1. To start defining your hierarchy, you need to know whether your properties are saved at the File/Test or Group/Measurement level. Based on that select the appropriate option in the Model hierarchy section. In this example, I will use Group/Measurement properties.


  1. Click on New Level Below


  1. A new dialog box will appear and the drop-down menu will show you a list of all of the available optimized properties.


  1. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete your hierarchy.



  1. To see a preview of how the data will look in client software, click on the Data Preview button.


  1. Expand the data model to explore the data setup.


  1. After reviewing that the data hierarchy is correct click Close and then OK to exit the Create Model Hierarchy dialog box.

  1. Click OK to exit out of the configuration dialog box. Acknowledge that the server will restart.
  1. Use client software, such as DIAdem or LabVIEW DataFinder Toolkit to connect to and view your data hierarchy.