Data Logging in FactoryTalk ME

Hi guys! I’m using data log in an application in Machine edition that saves values in a USB. My supervisor wants to save this values in a Database and after that, upload in the server.

According to RA, I can’t save the files in a database like SQL. So, I’m trying to figure it out another solution to my problem. Maybe automatically uploading the files in SQL, I don’t know.

Can you help me?


Hi Mateus,

As far as I know, ME does not support data passing to a database. The “easiest” solution would be to deploy an SE station by importing the ME project file. At that point, you should have connectors to a DB. Obviously, the SE license would cost a bit.

The other option is to use the PLC to write tags / values to a database. I don’t see why you’d build this on the HMI. There are OPC and other types of connectors on the PLC side to facilitate database logging.

Let me know which route you go.