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Custom VI-based Server - Periodic Wizard

NI Distributed System Manager for LabVIEW 2012 Help

Edition Date: June 2012

Part Number: 372572E-01

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Requires: DSC Module

Click the New button on the Configure Custom VI - Periodic I/O Server dialog box to launch the Custom VI Server - Periodic Wizard. You also can select Tools»DSC Module»VI Based Server Wizard»Periodic to launch this dialog box. Use this wizard to create a custom VI-based periodic I/O server.

This wizard includes the following pages:

  • Select VI—Use this page to specify a VI you want to convert into an I/O server. Contains the following options:
    • Path to VI—Specifies the path to the VI that you want to convert to a custom I/O server.
    • Run VI Analyzer on VI—Displays the LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit, which runs tests that can identify improvements you can make to the VI. You must have the LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit installed to use this option.
  • Select Controls and Indicators To Publish—Specifies the controls and indicators of the VI for which you want to publish values. Contains the following options:
    • Controls—Lists the controls on the VI you can select to convert to a custom I/O server.
    • Select All—Selects all of the controls or indicators on the VI.
    • Deselect All—Deselects all of the controls or indicators on the VI.
    • Indicators—Lists the indicators on the VI you can select to convert to a custom I/O server.
    • Select All—Selects all of the controls or indicators on the VI.
    • Deselect All—Deselects all of the controls or indicators on the VI.
  • Select Method To Stop The Server—Specifies a mechanism to stop the periodic I/O server. Contains the following options:
    • Abort VI—Configures the custom I/O server to abort the VI.
    • Stop the following While Loops—Configures the custom I/O server to use the While Loop you select to stop running the VI. Contains the following options:
      • While Loops—Lists the While Loops available to stop the VI.
      • View on block diagram—Opens the block diagram from which you can select a While Loop to stop the VI.
      • Timeout—Specifies the amount of time, in milliseconds, you want the VI to wait before timing out.
  • Configure Server Distribution Component—Specifies build options for the I/O server. Contains the following options:
    • Configuration name—Specifies the name of the configuration for the custom I/O server. You can have multiple configurations for each custom I/O server. The default name is the name of the VI converted to a custom I/O server.
    • Support files—Lists additional VIs you want to include in the LabVIEW project library to deploy. The wizard automatically includes any subVIs or other files that are in the VI hierarchy. You only need to add dynamically called VIs or files.
    • Select Support File—Specifies the path to the support files needed to run the VI-based server. Click the Browse button to navigate to and select the support files. You must select a file before you can click the Add button to add the file to the Support files list.
    • Add—Adds the VI or file to the Support files list.
    • Remove—Removes the VI or file you select in the Support files list.
  • Server Distribution Component—Displays a summary of the files the Custom VI Server - Periodic Assistant builds. Contains the following options:
    • Server configuration file—Specifies the path to the VI that the wizard converts to a custom I/O server.
    • Server template file—Specifies the path to the template file created when the wizard converts the VI to a custom I/O server.
    • Server support files directory—Specifies the path to the files created when the wizard converts the VI to a custom I/O server.

Click the Build button to build the periodic I/O server. When LabVIEW generates the files, you can edit the configuration and set initial values for the I/O server in the Configure Custom VI - Periodic I/O Server dialog box.


 

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