Configuring a network of dataloggers for communication and data collection in LoggerNet's Setup window can seem like an arduous and tedious task, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s true that you need to complete this task before you can use LoggerNet to connect to a datalogger, send a program, set the clock, or collect data. However, there is a way to save yourself a lot of time, especially if the settings required for your system (such as data file location or scheduled data collection interval) are not the same as LoggerNet's default values.
We've tried to make this task a little easier In LoggerNet (version 4.2 and newer) by providing a way to change LoggerNet's default values:
Note: After you've made and applied changes, each new datalogger added to the Setup window will use the new default values.
In the LoggerNet Server Settings dialog box, you can also copy one or more of these defaults to an existing station:
Tip: Keep in mind that not all settings apply to all dataloggers. For instance, Final Storage settings are relevant to mixed-array dataloggers (for example, the CR10X, CR23X), but not to table-based dataloggers (such as the CR1000, CR3000).
After you click the OK button in the Copy Device Settings dialog box, take note of the message box that is displayed:
As the message indicates, the settings are copied to the selected devices. However, to apply those changes you need to return to the Setup screen and click the Apply button:
If you have questions about any setting, position your cursor within the field for the setting and press the F1 button on your keyboard. This will open the help information for the selected setting.
I hope you have found this tip on changing LoggerNet's default settings useful. Do you have another time-consuming task that we might be able to help with? Leave a comment below and tell us about it!