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Tutorial

The following sections are a quick tutorial on how to use the program. For a more complete reference to each screen and its function please refer to the Reference section.

If you are new to Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000 you should spend some time familiarizing yourself with using Windows. Read the "Introducing Microsoft Windows Guide", or choose Help from the Start menu, then choose the Windows Tour.

In This Section

Installing OmniLog

Starting OmniLog

Connecting to a Logger

Viewing the current status of a Datalogger

Starting a Datalogger

Downloading data from a datalogger

Opening a Log file

Saving a Log File

What is a Dataset

Viewing data in Values Statistics or Graph mode

Displaying Realtime Data from a connected logger

Exporting Datasets

Joining Datasets to create a Derived Dataset

Selecting and Calibrating Datalogger Channels

Using the Omnilog Task Wizard

Installing OmniLog

How do I install the Omnilog Software

Starting OmniLog

After you have run Setup, you will see a new program folder in the Programs menu called OmniLog (unless you changed it to something different during the Setup program).

To Start OmniLog

Connecting to a Logger

To connect the logger to your computer you will require a download cable. Different download cables are required for different families of loggers. There are five types of download cable:

Connect the Download cable to the logger

Select a spare Comm Port and connect the download cable to the computer

Run the OmniLog Software and setup the Comm Port

Viewing the current status of a Datalogger

How do I view the curent status of a connected Datalogger

Starting a Datalogger

How do I start a Datalogger

Downloading data from a datalogger

How do I download data from the Datalogger

There are two ways to download data:

  1. Quick Download of all data using the New function
  2. Normal Download

Opening a Log file

How do I open a Log File

Saving a Log File

How do I save a data to a LOG File ?

There are two methods of saving Log Files

  1. The New function downloads all data from a datalogger and saves the downloaded data to a LOG file
  2. The Save function allows you to save data in a LOG file

What is a Dataset

What is a Dataset

Viewing data in Values Statistics or Graph mode

How do I view newly downloaded or opened data ?

Select the Dataset you wish to view in the Dataset Selector on the Toolbar

Displaying Realtime Data from a connected logger

How can I view readings from the logger in Real Time ?

Exporting Datasets

I want to export my data so that I can use it in another application -how do I do it ?

Joining Datasets to create a Derived Dataset

I have datasets from 4 different loggers that were all logging over the same time period. I want to see all the data displayed on one graph. Can I join datasets to do this ?

Selecting and Calibrating Datalogger Channels

How do I choose which probe or sensor is connected to which channel ?

How do I calibrate a sensor ?