Overview:

GROUPS are user-defined groups of model objects, for instance groups of water bodies or groups of boundary inputs. Groups are used a number of places in DSM2, including: tracking of constituents originated from grouped sources, tracking of particles as they reside or move between groups of water bodies and/or boundaries, and assignment of rate coefficients in QUAL to groups of water bodies. In each context, the types of model objects that are allowed in the groups may be slightly different. That validation takes place elsewhere in the object using the group.

Tables:

GROUP

The GROUP table defines the name of a group. It has one column!!! The reason we do this is to provide a top level table for overriding and redefining groups in the layering system.

Field Descriptions

NAME
Name of the group. This is the identifier for the group used in references elsewhere in the input system.

Table Info

Identifier:
NAME
Include Block:
GROUPS

GROUP_MEMBER

The Group Members Table lists members of the parent group. The group members are identified using patterns written using regular expression and a special syntax for ranges of numbers. If this sounds like nonsense -- don't worry. The examples should cover most of the important ways you would want to define group members. Note also that you can use multiple rows to define the group -- the result will be the union of the members from the individual rows.

Field Descriptions

MEMBER_TYPE
The type (channel, etc) of model object.
Identifier/Pattern
A pattern that will be matched against the identifier of the object (channel number, input name, etc). The pattern can be a regular expression or use the special range notation.  Here are some examples:
range:132-176
Matches any number in this range, inclusive
dicu_drn_.*
Dot-star is a wildcard matches any name that starts with dicu_drn)
mtz
Exact name
(183|184|185)
A choice of number identifiers
(mtz|sjr)
A choice of names.
14[2-7]
The regular expression way of doing ranges, which works for a single digit

Table Info

Identifier:
GROUP_NAME,MEMBER_TYPE,PATTERN
Parent Table:
GROUP
Parent Identifier:
GROUP_NAME
Include Block:
GROUPS

Usage Notes: