Simplify Your LoggerNet Network Setup Using LoggerNet Defaults

by Dana Worley | Updated: 08/19/2015 | Comments: 0

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Configuring a network of data loggers 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 data logger, 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:

  1. In the Setup window's Tools menu, select LoggerNet Server Settings.
  2. On the left side of that window, click the item named LoggerNet Defaults.
  3. The window shown below is displayed. You'll notice that this set of tabbed windows—Schedule, Data Files, Clock, and File Retrieval—looks like the Setup window's options.

LoggerNet Defaults

Note: After you've made and applied changes, each new data logger 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:

  1. Click the Copy Defaults to Existing Stations button.
  2. In the left column, select those settings you wish to copy.
  3. In the right column, select the stations you wish to copy the default settings to.

Copy Device Settings

Tip: Keep in mind that not all settings apply to all data loggers. For instance, Final Storage settings are relevant to mixed-array data loggers (for example, the CR10X, CR23X), but not to table-based data loggers (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:

Setup Screen window

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:

Setup Screen

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!


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About the Author

dana worley As the Software Product Manager at Campbell Scientific, Inc., Dana Worley spends her days managing software issues, providing second-tier customer support, and documenting the instruction set for CRBasic data loggers. Occasionally, she can be found commenting on Campbell Scientific’s user forum. Away from the office, Dana enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and playing Fused Glass Artist in her home studio (which requires many bandages!).

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