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Preferences

Use the User Preferences panel to set default options for displaying data, email and messaging notifications, and buffer size. If multiple languages are supported, a flag icon is displayed to the left of the User Preferences tab. Tap the flag icon and select the preferred language from the drop-down list to override the browser language setting.

User Preferences tab

User Preferences tab

User Preferences Tab
Dashboard Preferences Sets the default Dashboard plot parameters (can be overridden by the plot configuration gear on the Dashboard) and the refresh rates for data and alarms.
  • Display FFT Plot: Enable to display the FFT plot on the Dashboard. When enabled, the X-Axis-Length field is hidden.
  • X-Axis Default Length: The length in samples of the X-axis. The default length is 50 samples1000 samples. The maximum is 32,768 samples. This option is not shown when the Display FFT Plot checkbox is enabled.
  • X-Axis Default Unit: The unit used to display data on the X-axis. Select from Samples (default), Relative Time, or Absolute Time.
  • Y-Axis Default Scaling: Enable the Autoscale checkbox to automatically scale Y-axis data, or enter upper and lower range values.
  • Data Refresh Interval: The time in mS at which channel data is updated. Channel data is updated every 250 mS by default.
  • Alarm Refresh Interval: The time in mS at which alarm data is updated. Alarm data is updated every 1,000 mS by default.
  • Reduce Scalar/Alarm Size: Reduces the size of Scalar and Alarm displays on the dashboard. This option is unchecked by default.
Alarm Preferences Sets the default address used to receive email and SMS messaging notifications.
  • Default Email To: The email address used for alarm notifications via email. You can specify any valid email address here. This address will be used as a default address when setting up a new alarm with an email action. The email will send using the email server defined in the Device tab. Users can change the email action email address to a different address with the Alarms tab on the Job Editor.
  • Default SMS To: The phone number used for alarm notifications via SMS text messaging. Users can specify any valid phone number and SMS gateway here (usually in the form 'number@gatewayname.com', but varies). This number and SMS gateway will be used as the default when setting up a new alarm with a text message action. The text message will send using the email server defined in the Device tab. Users can change the text message action SMS number and gateway to a different one with the Alarms tab on the Job Editor.
Data File Preferences Sets the default buffer size used when displaying data from a file. Separate values can be set for computers and mobile devices. When a file containing a data set larger than this value is opened from the Data Files window, a dialog is presented to select a subset of the data from the file.
  • Default Buffer Size: Sets the maximum amount of data that will be selected for the data plot when a WebDAQ data file is opened from the Data Files window using a desktop or laptop computer. The default value for buffer size is 10 MB.
  • Default Mobile Buffer Size: Sets the maximum amount of data that will be selected for the data plot when a WebDAQ data file is opened from the Data Files window using a mobile device. The default value for mobile buffer size is 1 MB.
Device PreferencesPower Button Action*: Sets the default behavior of the WebDAQ when the POWER button on the device rear panel is pushed.
  • Shutdown: Configures the WebDAQ to shut down when the POWER button on the device rear panel is pushed. This is the recommended setting when jumper W1 is installed.
  • Restart: Configures the WebDAQ to restart when the POWER button on the device rear panel is pushed. This is the recommended setting when jumper W1 is removed. When Restart is selected, the Shutdown button is disabled on the Device panel.
* Feature added after Firmware version 1.1.8. Update older devices for the best user experience.
Display Preferences Main Menu Display: Sets the default behavior of the main menu.
  • Mobile Responsive: Sets the minimum display width (px) in which the main menu is shown. The menu is hidden when the display width falls below the specified value. The default width is 800 px. Users can specify a different value in the Mobile Responsive Display Width field.
  • Always Hide: The main menu is always hidden regardless of the display width.

Remove jumper W1 to enable Power-On Mode
Remove jumper W1 to continuously supply power to the WebDAQ whenever the power adapter is plugged in and receiving power. When jumper W1 is removed, the only way to shut down the WebDAQ is to unplug the power adapter. Refer to the Power-On Mode topic for more information.

Restore DefaultsResets all preferences to factory default values. A confirmation dialog displays to accept or cancel this action.

Preference settings
Default settings are applied to all new jobs. Changes made on the Data Logger Dashboard will override default settings.