Specify descriptive name for instrument object
You configure Name to be a descriptive name for an instrument object.
When you create an instrument object, a descriptive name is automatically generated and stored in Name. However, you can change this value at any time. As shown below, the components of Name reflect the instrument object type and the input arguments you supply to the creation function.
Default Value of Name
GPIB and BoardIndex-PrimaryAddress-SecondaryAddress
Serial and Port
TCPIP and RemoteHost
UDP and RemoteHost
VISA-Serial and Port
VISA-GPIB and BoardIndex-PrimaryAddress-SecondaryAddress
VISA-VXI and ChassisIndex-LogicalAddress
VISA-GPIB-VXI and ChassisIndex-LogicalAddress
VISA-TCPIP and BoardIndex-RemoteHost-LANName
VISA-RSIB and RemoteHost
VISA-USB and BoardIndex-ManufacturerID- ModelCode-SerialNumber-InterfaceIndex
If the secondary address is not specified when a GPIB or VISA-GPIB object is created, then Name does not include this component.
If you change the value of any property that is a component of Name (for example, Port or PrimaryAddress), then Name is automatically updated to reflect those changes.