The dataTaker DT80 range of data loggers can be configured to send data to in a few easy steps.


Source configuration

  1. Create a Data Source and select File as the Source Type. Choose Delimited Text from the list and click Next.

  1. Select Upload data to as the transport type. A unique Ftp user account will be automatically generated per Data Source. You can optionally specify a password to be used by the logger for additional security. Select the timezone of the logger’s clock and click Next.

  1. Specify CSV as the File name match. This will match all incoming files for this Source containing ‘CSV’ in the filename. To continue the setup you will need a sample copy of the logger’s output data file(s).


If you do not have a sample available, click the Skip checkbox and click finish on the next screen. A sample will be saved automatically on the initial upload from the data logger and you will need to open the Data Source properties dialog and configure the series to create parameters.

  1. The Parser configuration screen allows the user to describe the structure and format of the data file so it can be correctly interpretted by the system in subsequent uploads. Refer to Text Parser Configuration for full details.

If the file contains a header row, set the Labels row control to the corresponding row number which will assign default labels for parameter creation.

Ensure the data in each column matches the expected column data type and format. Validation errors are shown in red. Any columns not required for collection can optionally be Disabled.

You will need to change the default time format for the Record Time column. Click the configure button above the column and change the Format field to use the time format YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss.SSS. Click Apply and Next.


  1. Specify the parameter names (and optionally units) for each series/column defined in the Parser configuration. Uncheck any series you do not want to create as parameters. Click Finish to complete the setup.


You can reconfigure the file name match/sample file, parser configuration and parameter assignment from the Data Source properties dialog after creation.

Device settings

Use the built-in web interface of the dataTaker to configure the logger for communication with Refer to your dataTaker user manual for connection instructions.

Create a new FTP logged data action as part of a schedule.


The following settings should be assigned to the action:

Use the unique FTP user generated during Data Source creation.
Use the password you assigned during Data Source creation (or leave blank for none).
Folder & File
Leave blank
File format
Record type
Data only
Data range
New data only
Select all schedules that should be included in the upload.


Use the Events view with the detail level set to Debug for reviewing communication history and diagnosing configuration issues.

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