Name-oriented mode

DIAdem 2018 Help


Edition Date: June 2018
Part Number: 370858P-01
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Use the name-oriented mode in DIAdem REPORT to work with the group names or the group index combined with the channel name or the channel index. You can use the name-oriented mode in the expanded mode or the non-expanding mode. If you use the non-expanding mode, DIAdem only uses the first data channel that has the specified name, in the graphic display. If you use the expanding mode, DIAdem displays all the data channels that have the specified name.

You can reference channels in various ways in dialog boxes or scripts. To create the channel reference, combine the group name or the group index with the channel name or the channel index. This specifies the channel unambiguously. Refer to the Channels and Channel References help page for more information.

If you load a layout with Curve Expansion in DIAdem REPORT, you can use the same channel names in different groups when expanding the curves or you can use channel names which contain wildcards. If you enable the group reference, DIAdem only displays the channel pairs in the expanding mode that belong to the same channel group.

If you use the curve expansion with the same channel names in different groups, specify two channel names as */ChannelX and */ChannelY. The */ characters represent any channel group. If you enable the group reference, DIAdem searches in all groups for the channel pair. If one or both channels are not in a group, DIAdem skips this group. If you do not enable group reference, DIAdem selects the channel pairs regardless of their group relation.

If you use curve expansion with channel names that contain wildcards, specify the channel names as */Channel* or */Channel?. Use a question mark (?) as a wildcard for one character, and an asterisk (*) as a wildcard for any number of characters. If you enable the group reference, DIAdem searches in the groups for channel names which match the specified wildcards. DIAdem can find several channel pairs in one group. If you do not enable group reference, DIAdem selects the channel pairs from any group.

Use the UseChannelReferenceByName property in scripts to specify whether DIAdem REPORT works in the name-oriented mode. Use the Enable for CurveExpansionSettings property to specify whether DIAdem uses the expanding or the non-expanding mode.

Note Accessing channels through channel numbers will only be supported up to and including DIAdem 2018. If you switch between the name-oriented mode and the number-oriented mode, DIAdem sometimes cannot assign existing curves.

Example

Assumption: In the data area DIAdem contains three channel groups which each contain one data channel called time and one data channel called speed. If you set the display as */speed over */time in the 2D axis definition dialog box, the display in the expanding mode is different to the display in the non-expanding mode.

In the non-expanding mode, DIAdem plots a curve with speed over time. In the expanding mode, DIAdem displays three curve pairs with time over speed.

Note  You enable the name-oriented mode in the Layout Parameters dialog box. Select the expanding or the non-expanding mode in the subdialog box Curve expansion.

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