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JMP Clinical Files Are Identified by Suffixes
Typical analyses in JMP Clinical often generate a large number of output files and data sets. This is especially true when input and output files are contained with the same folder, when a report produces multiple output files, or when the same output folder is used for multiple report. If any or all of these conditions occur, the number of files in a folder can multiply dramatically. How do you identify and distinguish between the different files? More importantly, how do you prevent overwriting existing files with the output of subsequent reports, particularly when all of the files tend to be similarly named?
JMP Clinical adds a unique suffix to each output file generated by a report. Suffixes are specific to each report and are dependent on the type of content contained in the file. These suffixes enable you to identify different output files and to correlate them with specific reports. All of the suffixes used by JMP Clinical are listed alphabetically in the table below. Each suffix is defined both by the report that generates it and by the contents of the file that carries it.
Note: Even with the suffixes, it is still possible to overwrite existing files. You should take care to specify different names for output files when doing multiple runs with the same input files. Alternatively, you can specify different output folders.