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Displaying 1 - 19 of 19 articles authored by: Janet Albers

Daylight Saving Time and Your Datalogger

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 10/30/2017 | Comments: 7

daylight saving time and your datalogger

Do you need to do anything to your datalogger or software to compensate for the end of daylight saving time? Read this short article to find out! Residents of many parts of North America, and various areas around the world, continue to observe the practice of... read more

Understanding CRBasic Program Compile Modes: Sequential and Pipeline

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 10/25/2017 | Comments: 0

understanding crbasic program compile modes: sequential and pipeline

Have you ever noticed a message saying that your CRBasic program compiled in PipelineMode or SequentialMode? What does it mean? And, when does it matter? In this article, we’ll look at these two modes. Sequential Mode Let’s start with the more straightforward mode: SequentialMode. The CRBasic Editor... read more

How to Use Datalogger Security Codes

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/28/2017 | Comments: 0

how to use datalogger security codes

Security codes are the oldest method of securing a datalogger. They can effectively prevent innocent tinkering and discourage wannabe hackers—actions that could potentially wreak havoc on the integrity of your data. In this article, I’ll discuss the different security codes and how to use them... read more

How Much Power Does Your Data Acquisition System Need?

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 05/04/2017 | Comments: 0

how much power does your data acquisition system need?

Are you wondering what size battery and solar panel you need to run all of the devices in your data acquisition system? How will you know if your power supply can keep pace with your needs? To get these answers, you will need to estimate the... read more

How to Know when Your Datalogger Memory Is Getting Full

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 09/15/2016 | Comments: 2

how to know when your datalogger memory is getting full

It’s common for our customers to wonder when their datalogger memory is going to be full, what will happen to their data when the memory is full, and what they should do about it. After all, your data is specific to your application and not... read more

The Best Way to Edit Input Locations in Edlog Programs

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/08/2016 | Comments: 0

the best way to edit input locations in edlog programs

If you have one of our retired dataloggers that uses the Edlog programming language, do you know the best way to change an Input Location name? It’s possible that you may want to use a different name or insert a name where one is missing... read more

Helpful Hints for Updating Your Datalogger's OS

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 02/10/2016 | Comments: 0

helpful hints for updating your datalogger's os

Periodically we release new operating systems (OSs) that include new functions and instructions, as well as enhancements or bug fixes for existing functions and instructions. If you are asked to update your OS or need a newly added feature for your application, this article provides... read more

Use Time Intervals for More than Storing Data: Decisions and Control

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 12/30/2015 | Comments: 2

We all know that Campbell Scientific dataloggers are really good at taking measurements and storing data. But did you know that they can also make decisions and control other devices? Often, device control is done based on a time interval. This article briefly illustrates how... read more

How to Rename Field Names for Easier Data Identification

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 11/11/2015 | Comments: 0

how to rename field names for easier data identification

When you view your measurement data in tabular format, such as in View Pro or similar software, are your column headings, or field names, helpful to you? At a glance, do your field names quickly identify the data in the columns? If not, you may... read more

Serving up the RealTime() Instruction with a Side of Alias Declarations

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 10/07/2015 | Comments: 2

serving up the realtime() instruction with a side of alias declarations

CRBasic has a full menu of instructions to help you write or edit your datalogger program. This article offers a main course of scheduling your datalogger actions using the RealTime() instruction with a side dish of making your program easier to read with Alias declarations. The... read more

Making Sense of an Edlog Program File for Your Retired Datalogger

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 09/09/2015 | Comments: 0

making sense of an edlog program file for your retired datalogger

Our retired dataloggers are still in use, and some of them use the Edlog programming language. Do you have an Edlog datalogger with a .dld compiled program file that you don’t know how to read? Does your .dld file have codes that you don’t understand?... read more

5 Things to Know before Discussing Your Datalogger Programming Issue

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 08/26/2015 | Comments: 0

5 things to know before discussing your datalogger programming issue

If you need help programming a Campbell Scientific datalogger, here are some things you can do to have a more productive conversation with a Customer Support and Implementation Engineer. At a minimum you’ll want to know: What datalogger you’re working with—such as a CR6, CR1000, CR200, CR5000,... read more

The Benefits of Using Constants in CRBasic

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 08/05/2015 | Comments: 0

the benefits of using constants in crbasic

Why should you use a Constant declaration in your CRBasic program? What is a Constant anyway? In a previous article ("Going Public with Your Variables in CRBasic"), we talked about the Public and Dim variable declarations. Variables are just that—variable; they change. Constants, on the other hand, don’t change;... read more

4 New Ways to Use Array Notation: Copying or Transposing

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 07/21/2015 | Comments: 0

4 new ways to use array notation: copying or transposing

Copying or transposing has become easier with OS 28 (CR6 OS 1). This new operating system enables you to copy portions of an array to a new location, such as when transposing rows and columns. In this example we start with A(3,2) (3 rows, 2 columns) initialized as... read more

4 New Ways to Use Array Notation: Complex Scaling

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 07/01/2015 | Comments: 0

4 new ways to use array notation: complex scaling

You can perform more complex scaling in an array without needing a For/Next loop. To take advantage of this feature, use OS 28 (CR6 OS 01) or later.   In this example program, a unique set of multipliers and offsets is applied to the column of an... read more

4 New Ways to Use Array Notation: Initializing Multi-Dimensional Arrays

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/10/2015 | Comments: 0

4 new ways to use array notation: initializing multi-dimensional arrays

Initializing variables within an array is more flexible than ever with OS 28 (CR6 OS 1). You can think of a single dimensioned array as numbers in a column. Two dimensions, in comparison, puts numbers in rows and columns. The third dimension is a page. For example:... read more

4 New Ways to Use Array Notation: Simple Scaling

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 05/29/2015 | Comments: 0

4 new ways to use array notation: simple scaling

The newest operating system released by Campbell Scientific for its dataloggers is OS 28 for the CR800, CR1000, and CR3000. (The comparable operating system version for the CR6 datalogger is OS 01.) This powerful datalogger OS has been enhanced so that you can use Array... read more

Going Public with Your Variables in CRBasic

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 05/29/2015 | Comments: 0

going public with your variables in crbasic

When programming your Campbell Scientific datalogger, have you ever wondered whether you should be using a Dim variable declaration or a Public one? What is the difference between them, and when is it best to use each one? Dim and Public variables are temporary holding locations... read more

How to Find and Insert Characters Using a Keyboard Display

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 05/29/2015 | Comments: 0

how to find and insert characters using a keyboard display

A keyboard display, such as the external CR1000KD or on-board display of the CR850 and CR3000, is a powerful tool you can use in the field. A keyboard display enables you to interrogate and program a datalogger independent of other telecommunication links. Most keys on a... read more