Convert STDF To CSV and Other Formats
STDF Converter is an extremely flexible batch STDF converter. It can read one or more STDF files and generate CSV or JMP JSL data from the files. The output file can contain parametric, bin summary or test summary (pass-fail by test) data from the files. CSV files can be loaded into Excel and almost every other data analysis tool and database, so STDF Converter lets you get your data into whatever tool you are comfortable using.
STDF QuickChange is published as a Windows installer, a Mac OS X installer or a gzipped tar file so that it can easily be installed on Linux servers. In the following instructions, the name of the downloaded file will vary slightly, depending on the actual version to be installed.
- Make sure you have Java 1.7 or newer installed and in your execution path. You can download the Java runtime here.
- On Mac OS X or Windows, download and run the STDF QuickChange installer. After you reboot, the STDF QuickChange tools should be in your path.
- On Linux, download the STDF QuickChange gzipped tar file. Then, run gunzip and tar -xf on the downloaded file. For ease of use, we recommend adding the directory into which you untarred the files to your path.
- Once you have installed the files, you can either build complete calls yourself using the commands described below for maximum flexibility or use the provided examples. For command line transformation of STDF files into other formats, the provided examples are converter.bash and converter.bat, depending on whether you are on Linux/Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows. The exact location of the files will depend on what you chose during the installation process, but the default location on Windows is AppData\Roaming\Spry Software\STDF QuickChange under your home directory.
Often you can use the supplied data conversion script like this:
converter.bash /tmp/input/test.stdf /tmp/output.csv
This example reads in test.stdf and outputs its parametric data in a csv format.
Complete usage looks like this, with the semicolon(;) characters replaced with colons(:) on Linux and Mac OS X:
java -cp "stdfConverter.jar";"guava-16.0.jar";"commons-cli-1.2.jar";"sqlitejdbc-v056.jar" spry.stdf.converter.StdfConverter -parametric -csv -output outfile.csv infile.stdf
-cp "stdfConverter.jar";"guava-16.0.jar";"commons-cli-1.2.jar";"sqlitejdbc-v056.jar"indicates dependencies of the tool. All of these files are included in the install. Replace the ; character with : on Linux or Mac OS X. You should not need to change the rest of this value, unless for some reason you installed different versions of the jar files.
spry.stdf.converter.StdfConverterthis is the name of the executable class inside QuickChange Utilities. You should not need to change this value.
-parametricindicates that the converter should output parametric data to a file
-csvindicates that output files should be in comma separated value format
-outputindicates that the next value is the desired name of the output file
infile.stdfinfile.stdf is the name of the input file. Note that more than one input file can be named, separated by spaces at the end of the options.
- Full list of available options:
- -csv output data in CSV format
- -hardbin output hardware bin summary data
- -help to get this information
- -includepf include pass-fail column for each test in parametric results reports
- -inputdir to read input files from given directory, optionally recursively
- -jsl output data in JMP JSL format
- -multi_by_test output data with devices as columns and tests (either PTR or MPR) as rows, essentially reversing rows and columns from -parametric
- -multi_parametric output data from MPR (multiple parametric result) records
- -output output results to file instead of standard out
- -outputdir output results to files in directory, with name derived from input file name and data type
- -parametric output parametric data. This option is on by default
- -recursive read input files from subdirectories of inputdir
- -softbin output software bin summary data
- -split splits output into a number of files having no more than the given # of columns per file. Put the value ### in the output file name to indicate where the file number should go, if not at the end
- -testsummary output test summary data, including limits
- -timestampoutput indicates that output file names should include a timestamp derived from input data
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