Downloading & Sending Data Reports

Before downloading or sending a report, ensure that the report has been loaded and customized as desired. The following articles discuss how to generate, customize, and memorize (save) a data report, respectively.


Downloading a Data Report

Select the Download option to locally save a CSV and/or PDF file of the data report.


Download Option


Note: Timestamp Discrepancy

As shown in the images below, a WQData LIVE report and the downloaded CSV file from that report may appear to contain separate UTC timestamps. This discrepancy is due to daylight savings time and the difference between the data acquisition on WQData LIVE and when that data report is downloaded. The timestamp shown in the CSV file represents the local UTC at the time of download, while the WQData LIVE report contains the local UTC when the data is acquired

Report download (UTC-04:00)



CSV file from downloaded report (UTC-05:00)



Sending a Data Report

There are two options for sending a data report to an outside party:

  • Email


Send data report option



The Email Report option allows the user to send a PDF and/or CSV file of the data report to multiple recipients.

  • Enter the name of the data report beside Filename.
  • Enter the user emails line-by-line that you wish to send the report.
    • If the email name is too long, expand the Emails box by clicking the two lines at the bottom right and dragging the box outward.
  • Select either CSV, PDF, or CSV & PDF. 


Email Report option for a non-memorized report


  • If the report has been Memorized (saved), there are two action options for sending the email:
    • Send Now sends a single, immediate email to the specified users.
    • Schedule allows the user to send the report via email at a recurring interval.


Email Report option- Fixed Time



Email Report option- Every x minutes


  • Click DONE at the bottom to send the email or apply the schedule.
  • A prompt will appear to confirm that the email was sent successfully.



The FTP/SFTP option allows the user to send the reports to a specified network location.

  • Enter the name of the data report beside Filename.
  • The following information must be known to send the file correctly:
    • Network Host
    • Network Port
    • Username/ Password
    • Network Directory
    • FTP, FTPS, or SFTP protocol
    • Active or Passive Transfer Mode



SFTP/FTP Report option


  • Select either CSV, PDF, or CSV & PDF.
  • If the report is memorized, the FTP/SFTP option also contains the two scheduling actions listed above in the Email Report section.
  • Click DONE at the bottom to send the report.