Read line of text from instrument and include terminator
tline = fgets(obj)
[tline,count] = fgets(obj)
[tline,count,msg] = fgets(obj)
[tline,count,msg,datagramaddress,datagramport] = fgets(obj)
An interface object.
The text read from the instrument, including the terminator.
The number of values read.
A message indicating that the read operation did not complete successfully.
The datagram address.
The datagram port.
tline = fgets(obj) reads one line of text from the instrument connected to obj, and returns the data to tline. The returned data includes the terminator with the text line. To exclude the terminator, use fgetl.
Create the GPIB object g, connect g to a Tektronix® TDS 210 oscilloscope, configure g to complete read operations when the End-Of-String character is read, and write the *IDN? command with the fprintf function. *IDN? instructs the scope to return identification information.
g = gpib('ni',0,1); fopen(g) g.EOSMode = 'read'; fprintf(g,'*IDN?')
Asynchronously read the identification information from the instrument.
readasync(g) g.BytesAvailable ans = 56
Use fgets to transfer the data from the input buffer to the MATLAB® workspace, and include the terminator.
idn = fgets(g) idn = TEKTRONIX,TDS 210,0,CF:91.1CT FV:v1.16 TDS2CM:CMV:v1.04 length(idn) ans = 56
Disconnect g from the scope, and remove g from memory and the workspace.
fclose(g) delete(g) clear g
Before you can read text from the instrument, it must be connected to obj with the fopen function. A connected interface object has a Status property value of open. An error is returned if you attempt to perform a read operation while obj is not connected to the instrument.
If msg is not included as an output argument and the read operation was not successful, then a warning message is returned to the command line.
The ValuesReceived property value is increased by the number of values read — including the terminator — each time fgets is issued.
A read operation with fgets blocks access to the MATLAB command line until
The terminator is read. For serial port, TCPIP, UDP, and VISA-serial objects, the terminator is given by the Terminator property. Note that for UDP objects, DatagramTerminateMode must be off.
For all other interface objects except VISA-RSIB, the terminator is given by the EOSCharCode property.
The EOI line is asserted (GPIB and VXI instruments only).
A datagram has been received (UDP objects only if DatagramTerminateMode is on).
The time specified by the Timeout property passes.
The input buffer is filled.
The EOSCharCode property value is recognized only when the EOSMode property is configured to read or read&write. For example, if EOSMode is configured to read and EOSCharCode is configured to LF, then one of the ways that the read operation terminates is when the line feed character is received.
If EOSMode is none or write, then there is no terminator defined for read operations. In this case, fgets will complete execution and return control to the command line when another criterion, such as a timeout, is met.