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  1. Mostly cutting costs and company wants to go into open source solutions. Existing systems will stay as they are now until decommissioned, hardware will be reused where possible , question is about how we approach new projects. NI is too expensive compared to other vendors on the market and we are not having complex systems that require high end hardware they offer. For example we have high end pxi scope cards to measure ac frequency and phase rotation from the grid And also other our observations of NI software portfolio in general: - LabVIEW is in decline, from what i hear they dropped
  2. Has anyone here successfully migrated from TestStand to some open source automation frameworks? In our hardware test we have a lot of things happening in parallel and so far I haven't found reliable alternative for TS.
  3. Attached working proof of concept with LabVIEW CLI, To make it work: Disable Error message on logger instance (FGV in C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\LabVIEW CLI\Operations\Utilities\Logger) Enable multiple instances of LabVIEW Spawn few labview processes that will run Builder.vi and pass instance parameter eg \..\..\Labview.exe \..\..\Builder.vi -- 1 Copy ExecuteBuildSpecAsync_class folder to C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\LabVIEW CLI\Operations Start it the same way from labview CLI but use ExecuteBuildSpecAsync insstead
  4. Seems that it is not possible directly using LabVIEWCLI, i managed to 'cheat it' by starting multiple LV instances, one instance was building big proj that takes 30 min, another instance did simple library that takes 40sec, they seemed to work independently and time of individual builds did not increase.
  5. I have app with 30 PPLs that have to be compiled before main application. It takes huge amount of time (30min) for build, probably due to heavy use of classes. I use simple powershell script to execute those builds in order, but most of them could be executed in parallel. Is it possible to start multiple instances of LabView CLI to 'cheat' this?
  6. @ShaunR I might have formulated question incorrectly 😁 I want 3 separate functions that have: - variant input and return 1d array of variants when input variant is array (any dimension any data type in array) - variant input and return array of variants when input variant is set (any data type in set) -variant input and return variant pairs of key values when input is Map (any data type of key and value in map) For Maps and Sets I can get type info using Type Parsing Library but not the actual, the only way i see is digging into type descriptors...
  7. Nice, but I require the input to be variant, not an array.
  8. For arrays i came up with this, dimensions are handled up to 10 For maps and sets it seems there is no way to cast them to variant arrays... Edit. I am lost now, according to my logic 2 on the bottom should be possible:
  9. I am looking for a way to do convert N dimensional array to 1d array of variants. Can this be done using native labview functions (some hidden gems etc), without using OpenG? Another issue is with maps and sets, i want to get data out as array of variants, having set or map as variant.
  10. Started transition from svn to git recently and I might be not 100% accurate there. Branch for git means just an link to a commit. When branch is merged and later deleted no history will be lost, all commits from deleted branch will remain as they were. If You delete branch that was not merged then commits in that branch will not be 'reachable' and eventually be garbage collected - never seen that one yet.
  11. Great book about git in general: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2
  12. Thanks, it seems that PXIe-8381 and PCIe-8381 go for 3k USD . That should be sufficient for our needs, we will get strong workstation for 2,max 3k USD
  13. We are looking for best way to get rid of PXI controller, due to high cost, low performance and issues with IT policies within company. From what I see the best way is to use thunderbolt PXIe-8301. I ve seen many notebooks with TB3 but no desktop PCs. Are there other ways what will be cheaper than PXI controller? Thanks!
  14. Theme option would be huge improvement, green 🙂, dark or custom configured https://forums.ni.com/t5/NI-TestStand-Idea-Exchange/Dark-theme-background-color-for-TestStand-and-MAX/idi-p/3927698 It seems we must give more kudos and hope that someone will implement this...
  15. I guess it is time to reopen some ideas from idea exchange marked resolved in NXG
  16. Did You guys have any problems with labview CLI when setting up CI? Or it is just me doing something wrong somewhere. So far I ended up with powershell script that based on params triggers builds, runs caraya tests and creates simple zip package with binaries. What I see is that sometimes build fails one time and when retried works fine when no change to code was made, sometimes cli can not connect to laview. Another problem that i encountered is fact that labview build destination is absolute path, not relative and has to be updated in lvproj xml files. I fear that when we spin off dedicated
  17. I had the same issue with svn and externals. One app pointed to branch of another component. It was a mess when managing this in long run. Now when we do transition to git, i try to find alternative solution. So far the most reasonable is pulling component binaries to project that needs them via nuget package or g package manager. From what i see NIPM installs package globally for PC, not per project.
  18. In one project we had setup with CVT ppl in main app, main all loaded plugins by PPLs and those plugins get/set some data in this CVT lib. It worked fine without problems. This CVT was based on simple FGV.
  19. Hello, I ve moved from LV2018 to LV2020 and it seems that position of Clean Up Wire changed from: To: Can this be changed somehow? I end up creating constants now and have to click multiple times
  20. I want to leave svn behind as soon as possible because current repo structure that was tailored many years ago in my organisation. We have one svn server with one svn project and inside that project people created folders for multiple projects... i once found there labview iso image. After 2 years working with that i still have no idea where to find something. 🙂 I guess I could migrate to another svn and do it right this time. I want git because local repo is big benefit for offline work that is more common these days. Another reason would be to keep up with technology progress. All sw c
  21. @JB_1592 what was wrong with Bitbucket? Now I am in migration process from svn to git and still considering options.
  22. Thx @Rolf Kalbermatter, is there any magic trick that will allow me to use absolute path instead of relative when they have common root? Or define list of paths where PPL will try to find dependencies? I can edith this in lvlroj file but after save it is replaced back to relative. If I place lvlibp in lvlib folder it will be resolved using tag? @Mefistotelis those special tags like <vilib> are somehow predefined in LV? Can I create my own custom tags that LV will understand? Or something like probing or assemblyresolve in c#? Problem i am trying to address is that i ve
  23. @Mefistotelis did You by any chance see how paths to dependencies are stored inside exe/packed libraries? Now I have to move entire hierarchy of PPLs to make this work. What is interesting if dependent PPL is stored on another drive it uses absolute path instead of relative...
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