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Changing the default (preferred) unit used for data in reports.

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The unit type used by default in new reports is based on the configured ‘Preferred Units’, or default, for that unit type. For example for the unit type temperature, the preferred unit is Celsius (°C) be default, where some users may prefer Fahrenheit (°F). 

To change the default unit types for each parameter, go to the File menu in the MadgeTech data logger software and select Options. Click the Units tab and for each unit type you want to change, select it in the Preferred Units dropdown box.

Units may also be changed on a report by report basis, by highlighting the data channel in the Channels panel, then changing the unit using the Unit dropdown box in the Channels & Readings section of the Report toolbar. Alternatively, right click on the unit label in the vertical axis of a graph report and select the desired unit from the contextual list.

Celsius to Fahrenheit – Change Unit Preferences

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In MadgeTech 4, there are a few different ways to change Unit Preferences. One method is to change units on a single report. With a graph report open, hover the mouse cursor over the vertical axis displaying the unit (example: Degrees Celsius) and right-click. A menu will appear with available unit options. Choose the unit and the displayed unit will now show on the graph. 

Another method to change the units on a single report is to utilize the Unit dropdown on the Report toolbar. This method will work with all report types.  With a report open, choose the Channel. After highlighting the Channel, select the Unit dropdown in the Channels & Readings section of the Report toolbar. This method is particularly useful for applying different units to individual channels on a Quad or OctProcess, or a Quad or OctVolt.

A more permanent method is to change the Unit Preference for all reports. This selection makes the unit the default unit for data shown in Reports. Open the File menu and select Options, then choose Units.  Select the Unit Type and the Preferred Unit. Click OK on the Options screen to save any changes.   All units will now be displayed in the chosen preference.