Sequence File Properties Dialog Box

TestStand 2019 Help

Edition Date: May 2019

Part Number: 370052AA-01

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Advanced Tab

The Advanced tab contains the following options:

  • Type—Specifies one of the following type settings for the sequence file:
    • Normal—Sequence file that is not a Model callback sequence, callback file, or reserved.
    • Model—A sequence that defines the default behavior of the process model. The client sequence file can customize the default behavior of its sequence if the client sequence file contains a sequence by the same name.
    • Front-End Callbacks—Common sequence the TestStand Sequence Editor and User Interfaces call. Front-End callbacks allow multiple applications to share the same implementation for a specific operation. TestStand installs the FrontEndCallback.seq sequence file, which contains the LoginLogout Front-End callback sequence.
    • Station Callbacks—Sequence file that contains a sequence that runs before and after the engine executes each step in any normal or interactive execution.
    • Reserved—Contains sequences that designate templates for newly inserted callbacks.
    When you use the sequence file as a process model, set the type to Model. When you do not use the file as a process model, leave the type set to Normal.

The following options are available when you select Normal from the Type ring control:

  • Model Option—Select one of the following settings for the process model file to use for the sequence file.
    • Use Station Model—Causes TestStand to use the process model file the Station Model option specifies in the Station Options dialog box. This is the default setting for this option.
    • No Model—Specifies that the sequence file does not use a process model.
    • Require Specific Model—A particular process model file. When you select this value, the tab displays a Model File control you can use to specify the location of a process model file.
      Note  The Require Specific Model setting is valid only when you enable the Allow Other Models option on the Model tab of the Station Options dialog box.
  • Password Protection—When you enable this option, the sequence file is protected and you can change the lock state of the file. The sequence editor and user interfaces prevent viewing and editing of locked sequence files. Use the Lock/Unlock button with the password controls to lock, unlock, and password protect the file.

    The sequence editor and user interfaces, which use the TestStand User Interface (UI) Controls, display a lock icon to indicate non-viewable items within a locked file. The sequence editor prompts you to unlock the file when you attempt to edit or save the file, or when you double-click the lock icon in a non-viewable list view of the Sequence File window or the Variables pane in the Execution window.

    Note  TestStand supports password protecting sequence files to deter editing and viewing within the sequence editor and user interfaces that use the TestStand UI Controls. The TestStand API limits access to a file protected from viewing but cannot prevent access to the file content during execution. National Instruments does not recommend using passwords as the only way of protecting intellectual property.
  • Attributes—Launches the Attributes dialog box, in which you can create and edit attributes for the sequence file.

See Also

Edit Attributes dialog box

Station Options dialog box

Variables Pane

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