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Name

Specify descriptive name for instrument object

Description

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.

Instrument Object

Default Value of Name

GPIB

GPIB and BoardIndex-PrimaryAddress-SecondaryAddress

serial port

Serial and Port

TCPIP

TCPIP and RemoteHost

UDP

UDP and RemoteHost

VISA-serial

VISA-Serial and Port

VISA-GPIB

VISA-GPIB and BoardIndex-PrimaryAddress-SecondaryAddress

VISA-VXI

VISA-VXI and ChassisIndex-LogicalAddress

VISA-GPIB-VXI

VISA-GPIB-VXI and ChassisIndex-LogicalAddress

VISA-TCPIP

VISA-TCPIP and BoardIndex-RemoteHost-LANName

VISA-RSIB

VISA-RSIB and RemoteHost

VISA-USB

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.

Characteristics

Usage

Any instrument object

Read-only

Never

Data type

String

Values

Name is automatically defined at object creation time. The value of Name depends on the specific instrument object you create.

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