Advanced OPC Data Logger

Trust In Confidence!

For Windows 2000 - Windows 10 (2019) (incl. Server, x86 and x64). Latest version: 3.6.8 build 710. .

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.


  • 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.


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

Related articles:

OPC and DCOM Configuration on Windows 2008 and Windows 7

OPC and DCOM Configuration on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8