I am intending to use BenchVue workflow and an external app and want to know the various way one might return data back to the BenchVue?
CraigByrd, we currently don't have a way to returning data back to BenchVue from another program although this is somthing we are looking into. Can you give from a little more detail on what you're trying to do ?
Sid - BenchVue Team
I have written applications that perform data acquisition and associated process control and I am interested in using BenchVue as a sequence controller and report generator. These applications can be controlled via TCP/IP protocols or can be launched from a remote application (like BenchVue) as an executable. Thus it would be nice if there was a way to send by data logged information to BenchVue and display the results in your graphing tools.
The data I have logged, currently resides in a SQLite database, and is organized by the time stamp of when the overall processed was started. Any measurements taken from test equipment used or embedded firmware in the UUT is noted as a measurement in the data stream and can be queried accordingly.
My intent is to post process the data and place it in a format compatible with BenchVue.
CraigByrd, am I right to assume you want to do this using Test Flow in BenchVue ? Today, Test flow will allow you to sequence measurements and settings and can also launch an external executable using the "External" block under advanced. One however cannot push any data back for display today. This is an interesting request.
Yes you are correct. I have even considered making my application look like an instrument connected via TCP/IP. If you have any ideals on this particular pursuit path, please let me know, or alternatively, if you have other ideas, I would be interested.
When you have a path forward on this idea (assuming, of course, this is of interest) please let me know.
Retrieving data ...