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Everything posted by drjdpowell

  1. Unfortunately, the NXG Web module lacks both recursion and VIs for determining the data type inside a variant. This makes porting JSONtext to it very difficult.
  2. Working on Idea (1) https://bitbucket.org/drjdpowell/sqlite-labview/issues/12/add-an-execute-sql-statement-multiple
  3. That's sloppy on my part. Arrays should not be supported at all and that should throw an "Unable to Bind Arrays" error. The code for that is in the Disabled case of "Parse Parameters (Code).vi". I was experimenting with the idea of allowing U8 Arrays as binding as BLOBs, and I seem to have not undone my buggy experimental modification.
  4. That example isn't broken for me in LabVIEW 2020. What happens if you delete the broken wire and reconnect?
  5. Hi Guys, Support for writing multiple rows in this manner is on the Roadmap, but not yet existing, partly because I am debating multiple options: A new function, "Execute SQL Multiple Times", that takes a parameter input of arrays of clusters or a cluster of arrays and does multiple executions of one SQL statement. Integrating it into the existing "Execute SQL" node. Upping the LabVIEW version to 2017 and introducing a new VIM version of either (1) or (2). The problems with (2), which you guys are thinking should work are: "Execute SQL" is a polymorphi
  6. I am trying to shift discussion of Messenger Library to a group at NI, as this conversation is at 12 pages and is hard to follow. New post about a beta feature for TCP that I am working on: https://forums.ni.com/t5/JDP-Science-Tools/New-Beta-feature-Reconnecting-TCP-Messenger/gpm-p/4092514#M5 Here's the image. The idea is to have a persistent TCP Client connection that will try and reestablish itself if broken.
  7. You're right, this needs an example. How you describe it sounds correct. I've had as many as four update Booleans, I think.
  8. It's documented in the DEV Template. I use a feedback timeout that is default 0 ms from every case but the Timeout case (which feeds back -1). This makes the Timeout case execute exactly once after the event queue is empty. Use a "Display needs update" boolean flag to record if the display needs updating in the timeout case. One can do this with Queues as well. With this one is able to look at all incoming data, but do expensive display operations only as often as possible (but as quickly as possible). So you could, for example, have information coming in a 100 a second, a
  9. A Notifier is only usable is you only have one type of message coming in, and your display doesn't include any history, like a chart. Personally, I keep the data transfer lossless, but just make the actual front panel display update lossy.
  10. They way you're using DVRs here, pulling the full data out of the in-place structure, forces a lot of copying. You have to do the work inside the event structure if you wish to prevent copying.
  11. I've submitted a new version to the Tools Network.
  12. This fix is on the Tools Network now. JDP Science Common Utilities
  13. I suffer from the handicap of being located in UTC+00:00, which makes it difficult for me to spot bugs in local to UTC conversion. I have to remember to switch my computer to the wrong timezone to test things, and I obviously didn't do that here. Thanks for spotting this. The format specifier should indeed have a ^ in it.
  14. I believe those dlls came from a standard postgreSQL: https://www.postgresql.org/download/windows/ You could try installing postgreSQL from there and finding the latest-compiled versions of those dlls.
  15. That doesn't make much sense. Those DLLs aren't created by me; they are the standard PostgreSQL DLLs that I downloaded. They can't have any dependencies on any LabVIEW stuff.
  16. Only suggestions I have are: Is the exe in that "builds" folder. The EXE xpects teh dll at "<EXE's folder>/data". Your screenshot shows the dll at "builds/data". Could be a missing dll that libpq.dll calls. Try downloading a full set of Postgres dlls and place them in the data folder.
  17. I've never used Test Stand, but if I did, my first thought is to have a main LabVIEW App that controls all hardware, with Test Stand connecting (using the Messenger-Library TCP functions) and interacting via messages. Just as Shaun is describing.
  18. All my applications are developed with a package I wrote several years ago called "Messenger Library": https://labviewwiki.org/wiki/Messenger_Library There are a few YouTube videos linked from that wiki that go through an actual example application. It's motivated by the Actor Model, and so I take inspiration from frameworks like Erlang, Akka or the C++ Actor Framework. The core concept is "messaging" to gain the benefits you list.
  19. Remember that you are a User, and you only look at User Interface. When you "open a class" a cluster UI widget is loaded to represent the class data. But that widget is not the actual cluster. When you "open a subVI", the corresponding front panel is loaded with UI widgets to correspond to the block diagram terminals. But for most subVIs, that front panel is never loaded if it is not opened. This is unfortunately counter intuitive, as every subVI has a User Interface (Front Panel) a new programmer will think that is significant, while an experienced LabVIEW programmer will intuitivel
  20. Didn't not read the full conversation, but thought I'd point out to the OP that it is a common mistake for programmers coming into LabVIEW to mistakenly identify LabVIEW's UI Widgets (Controls/Indicators) as being "variables", and Control References (actually references to the UI widgets) as being "data references". They also confuse the UI Widgets with the data that the Widget is acting as a UI for (which I suspect the OP has done when they talked about having many data copies in using "Arrays" and "Clusters"). Performant data-handling code will not utilize the User Interface at all, an
  21. No, unfortunately, as it is written in LabVIEW 2017, which does not have that type.
  22. Note: you can also do this (using the JSONpath for all array elements) because here one is specifying the element of the array (with default) rather that an empty array:
  23. TortoiseGit is an interesting middle way between command line and a "full-featured" UI tool, as it mostly just replaces text commands with menu selections, and it can be configured to show the basic few commands (with a submenu for less-used commands): Then on top of commands is the "log", which is a visual representation of the repo.
  24. Tried GitKraken a bit. Couldn't see enough improvement over SourceTree to consider a paid product (but I may be missing something). If I were going command line, I would first look into Gitless, and attempt by Computer Scientists to fix the flaws of Git. There is a paper on it here: Purposes, Concepts, Misfits, and a Redesign of Git.
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