Advanced OPC Data Logger

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For Windows 2000 - Windows 10 (2016) (incl. Server, x86 and x64). Latest version: 3.2.2 build 208. .


Adding a timestamp in CSV file or Binary log file

Problem scenario:

I would like to create CSV files or binary log files with the OPC Data Logger. I have made files that contain the data I would like, at an acceptable sample rate, but I can not make a timestamp appear in the CSV file.

Requirements:

  • Advanced OPC Data Logger Professional, Enterprise or a trial version;

It is assumed that:

You've created a configuration (using the "Green Plus" button in the main window and added an OPC group in the opc logger and can receive any data from an selected OPC server.

Solution:

CSV files

You need to change the OPC group settings to export a timestamp (fig. 1). In this case you'll get a timestamp in a first column of a CSV file.

CSV file. OPC group settings. Timestamp.

Fig.1. OPC group settings

Binary log files

You need to activate the "Write date/time stamp" option in the log file settings (fig. 2). The format of the timestamp can be adjusted in the program settings. The timestamp will appear above a row with opc data.

Binary log file settings

Fig.2. Log file settings

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