Using Relative Path for SENTINEL Maps – SENTINEL Example

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Article #: 9932

Summary

This Example Article provides an example of how to use relative path nomenclature in SENTINEL for building complex XML-based Maps. Using a relative path for SENTINEL significantly cuts down on setup/configuration time.

Example

If you are familiar with Windows folder structure or DOS command, you will recognize that “.. is the shortcut for previous level (higher) of folder structure.

Example (DOS-Command):

Your current position is in C:\Users\Me\document\Level1\Level2\Level3.

If you wish to move to Level2, you have two options: type in CD C:\Users\Me\document\Level1\Level2 or CD ...

As you can see, using .. is much shorter.

So if you are in Level3 and want to get to C:\Users\Me, you can enter CD ..\..\..\.. to get there.

Same concept applies to the map file except it uses “/” instead of “\”.

From the highlighted area in the picture below, you will notice that we made extensive use of ../

SENTINEL map showing extensive use of relative path symbols

Additional comments

Tested Using: SENTINEL v2018

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