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  3. Turns out there is a way to do it from within the IDE without mucking about with copying files etc (100% not obvious though). I stumbled on this totally epic write up/demo by Matthias Baudot. https://www.studiobods.com/en/niweek2019-ts170/
  4. Very helpful, now it's working. Another big problem I realized is that I had the CLFN set to WINAPI, not C, calling convention 🤦‍♂️
  5. Malleable VIs never could go in a poly VI. It's been that way since they were introduced in LV 2017. That's by design: they conflict with the rules of polyVIs for deciding which instance to use. Poly VIs need a fixed list of connector panes.
  6. Those two primitives were explicitly tagged to be blocked... none of the people involved are still at NI. The comment says, essentially, “These boded crash sometimes when inlined,” with no useful detail, no steps to reproduce. I’ll look into it some more, but I have no clue what the issues could be.
  7. I think we've articulated the goal well enough. However, a VIM doesn't necessarily have a reference like Queues et. al. so I'm not sure there would be an "uncomplicated" first order solution for it even though it's a kind of natural progression from singular VIMs to libraries of VIMs. In theory, the second order solution is to use those primitives internally since they have that behaviour which should propegate out but I was unable to see if that worked with DVRs and trying queues didn't illicit the behaviour.
  8. Hi Mike, Do you happen to have an example that updates more quickly? I read that you can bind the data last, but I tried this and I still see some performance issues when loading large amounts of data ~10,000 rows. Even when the data is loaded, scrolling seems to be laggy. Also by any change is there a way to have an embedded progress bar (with multiple colors) as a column type? Regards, Mike C
  9. Yes, that is the problem. If I connect a "Buffer" of a certain data type, the "Data" input should adapt to be that datatype. That's how Queues work, but there isn't a way I can identify to make VIMs work that way. Outputs adapt to inputs, but not unconnected inputs.
  10. Seems VIMs can no longer be used in polymorphic VIs either. I don't think this is a good idea. The VIMs I've played around with (before the type case structure was introduced) relied on at least one terminal having a type which would dictate the undefined types due to the nature of the internal polymorphic VIs (like a Queue or DVR). This is why I was trying to get a VIM to create a DVR which "should" define the type across all connected VIs which would solve this problem. In a nutshell, I'm expecting this set of VIMs (rightly or wrongly) to behave like the Queue, Notifier et. al. primitives when the Enqueue and Dequeue element terminal is unwired.
  11. Maybe we need a "placeholder" type, or "Your Type Here". Actually, NI seems to be using an "anything" cluster of zero elements in primitives like "Flatten To String" and "Flatten to JSON". This has never struck me as being flawed.
  12. So when I was playing around with this I would map my build folder, to the www folder of my webserver, with a symbolic link. This way I would build and it would already be in my web server folder ready to be used. Here is a very loose set of steps I did to map a folder from a build to a place that the webserver uses. I don't know of what NI uses on the hosting side and I've always just used XAMP which is Apache. Windows has a built in server too that works well enough for basic stuff.
  13. We have an undefined type. Create an output tunnel from Your Favorite Structure node and don't wire the inside. You'll get a void wire, which is distinct from a broken wire. Void is also the type of a wire output from a subVI call node when you delete the terminal from the subVI's connector pane. Void wires don't have a control/indicator, and most poly nodes won't adapt to void (deliberately), so the VIM instances cannot adapt to void type. Void is probably not what you're looking for. Something like empty cluster is what you're looking for, but VIMs deliberately cannot have that type in their conpane, and it contradicts a key principle of VIMs: the conpane shows the user the intended usage, and by having one required working base case, we avoid many of the ambiguous interpretation issues of C++ templates. The code has to be semantically valid for at least one set of types. Having a terminal whose type is "undefined" doesn't tell the user the kind of data that they should be wiring to that terminal. I see your problem. I don't see a solution at the moment. An undefined type seems fundamentally flawed to me.
