The MDEF file format is a complex binary file format for meter data. The nature of this format raises certain
- The MDEF file format cannot be read by inspection (as with a CSV format); if your organization
is not concerned with metering as a primary business function, it is unlikely to have tools capable
of viewing the contents of these files.
- MDEF files can become corrupted in a number of ways; it is difficult to determine if a given
MDEF is well-formed.
- It is difficult to write ETL code to load MDEF-format files into a database; a simpler format
would be easier to load.
Meterdoc is a simple, web-based tool designed to solve problems that the casual handler of MDEFs may encounter.
Meterdoc provides powerful analysis of, and useful conversions from, the MDEF format.
To discover Meterdoc's capabilities, load our demo data
and see its features for yourself:
- A detailed Explorer View, which shows
a record-by-record breakdown of the contents of the file. This view offers the most detailed look at
the contents of the file, enabling inspection and validation at its lowest (often byte-by-byte)
- A simplified Flat View, which shows
the contents of the file in a one-record-per-row tabular format.
- A Pivot View, which shows the contents
of the file grouped by Interval.
- A Validation View, which shows the
results of a rigorous validation of the MDEF file. Results include:
- Unrecoverable Errors: Violations of the MDEF spec which interfere
with Meterdoc's operation
- Recoverable Errors: Violations of the MDEF spec which do not
interfere with Meterdoc's operation
- Warnings: Possible violations of the MDEF spec, ranked by decreasing
severity from (1) to (4).
We hope that you enjoy using Meterdoc. We welcome all feedback,
especially bug reports and feature requests.