What is a Source?

Whenever a device is added to a project in LogView Studio it is always necessary to configure this device by selecting a related source for this device. In other words each device needs a specific source from where the data will be sent to the computer. LogView Studio supports a wide selection of various possible sources which can be used for devices:

Serial Port (clip0064)
Data will be received through a serial port.
USB HID (Human Interface Device) (clip0067)
Data will be received through an USB Port. The USB Port is working in HID mode:
TCP Client (clip0063)
Data will be read over network from a TCP Server.
UDP Receiver (clip0063)
Data will be read over network from a UDP sender.
Text Files (clip0065)
Data is from a text file (normally CSV).
Binary Files (DeviceSourceFileBinary)
Data is from a binary file.

The feasible sources of a specific device is always preassigned during the creation / programming of the device file. It doesn't make sense to have always all possible sources available. Therefore the options of selecting a source is restricted to those sources which are useful and proper working with that specific device, e.g. it is useless for a battery charger to provide a TCP Client Source - which charger has already a network connection.

Each device can have different sources (if applicable) but only one source of each device can be used at the same time. LogView Studio can not for example read data of a specific device from the serial port and import a Textfile of that device at the same time.

The source can be specified directly when adding a device. When doing the device adding there is another tab in the dialog window called 'Source'. Alternatively a source can also be specified or changed later by double click on the relevant device or by selecting 'Source' inside the device context menu (right mouse click on the device) and opening the dialog window 'Device Configuration'.

Additional Information


How to configure Input-devices within a project

Sample Project

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