PicoLog direct save to file ???

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PicoLog direct save to file ???

Post by Kasper » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:45 pm

Dear forum,

I just bought my first Pico logger (PicoLog 1012) as I need to longterm monitor a large number of environmental sensors. (1 sample/channel per cesond for > one year).

While playing around with the Recorder did I get more and more confused...
Is there really no way of doing the most simple task for any recording system, recording (saving) data...?? A function to record data directly into a file as .csv data to be read by for example Matlab later would be natural...

Any hint, reference to 3rd party SW is highly welcome !!

Best regards

Kasper, Denmark

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Re: PicoLog direct save to file ???

Post by Hitesh » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Hi Kasper,

You can create your own script to call the API functions on the device from within MATLAB using the dll provided in the Software Development Kit. Alternatively you can use the C console or Excel VBA examples within the SDK if you have knowledge of C or VBA.

There is some guidance in the MATLAB section of the forum:


It is also possible to obtain data from PicoLog using Microsoft Dynamic Data Exchange into MS Excel.

I suggest saving a file for each day to ensure you do not lose data in case of a failure.

I hope this helps.

Software Dev. Engineer

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