Time Formats

OpenFormat Zero supports different Time formats to get the best support for your specific device. The following Time Modes are available and will be set automatically through your Time Settings:


Receive Date $R$

This is the Default Time Format which will be used if you send %R% or nothing.

The date value for the data package will be the receive time of the raw data. This mode is well suited for Serial and Network connections.

Importing a file with this Time Mode is possible but will result in strange views. The data import is very fast in LogView and the time span for the data will be very slow. If possible use Increment or Time Given for File Import.


Increment $I$;1000

Use this Time Mode if you have fixed time intervals - like a charger which sends every second a value.

But keep in mind that there is no synchronisation between the the received raw data time and the calculated incremented time.

Check if you can't use the Receive Date Format instead.

This Mode will start at 01.01.0000 00:00:00 because no Start Time is given.


Increment Start Time $I$;1000;28042013_120005123

This increment Mode is the same as the previous mode.

The difference is the given Start Time.

28042013_120005123 = 28. April 2013 12:00:05 123ms


Time Given $T$;1;yyMMdd

This Time Mode gets the Time for LogView from the Device data.

All data packages from your device must contain a Date / Time value. The position is given at the first parameter.

The second parameter indicated the DateTime Format. Use the following link for more details on this topic:


Also see the File Import Sample how to use this feature.


Usage Examples

Receive Date can always be used if you receive data from a Serial or Network device.

Time Given can be used if your data contains any Date Time information regardless of the used Source.

Increment can be used in situations where you import data from a file and no Date Time value is given.

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