Prior to initiating the data logging process, you can test with the current configuration to ensure the desired data is going to the correct location.
We begin by clicking the “Test Run” button at the top of the application.
Then we must confirm the functions that the Data Logger will execute once it begins its test. This is more just a reminder for the user of the potential implications of running the application.
Once we confirm, the test log will begin. It can be stopped at any time.
Once the test is stopped, check your end destination for the file or updated table. In this example, text logging was used.
We can see that Data Logger created the text file and logged all of the data included in the group at the specified poll time. At this point the project is ready to go into runtime for continuous logging.
Data Logger allows you to ensure the connection with your OPC Server is successfully established before moving forward creating your storage formats and specifying location.
Simple Test Logging Feature:
• The Test Run feature lets you verify that the logging and presentation in your database or file is working as planned. Making verification and start up easy and simple.
• This powerful feature allows you to test your configuration without disturbing any Data Logging that may already be in progress.
• This feature is unique to the OPC Data Logger.
Detailed Events Logging for Troubleshooting
The Data Logger Events log lets you Print, Copy or Export the Data Logger events to make trouble shooting easier. There are also features that let you log or not log different types of events.