You can view and analyze the data from a device or code in a variety of ways.
The following image highlights the parts of the editor you use to capture and store data.
- Data source—Displays data generated by a device or code. Any time you see data on the panel or diagram, you can capture the data and save it to use later.
- Capture panel data button—Captures the data displayed on each data source on the panel or diagram. The Capture panel data button saves each data source as a data item in the Captured data tab. To capture data from a single data source, right-click the data source and select Capture.
- Captured data tab—Contains all the data you captured from data sources in this project.
- Data item—A piece of data that originated from a single data source at a single time.
You can use data items in the following ways:
View saved data—Double-click the data item to view it in the workspace.
Copy saved data onto the panel or diagram—Drag a data item from the Captured data tab onto the panel or diagram.
Copy saved data into a specific control—Drag a data item from the Captured data tab onto a control or indicator that can display the same data type.
Export saved data—Select a data item and export to a CSV or TDMS file from the Captured data tab to view data using other applications or to send data to other users.