How to export process data from 800xA (5.0 Sp 2) to text or excel file?
is maybe a batch file (blabla.bat) the solution?
Appendix: installed software versions
What data would you like to export?
As already stated, Bulk Data manager and DataDirect can export to Excel (which in turn can be scripted to convert to any format you like using macro code).
Log data can manually be exportexd to .CSV format using the Log Configuration -> Status tab.
For quick access or manual export I like two shortcuts:
1. From an Alarm and Event List, open EXCEL, select al rows with CTRL+A and copy all with CTRL+C, paste in Excel with CTRL+V
2. From a Trend, open EXCEL, select very carefully with a LEFT CLICK from the mouse a line on a trend display, could be any of your process variables, you will not see any difference in the line but if you select it correctly (since is very thin) press CTRL-C to copy al the represented values from that variable, then paste with CTRL-V in excel, you will see only the values with corresponding time that were visible at the moment of your selection.
Is very important to open EXCEL first.