The Best Way to Edit Input Locations in Edlog Programs

by Janet Albers | Updated: 06/08/2016 | Comments: 0

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Input Location Editor screenshot with older datalogger

If you have one of our retired data loggers that uses the Edlog programming language, do you know the best way to change an Input Location name? It’s possible that you may want to use a different name or insert a name where one is missing in one of your .csi program files. For example, if you followed the instructions in the “Making Sense of an Edlog Program File for Your Retired Data Logger” blog article, you may have ended up with gaps in your program like this:


;{CR10X}
*Table 1 Program
	01: 1.0000    Execution Interval (seconds)

1:  Batt Voltage (P10)
	1: 1		Loc [ _________ ]

2:  If time is (P92)
	1: 0		Minutes (Seconds --) into a
	2: 1440		Interval (same units as above)
	3: 30		Then Do

3:  Signature (P19)
	1: 2        	Loc [ _________ ]

4:  End (P95)

5:  Temp (107) (P11)
	1: 1		Reps
	2: 1		SE Channel
	3: 1		Excite all reps w/E1
	4: 3		Loc [ _________ ]
	5: 1		Multiplier
	6: 0		Offset

6:  Thermocouple Temp (DIFF) (P14)
	1: 1		Reps
	2: 21		2.5 mV 60 Hz Rejection Range
	3: 2		DIFF Channel
	4: 1		Type T (Copper-Constantan)
	5: 3		Ref Temp (Deg. C) Loc [ _________ ]
	6: 4		Loc [ _________ ]
	7: 1		Multiplier
	8: 0		Offset

To learn the best way to update your Input Location names, watch the short Edlog Input Location Editor video below for step-by-step instructions. In the video, you’ll learn why manually changing or inserting an Input Location name can create problems in your Edlog programs and why using the Input Location Editor is a better alternative. As a bonus, you’ll also learn how using comments in your program can make your program easier to read now and in the future.

For optimal viewing, click the full-screen button on the right of the video controls.

If you have any questions, or if there are other Edlog topics you'd like to see covered in a blog article, post your comments below.


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janet albers Janet Albers holds the title of Technical Communications Manager; the sign above her office door says, "Coach." She'll share tips, simplify concepts, and guide you to a successful project. She's been at Campbell Scientific, Inc. longer than the CR1000, but not quite as long as the CR10X. After work hours, Janet enjoys the outdoors with her boys and dogs.

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