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The ReadStateModB command reads time series from a StateMod binary output time series file. See the StateModB Input Type Appendix. The identifiers (or aliases) from the time series will be available as choices when editing other commands. If this causes performance issues due to the large number of time series that may be read, limit the time series that are read using the TSID parameter.

Command Editor

The following dialog is used to edit the command and illustrates the syntax of the command for reading Available_Flow output parameter for all locations.


ReadStateModB Command Editor when Matching a TSID Pattern (see also the full-size image)

The following example illustrates how to specify multiple data types (parameters) to read, in order to limit the number of time series that are read.


ReadStateModB-IncludeDataTypes Command Editor when Matching Multiple Data Types (see also the full-size image)

Command Syntax

The command syntax is as follows:


Command Parameters

Parameter                  Description Default                           
The name of the StateMod binary time series file to read, surrounded by double quotes. The path to the file can be absolute or relative to the working directory. Global property values can be inserted using the syntax ${PropertyName}. None – must be specified.
TSID Time series identifier pattern to filter the read. Use periods to indicate separate TSID parts and use * to match patterns within the parts. Can use ${Property} syntax. Read all time series.
InputStart The starting date/time to read data, specified to Day or Month precision based on whether a daily or monthly model run. Read all data.
InputEnd The ending date/time to read data, specified to Day or Month precision based on whether a daily or monthly model run. Read all data.
IncludeDataTypes List of data types to incluce, separated by spaces. This is checked after TSID. Include all.
ExcludeDataTypes List of data types to exclude, separated by spaces. This is checked after IncludeDataTypes. Exclude none.
Version StateMod version number for the binary file using the form NN.NN (padded with leading zero for version 9) corresponding to the file, necessary because the file version number (and consequently parameters) cannot be automatically detected in older versions. Changes in binary file format occurred with version 9.01 and 9.69, mainly to add new data types. The StateMod file version for version 11+ is automatically detected. Detect from the file if possible.
OutputVersion StateMod version that should be used for output, used when reading an old binary file but want to appear as if the file were a newer version. This is used to overcome issues in binary files and allow automated testing to match time series for comparison. See the details in the following table. The parameter value can be:
  • Latest - try to transform the binary file time series into current format
  • Original - use the original binary file format without transformation
Alias The alias to assign to the time series that are read. Use the format choices and other characters to define a unique alias. No alias is assigned.
IfFileNotFound Indicate an action if the input file is not found:
  • Ignore - ignore the missing file and do not warn
  • Warn - generate a warning message
  • Fail - generate a failure message

OutputVersion Parameter Details

The following transformations occur if OutputVersion=Latest is used.

OutputVersion Transformations

Original Content TransformedContent
Duplicate Total_Release parameter in Fortran parameter position 20. Change to River_Release.
Duplicate Total_Supply parameter in Fortran parameter position 21. Change to River_Divert.

Additional transformations may be necessary (or possible) but have not been implemented pending clarification of the technical approach.


See the automated tests.

The following example command file illustrates how to read all Available_Flow time series for identifiers starting with 44 (e.g., to extract all such time series for a water district):


The following example illustrates how to read all time series from a binary file that was created with StateMod version 9.53. As shown in the example, debug can be turned on for the log file to evaluate issues with the file format.



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