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How can I save a grid report when using Surfer Scripter?

This article contains a sample script for gridding a sample data file, creating a Grid Report, and saving the grid report.


To run this script:

  1. Copy the script below, or download the attached BAS file: SaveGridReport.BAS.
  2. In a Windows Explorer window, navigate to C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Surfer 16.
  3. Double click on Scripter.exe to launch Scripter.
  4. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines then press Delete.
  5. If you copied this script, press Ctrl+V to paste it into Scripter. If you downloaded it, click File | Open, select the BAS file from your downloads directory, and click Open.
  6. Change the values in the User-defined variables section as desired.
  7. Click Script | Run to run the script.
     

'====================================================
'SaveGridReport.BAS
'This script demonstrates:
'	Grid a sample data file
'	Create a Grid Report
'	Save the grid report
'====================================================
Sub Main

'Initializes Surfer
	Dim Surf, Plot As Object
	Set Surf = CreateObject("Surfer.Application")
	Surf.Visible = True
	Set Plot = Surf.Documents.Add

'=============================
'User-defined variables
'=============================
	path1 = Surf.Path + "\samples\"
	infile= path1+"demogrid.dat"
'=============================

'Grid the data and include the Grid Report
	Surf.GridData(infile,ShowReport:=True, OutGrid:=path1+"test.grd")

'Save the grid report
	AppActivate "Surfer - GridDataReport"
	Wait 1
	SendKeys "{Menu}+F+S
	Wait 1
	SendKeys "test.rtf + {Enter}"
	Wait 1
	SendKeys "{Menu}+F+C"

'Exit Surfer
	Surf.Quit

End Sub

 

Updated November 6, 2018

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