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Enabling History Data Buffering

SFx Desktop offers the possibility of buffering data on your computer that is connected to your asset, in case your computer is temporarily offline. In this case, the buffered data can be retrieved automatically once your asset gets online again. Otherwise, the data generated during the offline period would be lost entirely.

This is helpful when a portable asset (measuring arm or laser tracker) is connected to your computer and SFx Desktop receives data from the asset during the offline period.


If you are using the latest version of SFx Desktop, this functionality is enabled by default.

To enable the History Data Buffering in SFx Desktop, do as follows:

Ensure that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • SFx Desktop is installed on your computer that is connected to your asset.

  • The communication between your asset and Metrology Asset Manager is through SFx Desktop instead of Gateway mode.

  1. Open the system tray at the bottom right of your screen, and double-click the SFx icon to open the SFx Desktop application.

  2. From the SFx Desktop toolbar, click the small white gear icon (SFxDesktop_SettingsIcon_serviceConfiguration.PNG) to open the SFx Desktop Interfaces screen.

  3. From the SFx Desktop Interfaces screen, select Azure Interface under Core Interfaces.

  4. Click on the History Data Setting to expand its configuration.

  5. Click Edit.

  6. On the History Data Configuration page, check this box: History Buffer Enable.

  7. Set up the maximum hours for offline telemetry history, and maximum days for offline event history.

    You can use the default values directly.

  8. Click Save.