Galactic spc-files time stamp incorrectly imported (Q840)

The information in this article applies to: 
SIMCA 13
SIMCA 14
Summary: 

The time stamp for each spectra in Galactic spc-files is incorrectly imported in SIMCA 14. In some cases, the time stamp is imported as 00:00:00.

Workaround: 

Import the file in SIMCA 13 and then open the project in SIMCA 14.

Status: 

In SIMCA 14 the z-column was incorrectly read when it's unit was not seconds. That has been fixed in 14.1 but with a side effect: if the z-column is flagged as unit 'arbitrary' in the file, it is no longer perceived as date/time by SIMCA 14.1. 

More Information: 

When importing Galactic spc-files in SIMCA 13, the start time saved in the spc-file and provided to SIMCA at import does not include seconds. As a result, all time points have an offset identical for all time points. This issue remains unresolved.

Date modified: Aug 17, 2016
Article type: 
Problem