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, instead of using channel numbers. You can use the name-oriented mode in the expanded mode or the non-expanded mode. If you use the non-expanded mode, DIAdem only uses the first data channel that has the specified name, in the graphic display. If you use the expanded 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. However, you can also use only the channel name for the channel reference. The channel reference is ambiguous if several channels in different groups of the Data Portal have the same name. DIAdem then uses the channel with this name and the lowest channel number, in dialog boxes or scripts. If you load a layout with Curve expansion in DIAdem REPORT, and you enter only the channel name in the channel selection list, DIAdem uses all the channels with this name in the layout. Refer to the Channels and Channel References help page for more information.
|Note If you switch between the name-oriented mode and the number-oriented mode, DIAdem sometimes cannot assign existing curves.|
Assumption: The DIAdem data area contains three data channels called time, three data channels called speed, one data channel called revs, and one data channel called torque. If you set the display as speed over time and torque over revs in the 2D axis definition dialog box, the display in the expanded mode is different to the display in the non-expanded mode.
In the non-expanded mode, DIAdem displays one curve with speed over time and one curve with torque over revs. In the expanded mode, DIAdem displays three curve pairs with time over speed and one curve pair with torque over revs.
|Note You enable the name-oriented mode in the Layout Parameters dialog box. You select the expanded or the non-expanded mode in the subdialog Attribute list for expanding curves.|