DPC Bulk Entry is a facility to import data that may have been collected from some other source into the DPC database for charting and analysis. Using Thedra's DPC Plan Module the plan is defined identifying the characteristics and specifications as normally done using this module of Thedra's software. Next the Data file containing the collected data is specified. This may be any standard format such a CSV file typically available from many systems. A driver is then specified that is used to interrogate the data from the data file which will parse it into the database for the characteristics identified in the plan. Running the Bulk extract command will then perform the operations and insert that data into the database. The data can then be charted using Thedra's standard DPC Chart module.