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Using Excel with data acquisition products.

Stand-Alone Date/Time Stamps in Microsoft Excel

A critical component of data acquisition, date/time stamps allow you to determine the status of your device under test at a particular instant in time. How that date/time stamp is displayed, and the precision (to the nearest tenth or hundredth of a second) can be quite subjective. Some like to see the date first (mm/dd/yyyy), Read More

WinDaq/XL Real-time Bridging Software

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq > Add-ons WinDaq/XL is real-time bridging software that allows users to stream data from WinDaq data acquisition software or the WinDaq Waveform Browser, into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Once there, users can take full advantage of Excels exceptional ability to perform calculations and chart data. Since it’s initial release Read More

Save a Segment of Data as a Second, Smaller File

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq   The WinDaq Waveform Browser allows you to select a segment of data, and save it as a second, smaller file. Suppose you have a very large data file, recorded over several days, or even weeks. Now suppose that that file contains a significant event that transpired in a matter of Read More

Data Acquisition in Microsoft Excel—How to Import Recorded Data

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq > WinDaq/XL In our experience, Microsoft Excel is the most popular application for waveform analysis. Our customers ask about porting waveform data to Excel more so than all other applications combined. In response, DATAQ Instruments’ developed WinDaq/XL to allow users of WinDaq software (both recording and playback software) to Read More

Getting Started with WinDaq/XL

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq > WinDaq/XL Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely recognized and understood spreadsheet applications in the world. WinDaq/XL is an add-in for use with Microsoft Excel. WinDaq/XL allows users of WinDaq data acquisition software to import acquired data, in real time, directly into Microsoft Excel. Once imported, the Read More

Clutch Testing with Data Acquisition Products

Data Acquisition > Mixed Measurements Our customer, a manufacturer of clutches used in a variety of small and large vehicle applications, wanted to replace his aging test instrumentation. Consisting of a 20-year old Gould Mark 200 chart recorder and associated amplifiers, the old equipment was breaking down frequently, difficult to repair, and expensive to maintain Read More

ActiveX Controls for Data Acquisition Applications

Data Acquisition > Software > Active X This tutorial will show you how to use the activeX controls named XControls in Excel with WinDaq/XL. WinDaq/XL is DATAQ’s software add-on to WinDaq/Lite, /Pro, and /Pro+ that allows data acquired by these packages to be ported to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Let’s say you need to measure Read More

How to Store Data using WINDAQ MySQL

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq/SQL A MySQL database can store 30,000 times more data than a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Used in combination with WinDaq/Lite, Pro or Pro+, WinDaq/MySQL is a convenient solution for those needing to store and easily retrieve large quantities of data. The WinDaq/MySQL application acts as a bridge, linking WinDaq to Read More

Export-to-Excel Add-on Beta for WinDaq Waveform Browsers

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Ask customers what they want to do with acquired data, and the vast majority answer, “Take it to Excel.” Although our WinDaq Playback software has always supported an Excel-compatible CSV export option, the process was cumbersome and not very flexible. We fixed that. DATAQ Instruments is proud to announce Read More

Recent WinDaq/XL Issues

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq > WinDaq/XL We’ve noticed an uptick in the number of WinDaq/XL issues over the course of the last the last few weeks. After some investigation, it was discovered that an August 14, 2012 security update was causing an “Unspecified Automation Error” when running Microsoft Office VBA code after installing. Read More