8.2.3 Mapping Simulator Key Words to Property Aliases

Topic Version1Published09/11/2015
For StandardRESQML v2.0.1

To fully identify the kind of properties, flow simulators usually expect enumerated keywords as property titles, Because RESQML does not constrain anything about the title, it is mandatory--even in a flow simulation context--to always describe a property using a property kind and optional facets.

However, to be kind to a software reader, RESQML also allows a property to define one or more aliases (see ObjectAlias ), which can be used to specify the expected keywords for a particular simulator that is identified as the authority of the alias(es). These aliases can be used as shortcuts to quickly get the kind of a property in a flow simulation context.

NOTE: The alias is only a shortcut; the RESQML property kind and facets construct contains the mandatory information. For example, you cannot use the same alias for a different combination of property kind and facets.

To guide adopters, Energistics is working on mapping key words to property aliases.