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HPIG syntax

Question asked by VRFuser on Mar 15, 1999
Latest reply on Mar 15, 1999 by VRFuser
     Just a thought about your HPIB question... you have to be careful to
     put the correct syntax for the command.  In your example, it looks to
     me like a space is missing, i.e. it should look like "FREQ:START ",A. 
     Usually with SCPI commands you need to separate the actual value from
     the rest of the command with a space.  To do that, the space must be
     within the quotes.
     Good luck,

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Subject: Re: HPIG syntax
Author:  gvg-at-lvld ( at HP-USA,mimegw2
Date:    3/15/99 11:29 AM

Craig Schwarze wrote:
> Hi All,
> Has the syntax changed for writing commands to HP instruments via direct
> I/O...for instance, i used to be able to add a variable input to the direct
> I/O box (say A for instance), input a real constant box to it, and then
> change the transaction command to something like "FREQ:START", A...this used
> to work under VEE3, has something changed under VEE5?
Well, no.  Try putting commands through a TO STRING and inspecting them on
an ALPHANUMERIC to get an idea of exactly what you're sending to the
[%%] gvg
> Thanks,
> Craig Schwarze
> OPTRA, Inc.
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> (978) 887-6600 ext. 125
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    Greg Goebel
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