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Workbench 0.18 User Guide
A data set is a group of related files of the same type. A typical data set would be the files that make up a Wireshark or Process Monitor ring buffer. Aside from allowing us to collect files into handy groups, Workbench enables a tool to operate on a data set in the same way as it may operate on a file. In practice this means that you can drag a data set onto the workpad, and then drag and drop a tool onto that set.
Add Data Set
To add a data set to a data type container, right-click on the data type container label and choose Add Data Set.
The new data set is added with a default name of Dataset.
Add Directory Data Set
A directory data set is like a data set but with two important differences:
- Adding a directory data set adds all files in the directory rather than just those selected
- The individual files are never shown in the Object Explorer in the way that the members of a data set are
You may wonder why we would ever want to use a directory data set. There are times when we will never perform detailed analysis on a whole set of files.
A good example is when we have a group of files that make up a ring buffer. In this case, a workflow will probably start by filtering the ring buffer to produce a single trace file with just those packets associated with one PC or server that fall within a narrow time range. The Workbench Filter function can filter a directory data set in this way.
To add a directory file set:
- Right click on a data type container
- Choose Add Directory Data Set
- Browse for the folder (directory) to add
- Click OK
A data set or a directory data set can be renamed in any of three ways:
- Double-click on the set label to produce an editable version
- Click on the set and press F2
- Right-click on the set label and choose Rename from the menu
To save the new name hit the Return button on your keyboard.
A data set or a directory data set can be deleted in two ways:
- Click on the set so it is highlighted and then press the Delete key
- Right click on a set and choose Delete
You can view the properties of a data set or a directory data set in three ways:
- Click on the set so it is highlighted and then press Alt-Enter
- Right-click on the set and choose Properties
- Use View -> Properties Window to display properties, float or dock the window so that the Object Explorer is visible and then click on the set