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How can previously created data in BenchLink II be exported?
Open a previously saved configuration file with data and then export the data as a Text (.txt) file or Comma Separated values (.csv) file.

FAQ 2012-11-05

Why does BenchLink DataLogger 3 generate the "MDAC installation failed" error message?
The MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components) may be corrupted and needs to be repaired.

FAQ 2011-12-20

How do I rack mount two instruments of different depths?
There are three ways to rack instruments of different depths side-by-side; for example, a Keysight 33220A with a Keysight 34401A.

FAQ 2010-10-12

How can I copy Channels to Other Channels in BenchLink 3?
Select the channel(s) to be copied, right-click and select copy, select the channel(s) to be pasted, right click and select paste.

FAQ 2010-09-08

How can I remotely view what modules are installed in the 34970A?
Use the SYSTem:CTYPe? {100|200|300} SCPI command or System.CardType( ) IVI COM object.

FAQ 2010-05-16

What is the temperature coefficient supported by the 34970A for RTD temperature measurements?
The 34970A supports PT100 RTD's with an alpha=0.00385, RTD's with alpha=0.00385, or alpha=0.00391.

FAQ 2010-05-16

I'm only interested in some of the scanned data. Can I automatically reduce the data during export?
Yes. You can also reduce data when graphing. See “Data Reduction” in the Help menu for details.

FAQ 2010-05-05

Can I upload instrument configurations and scanned data from an instrument?
Yes. To upload the instrument configuration and, if available, measured data, click Configuration > New by Upload...

FAQ 2010-05-05

How do I branch from one scan to another?
The Stop the scan and start the scan on action on the “Configure Events” tab, allows you to branch to another scan list on the occurrence of the corresponding event.

FAQ 2010-05-05

Can scanned data be exported? If so, what formats are supported?
Yes. Data can be exported to files in either ASCII or Unicode format.

FAQ 2010-05-05

Is there a pictorial or tabular representation available for my scan lists, events, Action Scripts, and notifications?
Yes.

FAQ 2010-05-05

How do I control instruments using SCPI commands?
You can use Action Scripts and SCPI commands to control any instrument connected to the PC.

FAQ 2010-05-05

Can I set a limit on multiple channels?
Yes. After configuring more than one channel limit on the “Configure Scan Lists” tab, you can configure the On Multiple Channel Limits event on the “Configure Events” tab.

FAQ 2010-05-05

How can I Locate Exported Data on the Hard Disk?
You can control where files are stored using either the automatic or manual methods discussed above.

FAQ 2010-05-05

Can two scan lists be running at the same time?
No. Only one scan list is active at any given time.

FAQ 2010-05-05

What are channel limits?
Limits can be set on multiplexer, totalizer and digital read channels (see the limit types question below).

FAQ 2010-05-05

How do I set channel limits?
On the “Configure Scan Lists” tab, after configuring a channel's measurement function, you can set limits by clicking in the channel's Limit Type column.

FAQ 2010-05-05

What is an Action Script and what can I do with it?
An Action Script contains one or more action steps that perform actions on modules in 34970A/34980A instruments, and other instrumentation connected to the PC.

FAQ 2010-05-05

Can I start a scan and then close Data Logger Pro and continue scanning?
Yes. However, there are some limitations.

FAQ 2010-05-05

How can I move a complete configuration from one PC to another?
You can do this by creating a package, move the package to the new PC then read the package in.

FAQ 2010-05-05

Can I have different channels in different scan lists?
You can have different enabled channels in different scan lists.

FAQ 2010-05-05

How are multiple scan lists graphed?
The starting point for each scan list is indicated by a vertical bar on the graph and the label Started.

FAQ 2010-05-05

How do I start a scan when using multiple scan lists?
Scanning always starts with the Base scan list.

FAQ 2010-05-05

What is the Base scan list?
The default scan list is named Scan List A and is the Base scan list.

FAQ 2010-05-05

I don't have channels wired-up yet. How can I experiment with Data Logger Pro?
You can view getting started “simulations” by clicking Help > Start Simulation Mode and selecting a simulation from the list.

FAQ 2010-05-05

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