>From my point of view, the best way to manage instruments (if you have to manage several and you are not sure about what you will use and its/their address/es), is defining them in Instrument Manager all with address 0 (NOT LIVE). It is valid for serial and HPIB interfaces. After that you can activate a input pin "address" in a Direct I/O with the address number and work with it. The address and the equipment used can be defined at the beginning by means of questions to operator or better by a external configuration ASCII file.
Even you can use one or other equipment type defining different Function Interfaces, each one devoted to one specific equipment with one or several Direct I/O objects. Each equipment interface functions can be included in a different VEE functions library, you can load all at the beginning and use one or other Interface Function depending on the used equipment.
In such a way loading the VEE application never will fail and it is very flexible.
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> De: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Enviado el: martes, 20 de mayo de 2003 18:47
> Para: VEE vrf
> Asunto: [vrf] Get Instrument name from Instrument manager
> maybe the answer is very easy, but I could not find it up to now ...
> I have multiple direct IO commands in my HPVEE programm. To
> be flexible I
> have added the control inputs with instrument name and
> instrument address to
> the IO commands.
> But now I do have two variables, that have to match.
> I would like to bring this down to one variable. Means, I'm
> assuming, that
> my GPIB address of an istrument is fixed. Now I would like to
> read somehow
> the corresponding
> name from the instrument manager which I can use for the
> direct IO command
> as control input.
> Therefore even after deleting the instrument, and finding an istrument
> called "newInstrument" by a "search instruments" the programm
> would work
> fine, as long the corresponding GPIB address of the
> instrument does not
> Is there any chance to find this kind of information, or is
> there even a
> better way to get instrument type, name and GPIB address ?
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