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AWS Client User Guide

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You can specify a schedule and allow AWS Client to download the log files automatically.

Before you change the application to the auto-download mode, define a schedule, which stations to connect to and when, which log files to download, and where to store them.

For auto download to succeed, AWS Client must either have no open connection with any QML data logger at the time of polling or, if there is an open connection, it must be only with the logger specified in the Auto Download Settings window.

If there is an open connection with another logger, the connection is not closed and the auto download does not succeed.

To enable the automatic download, AWS Client must run continuously. If you use a serial line connection, the COM port must be free and assigned to AWS Client.

  1. In AWS Client, select Settings > Auto Download.
  2. In Auto Download, set the following:
    Address book entry
    Select the QML data logger from which log files are to be downloaded.
    Polling frequency
    Select the download frequency for the log files.
    Download Logs from
    Select the period of time from which log files are to be downloaded.
    From Memory

    Select the storage medium on the QML data logger from which AWS Client downloads the log files.

    • To download the log files from the internal memory of the QML data logger, select Internal.
    • To download the log files from the external memory card inserted in the logger, select External.
    • To download the log files from the specified directory on the external memory card, type the path in the /Ext/ field.
    Poll day / Poll time

    Depending on the polling frequency you selected, select the poll day and the day of the week or the day of the month when to download the log files, or select poll time and the time of the day when to download the log files.

    The time format is determined by the Locale parameter in the Options window.
    Load all log groups
    Select to download all log groups from the period of time defined in Download Logs from.
    Download groups
    Select the log groups, and use the arrows to include or exclude them from the download.
  3. In Log File, set the following:
    Storage directory
    Select Browse and specify the folder for storing the downloaded log files.
    Convert to CSV
    Select to convert the downloaded log files to CSV format. When selected, the following options become available:
    • Merge log files of the same group: Merges log files from different dates belonging to the same log group.
    • Delete local files after conversion: Deletes the downloaded binary log files after they have been converted to CSV format.
    • Separate date and time columns: Display the date and time string in the log file in separate columns.
    Delete remote file after download
    Select to delete the log file from the QML data logger after it has been downloaded (to conserve storage space).
    Existing Log File

    Select the action in case there is an existing log file with the same name. The following options are available:

    • Overwrite: Overwrites the existing log file.
    • Skip: Skips the saving of the new file.
    • Stop downloading: Stops downloading the selected log files.
  4. To save the changes, select Save.

AWS Client waits in the idle mode until polling is triggered. When polling, the application automatically opens a service connection to the automatic weather station and downloads the log files as defined by the user.

Auto download is not performed if, at the time of polling, AWS Client is occupied with something else (for example, calibration) that requires commands to be sent to the logger.

When the log files are downloaded, the connection is closed and the application continues to wait in the idle mode until a new prescheduled polling event is triggered.