This example shows you how to examine the OPC Toolbox event log after a logging task.
Step 1: Configure OPC Toolbox™ Objects
Create the client, connect and create associated objects for a logging task.
da = opcda('localhost','Matrikon.OPC.Simulation.1'); connect(da); grp = addgroup(da,'CallbackTest'); additem(grp,'Triangle Waves.Real8');
Step 2: Configure and Execute a Logging Task
Configure the group to log only 10 records, then start the task and wait for it to complete.
grp.RecordsToAcquire = 10; start(grp) wait(grp)
Step 3: View the Event Log
EventLog property of the client object.
events = da.EventLog
events = 1x2 struct array with fields: Type Data
The execution of the group logging task generated two events:
stop. The value of the
EventLog property is a 1-by-2 array of event structures.
List the events that are recorded in the
EventLog property, by examining the contents of the
ans = 'Start' 'Stop'
Data field to get information about the
stopdata = events(2).Data
stopdata = LocalEventTime: [2012 3 28 2 9 0.8350] GroupName: 'CallbackTest' RecordsAcquired: 10
Calculate the time between the
stop event and the
waitDuration = datenum(events(2).Data.LocalEventTime) - ... datenum(events(1).Data.LocalEventTime); waitSeconds = waitDuration * 24 * 60 * 60
waitSeconds = 5.5780
waitSeconds is not necessarily the time between the first and last sample in the logged data set. The
LocalEventTime property is the time that MATLAB processed the event received from the server; there may be some delay between the server sending the notification and MATLAB processing it. You should consult the
TimeStamp property of the logged data for accurate time information related to the data.
Step 4: Clean Up
Disconnect the client from the server and remove OPC Toolbox™ objects from memory when you no longer need them. Deleting the client object deletes the group and item objects also.