If you’ve already installed Simple Data Logger, it should update to version 0.4.7 automatically. Otherwise, click here to install it. Simple Data Logger is currently free to use for testing purposes, paid licenses will be available soon.
Trial extended until May 31st.
License tab user interface added.
Simple Data Logger just became significantly more powerful (and useful): You can now modify the regular expression used to match and capture data.
This is best explained with an example. Let’s say your scale sends the following data every time you press the print button:
Balance ID: 8336507294
Balance Type: STX421
Balance Name: Scout
Sample Name: OBJECT 1
Gross: 123.4 g G
Net: 123.4 g N
Tare: 0.0 g T
However, you actually only want to record the net weight. This can now be achieved in SDL by clicking on the customize button in the device tab:
Adding “Net:\s*” ahead of the original regular expression ensures that only lines where these characters appear before the weight are matched. SDL then uses a capturing group (subexpression) to capture the numeric value (weight).
SDL always captures the data matched by the first subexpression. You must therefore include a subexpression (in parentheses) in your regular expression.
For further information, please read this blog post describing the same functionality of our 232key software.
We’ve also made the links in SDL clickable and made sure that user settings are automatically transferred after updating.
Finally, we’ve relaunched our website, making it significantly more interactive (try it out and leave a comment below). We’ve also moved it from simpledatalogger.com to smartlux.com/sdl.
Trial version expiry date now shown in “About” tab.
Code reorganization (code shared with other future applications moved to DLL).
Improved support for high DPI monitors.
Bug fixed: Date and time format settings defined in Windows have an effect on SDL.
Timeout available as an alternative (or in addition to) using a terminator to find the end of a line of data.
Bug fixed: IP address is marked as invalid when left empty, even when using COM port.
New Kern DE (parcel scale) device profile.