  14. BTW, does anyone know of any other "malleable cluster" libraries or work using VIMs?
  15. If you do this, you still end up with a broken buffer wire (you just also get a broken data wire if you choose to incorrectly wire in a scalar). Note that the type of the output wire now matches the input wire now instead of being a DVR. I've now getting the buffer wire to be unbroken when the Data input is unwired, by making the default Data an "undefined type" (a class call "Undefined Type"). I added a case that is unbroken when Data is this "undefined" type, which it is when the User has not wired that input. The error message the User gets in this case is just the one for a required input not being wired, which is much less confusing than a broken "Buffer" wire and an additional error message about type mismatch. AQ, what do you think about an actual "undefined type type in LabVIEW and/or NXG? One thing that could be useful for NXG is a undefined type in a cluster constant, which defines teh name of the item without the type, and allows the type to adapt to that supplied by the first Bundle-by-Name. This would avoid some of my concerns about clusters in NXG.
  16. Amazing! Thank you all so much for uploading those lectures and a special thank you to those how presented them. I wish we had a strong technical CLA here but we don't have such a large community as you do.
  17. I've definitely used it, although we ended up going with a different db so the code never got used for real. I think I had tried it on lvrt but I can't really remember. I tend to think that talking to a central db from an rt target tends to break the nicely distributed nature of the systems and so I'm more likely to use your sqlite on rt, but I get that for test systems and the like (now that PXI RT Linux is a thing) might be more likely to talk directly to a postgres database.
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  19. I’m pretty sure that’s the easiest to implement, so I’m liking your opinion. (Trying to be non-biased, I do think that’s the better option from usability. If I pick a name in a template, it’s because I expect the provided thing to use that name. It is consistent with the class method behavior, but for cluster fields.)
  20. Not sure if this is the right place for this, so mods please feel free to move if it is not. I have just started to play around with the Web Module in NXG 4.0. There are quite a few tutorials around, but (unless I have missed something) all of them seem to gloss over the task of getting a trivially simple web VI actually running locally. After a bit of head scratching I did manage to get something up and running eventually, but have a question which is hopefully simple for anyone who has used the Web Module. When running the web VI inside the NXG IDE, is there anything actually hosting it? In other words can I visit some address from my web browse to see it running while I am developing it? Or do I have to build (i.e. turn into html and JS) and then copy the files manually to my NI Web Server directory?
  21. I'm favouring just freeze the name, as that is simplest for the User to understand, given that it is difficult to diagnose, let alone fix, any problem if the name adaption goes wrong.
  22. I have no idea why that limitation exists. I’ll ask on Monday.
  23. Huh. I never considered that case. Everything is behaving as designed... but that’s clearly not desirable. So far, no node has custom type prop behavior when inside a VIM other than the adaptive class method calls. You’re suggesting (I think rightly) that "(un)bundle by name" nodes need to adapt different inside VIMs than in VIs. I’d have to teach the bundle by name nodes to have deeper history than they currently have so they always compute from original configuration instead of latest configuration. Or... would it be better to just freeze the named bundle nodes inside VIMs so they always look for the exact name? There’s some risk with either solution to break existing VIMs, but the current model seems mostly useless. What option sounds best? One of the two options is waaaaay easier to implement, and I’m trying not to let that sway me. 🙂
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  25. Hello there, Exactly the same problem trying to call dynamically a .m script from a LV exe in LV 2017 (so it is run in the MathScriptNode). It works using the IDE but not as an exe. Has there been any changes from NI on this? Thx. Note: guessing no, as the .m files are interpreted & compiled at build time since the interpreter is not included in the run-time engine...
  26. Question for AQ: I'm trying to use "Unbundle by name" to access the elements of the cluster (the buffer array and the index integers). This works, but if the User accidently connects a cluster without the right-named elements, the unbundles can get scrambled, and not properly reset to the right names when a proper Buffer cluster is attached. The only solution then is to delete that VIM instance and re-drop it from the pallets. I can't find a solution and may have to switch to an unnamed unbundle, using the positions in the cluster. That is less than ideal, and won't work in NXG (you know my negative opinions on cluster changes made in NXG).
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