This article describes how you can test a new/updated configuration.
When upgrading your software, attending a training, conference, or tackling a particularly tricky problem with your system, we will often ask you to send us your configuration and your database. This article describes how to package up that information.
changing the appearance of the IMW Edit can increase the speed and ease of entering data.
Clients moving from Intersection Magic to the Crash Magic Online will need to export and upload their current Intersection Magic database
Users may wish to move their configuration on to a new computer, but no longer have the original cd that came with Intersection Magic.
This article covers how to create a copy of the Intersection Magic database
Clients with two or more database may find a need to merge databases into a single database for reporting
Location filters can be very useful for High Crash Location. This article describes the format of the location filters.
New configurations can be posted on our web site for users to access immediately. This article was created to show users how to install a configuration to their local computers.
After opening Intersection Magic users may find that the database selected during their previous use of the program is no longer selected, and the new diagram button is grayed out.
Some fields (controls) in the IMW data Entry program are not needed in some installations. Rather than have to tab through these fields, it would be nice to make them invisible (disabled).
Configuration files are generally prepared by Pd' Programming. They may also be created by end-user clients, resellers or consulting companies. This article addresses the responsibility, ownership and maintenance of the configuration in various situations.
Operating system, hardware, software and networking requirements of the program.
To claify the behavior for Intersection Magic during Import.
We would like users to be able to take advantage of a new way to backup and copy their configurations.
When Intersection Magic updates are sent to users, the 'custom configuration' that was sent for the first install is not included with the update cd or diskettes. The result is that, for a network install, no data directory (containing imwuser.exe) is created, and thus the 'client' side of the install can not take place. For a local install, only the demo/tutorial is installed, there is not IMW icon or DATA directory.
Some users have created or modified their own configurations, and now have concerns or problems with them.
This describes how to use the new Pd Data Extractor.
How to resolve issues with registering Intersection Magic and Map Magic.
TRASER is a program written many years ago at Texas A&M. This article describes the process for using TRASER and Intersection Magic together.
This article contains links to knowledge base articles that provide information about preparing a configuration.
Intersection Magic has many capabilities, and depending on your use of the program, you may choose to include a variety of fields for analysis. Engineers, police, planners all have different needs. In addition, Intersection Magic requires a number of fields regardless of your specific analysis needs.
How to install Intersection Magic onto a new system while still including existing data and config files. This article only applies to IMW v5.511.
We have created a new SWITRS configuration that may be downloaded from our site for free to all current subscribers to Intersection Magic.
CA CHP introduced a new structure for SWITRS data beginning with data send after June 2002 (although most of this new format didn't ship until 2003) Pd' Programming made available a new configuration to read this data free-of-charge to all current subscribers to our Intersection Magic software. On February 13, 2003 we identified a minor problem with the new configuration. The caseID format in this new CHP data structure is variable - it is different after 1/1/2000. This article describes how to correct your configuration and database if you downloaded the new configuration prior to 2/18/2003 and imported 2002 data using it.
Intersection Magic is 'configured' for a particular format of ASCII data. When you first purchased IMW, we probably prepared a custom configuration. This custom configuration defines, among other things, the order of the fields in the ASCII import file; the meanings of any coded fields; the method of parsing, or extracting the data from any given field. Periodically, states re-evaluate the crash report form that they are using. When this is done, they frequently add or remove fields. Occasionally, they add or remove codes for a particular fields. Rarely, and unfortunately, they change the value that a code represents in a particular field. This article describes some things to think about if you find that your data source is different than it was when we prepared your configuration.
On occasion, users have the need to supplement records in their database without removing data already stored for those records. An example would be if you have a data source that provides you all the crash data you need except for direction from intersection. You have another source that can provide direction from intersection and uses the same caseid number that the first data source uses. This is a use for Supplemental importing.
The data in Intersection Magic is usually obtained from local city, county or state sources. In most cases, it is possible to query these sources to list the same data being reported by Intersection Magic. WeÕve found that when this is done, there may be discrepancies between the two systems. There can be several causes for these discrepancies. This document describes how we attempt to identify and resolve these differences when contacted by a concerned user of our software. While we welcome you to contact us, it is our hope that you can take the first steps yourself using the information provided here.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) maintains the crash records that you use as SWITRS data. In January of 1998 they modified the format which had been used for many years. The format was changed to add the century to any dates in the data file. This makes the data y2k compatible. This requires special treatment of SWITRS data by Intersection Magic.
Can't re-index after installing latest version of IMW. Warning (see summary) indicated.
Since the earliest version of Intersection Magic, the install program has looked for a file called cityid.txt to identify configurations to include in the install process. This file always needs to be included in the data directory of the install diskette, and on the hard disk. Beginning with version 6.002, this cityid.txt file is also used by the Intersection Magic program to identify that it is running in a valid directory, and to describe the configuration. This article describes how to create such a file.
After upgrading to v6.002 from an earlier version, the message "Failed to init object tables (TBS/TAB)" appears on the first query request. Further processes do not function.