Data Logging Simplified

Write data from a measurement instrument (scale, balance, etc.) or bar code reader to a file.

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Scale and balance manufacturers

Made for scales and balances

Simple Data Logger comes with predefined profiles for many scales and balances.
Currently available: A&D Instruments and Ohaus (as well as generic profiles). More coming soon!

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Log data reliably

Try an early version of Simple Data Logger (SDL) now. Purchase options will be available soon.
Scale connected to PC


Connect your device to your PC. SDL supports RS232, USB (virtual COM port), Bluetooth SPP and Ethernet (raw TCP) connections.

Data logging with Simple Data Logger


SDL writes the data sent by the connected device to a CSV file. If required, it adds the date and time to each line.

File opened in Google Docs Sheet


Easily open the file in Excel or other spreadsheet applications like OpenOffice Calc or Google Sheets for further processing and visualization.

Simple Data Logger is still under development!

This early version may contain significant bugs. Some features have not been implemented yet. We recommend using SDL for testing purposes only!
Please visit our blog for further information or to report bugs.

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How to use

Click on the buttons below to display instructions or consult our documentation.
Start tab in Simple Data Logger

Start tab

Press the start button to connect to your device and start logging to the chosen file. Received data and (error) message will show up in the event log (which is automatically cleared after 1000 entries).

Press stop to end data logging.

Device tab in Simple Data Logger

Device tab

Choose your device and press the button below to set default parameters for device. If your device is not yet listed, choose "generic measuring instrument" (for numeric values) or "generic text device" (for alphanumeric data) and set the interface parameters manually.

Next, select either the COM radio button and choose the COM port your device is connected to or select TCP/IP and enter it's IP address and port number.

The terminator is the last character in each line of data sent by your device (a.k.a. delimiter). Please enter the decimal ASCII code (e.g. "10" for line feed). Future versions of SDL will also support using a timeout as an alternative to using a terminator.

File tab in Simple Data Logger

File tab

Choose a file to which you want to log data. If it does not exist yet, SDL will create if for you. If it already exists, data will be appended. Using the CSV file extension is recommended.

Select or enter a date and time format or choose "None" from the list if you do not want to record the date or time. Select a decimal separator (for numeric values) and value separator (character used to separate values from each other).

Generally, if you want your numbers to have a a dot as decimal separator, you should use "Comma" as the value separator (e.g. in the US). If you use a comma as the decimal separator, select "Semicolon" as the value separator (e.g in Germany).

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