The 'File=...' capability for text files has been enhanced to allow you to extract a column of data from a multi-column CSV file (like you might get from an Excel spreadsheet or the OpenDSS Export command). The complete syntax is:

...mult=[File=myMultiColumnFile.CSV, Column=n, Header=Yes/No]

Enter n for the column number you want. The default is always set to 1 for each array.

Specifying Header=Yes causes the first record in the CSV file to be skipped. This allows for a single line of non-numeric data in the first line, as is common in OpenDSS Export files. Default is “Header=No”.


New Loadshape.Ramp2 npts=4000 sInterval=1

~ mult= (file=MultiChannelTest.csv, column=3, header=yes)