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Parent Topic: Methods for Initiating Device Acquisitions
To view new trend values and sensor measurements between scheduled periodic acquisitions, you can manually request that a device perform a periodic acquisition. These requests are known as force triggers. Force triggers are useful when you want to quickly observe the state of equipment in response to an alarm or other report of an issue.
Devices perform force-triggered acquisitions according to the sampling rate, duration, and other periodic-acquisition settings configured in NI InsightCM.
No. Force-triggered acquisitions do not affect the timing of scheduled periodic acquisitions that devices perform. If you force trigger a periodic acquisition at the same time as a scheduled acquisition, the device performs both acquisitions simultaneously.
No. Devices must perform the periodic acquisition, and then NI InsightCM Server must receive and store the data before you can view it. Therefore, force-triggered data you see in viewers is recent, but not live.