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How to send data to multiple objects
In many cases it may be desirable to send the same data to multiple
Sending a text message to multiple windows:
Step 1: Choose a Text Window from the
Step 2: While the object is selected, click on the "Copy" toolbar button or select "Copy" in the <Edit> menu at the top of the screen. This will make an exact copy of the Text Window and place it in the clipboard.
Step 3: Now you can paste a copy of your Text Window on any page of the project and move it to the desired position on the screen. While in the
Polling a DAQ Module and sharing the data:
Step 1: Choose a Data Window from the
Step 2: From the command set shown in Table 2 of the product data sheet, choose the command string which is required to retrieve the desired data from the
Step 3: Place another Data Window on the screen, open its Properties' dialog box, and type in the same Object ID Label as used for the first Data Window created in step 2. Leave the "Data Polling Command" space blank because this object will get its data from the polling function already being performed by the first object.
Step 4: If desirable, you can change the specifics of the second Data Window such as the data conversion, multiplier, offset, alarm colors and set points, etc., so that it displays the data in a different format as that of the first.
Step 5: Once the
Sharing the response of a transmitted command:
Much like sharing the data from a polling command as explained above, Screen Objects can share the data which is returned from any transmitted command of a function. Whether a Script, Conditional, Push Button, Button Array, or any other object which can transmit a command, the response can be sent to a Screen Object. And by creating more then one Screen Objects that use the same Object ID Label, the response can be viewed at multiple locations throughout the project and with various different formats simultaneously.