Introduction & setup
To extend program functionality we implemented plug-ins modules. Module structure lets reduce your program size and purchase costs (you pay only functionality, which you need), to low down program distributive download time, your computer processor load and reduce disk space.
Advanced OPC Data Logger supports few types of modules (fig. 5.1.1 - 5.1.3):
Fig. 5.1.1. Activating plug-ins
Fig. 5.1.2 Activating data export plug-ins
Fig. 5.1.3 Activating events handling plug-ins
You can parse and export data sent and received (fig. 5.1.1). By default, only data received will be parsed.
You can easily install a new module. usually, you should start the installation file and click the "Next" button for few times. The installation wizard will detect a place of your Advanced OPC Data Logger software and place a plug-in module and all distributive files to the "Plugins" folder, which is in the program folder (by default X:\\Program Files\Advanced OPC Data Logger\Plugins).
After program restart a module will be loaded and initialized. If module is supported with our software, its short description you will see in modules list (Fig. 5.1.1-5.1.3). Most modules require additional settings. If you want to configure the plug-in module, simply click the "Setup" button near it. If you selected the module and the "Setup" button is not active, then module doesn't have additional settings and can work without additional settings. Please, read users manual of a corresponding plug-in for additional information.