Is it possible to send the same commands used in the Keysight Command Expert in the Keysight Connection Expert? If so, what is the syntax for sending measurement commands in the Connection Expert (i.e. AC/DC voltage)?
The same commands can be sent in both Connection Expert and Command Expert and the syntax is basically the same. The difference is that you must manually type in the commands in the Interactive IO, so you need to have the Command Reference handy. Connection Expert Interactive IO is not menu driven like Command Expert. You can use the short form of the commands in Connection Expert and you can only send individual commands one at a time.
tomc I understand but what is there a difference in the syntax between the two methods? I had no problems with the functions that I performed using the Command Expert. However, when I copied and pasted the command string into the Connection Expert for measuring voltage on channels 101 to 105, I received errors. I am trying to write a program the sends commands to the 34972A, which is why it is important that I understand the exact syntax for these commands.
I'm going to pass this on to the Connectivity Support group. They own and support the IO Libraries Connection Expert as well as Command Expert. I rarely use Command Expert, but it appears that you have no option but to use the syntax that Command Expert uses when using Command Expert. I just typed in "MEAS:VOLT:DC? (@101)" and it flagged it as "Unknown Command". But if I use the Command Search window and use the menu to select this command and then enter the channel list as a string, it works. It also works if I type the command in up through the "?" and then hit the Enter key and use the pop up "aide?", that will work too. I'm afraid that the two methods are not 100% interchangeable as you would like.
Can you post the commands here (maybe a screenshot of the 2 tools) to show what isn't working?
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