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DAQ PlotOverview ► Export

DAQ Plot acquires data, but that is of limited value unless you can get that data to other applications or reports. The process of doing that is called Exporting. There are many ways to export data which are described in this section.

Export Menu Items

The Channel Values output shows the data directly from the data buffer of DAQ Plot while the Curve Values output shows data which is represented by the curves shown on the respective window. As such, you can use the curve settings to clip the Curve Values in time and to output different spectral representations such as linear and DB.

Window Menu Items

Tables respond to copy and paste commands and are a good way to import and export data. To import data you should first make sure that data acquisition is off because otherwise importing will remove a segment of data between the time the table was updated to the time that the internal buffer flushed to the data repository.

File Menu Items

Use the import and export file menu items to import and export data from and to files. This operates via the table interface.

Before importing data make sure to set the Export Preferences Seconds format correctly, either Relative, Absolute or Date. This corresponds to the first column in the channel table and is what queues the interpretation of that column. Also, set the device type in the Main Preferences to None so that DAQ Plot does not attempt to acquire data upon launch.

A good example of these File Menu Items use is to export data to a CSV file for post processing or to import CSV or worksheet data from another application into DAQ Plot so that DAQ Plot serves as a stripchart application instead of a hardware data acquisition program.




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