Post Logs

Click the Log | Create Log | Post command to create a post log. Post logs are used to display symbol position and text. The symbols can represent sample locations at depth or intervals, and in the case of monitoring wells, the depth to water, contamination, etc. You can use a keyword scheme to define the symbols, or use the default symbol. The log also allows placing text at one of five positions relative to the symbol position.


Data Requirements

Post logs use depth or interval data tables. In the data table, there are two required columns. The required columns are Hole ID and Depth. If you wish to base the symbol properties on a keyword scheme, then a data column is also required. Symbols are plotted at the center of the post log width. Symbols are plotted at the depth recorded in the depth column for each row.


Interval table types can be used. When an interval table type is used, the symbol is plotted at the center point of the interval. For instance, if the interval goes From 1 To 4, the symbol is plotted at 2.5 on the depth axis.


The Hole ID and Depth are required for a post log.

If symbol properties are based on a keyword

scheme, a data column is also required.


Creating a Post Log

To create a post log:

  1. Click the Log | Create Log | Post command.

  2. Click inside the log pane where you want the post log to appear.

  3. In the Open dialog, click on the data file. If the data was already imported, click on the table name in the Use Current Table section. Click Open.

  4. Set the data importing options in the Specify Worksheet Column Definitions dialog, if necessary, and click Next.

  5. Finish the importing of data in the Specify Data Type and Column Positions dialog and click Finish.

  6. The log appears in the borehole window.

If you are in active mode a post log is created using the default properties. If you are in design mode, a post log graphic is displayed as a place holder after step 2.


Editing Post Log Properties

To change the features of a post log, including the data column used to create the log, click on the post log in Object Manager or view window and edit its properties in the Property Manager.


The following tabs are listed in the Property Manager:






Water Level



See Also

Log Items



Classed Post

Log Tab Commands