NI Signal Generators Help (NI-FGEN 18.1)

Edition Date: April 2018

Part Number: 370524V-01

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ViStatus niFgen_InitiateGeneration (ViSession vi);


Initiates signal generation. If you want to abort signal generation, call the niFgen_AbortGeneration function. After the signal generation is aborted, you can call the niFgen_InitiateGeneration function to cause the signal generator to produce a signal again.


Name Type Description
vi ViSession Identifies your instrument session. vi is obtained from the niFgen_init, niFgen_InitWithOptions, or niFgen_InitializeWithChannels functions and identifies a particular instrument session.

Return Value

Name Type Description
status ViStatus Returns the status code of this operation. The status code either indicates success or describes an error or warning condition. You can examine the status code from each call to an NI-FGEN function to determine if an error occurred. To obtain a text description of the status code, call the niFgen_error_message function. To obtain additional information about the error condition, call the niFgen_GetError function. To clear the error information from NI-FGEN, call the niFgen_ClearError function.

The general meaning of the status code is as follows:

Value Meaning
0 Success
Positive Values Warnings
Negative Values Errors


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