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Subject: RE: LabVIEW EPICS I/O Server
From: <ulrik.pedersen@diamond.ac.uk>
To: <pawel@bira.com>, <pbt@observatorysciences.co.uk>, <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:29:21 -0000
I had the same problem a while ago and contacted NI about it. It turns
out that the freely available EPICS CA library (the ZIP file with the
complicated manual installation procedure) was available only for
LabVIEW 2008.

>From LabVIEW 2009 (and presumably onwards) you must purchase the DSC
module to get the EPICS CA integration... (client and server)

>From the wording in the email it sounded like NI was intending to make
the EPICS CA integration freely available again (as it was for LabVIEW
2008) but they just hadn't got around to it yet. I will try to dig out
that email again once I have restored access to my archived mails...

Cheers,
Ulrik

-----Original Message-----
From: tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov
[mailto:tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Pawel Kowalski -
BiRa Systems Inc.
Sent: 15 March 2010 14:33
To: pbt@observatorysciences.co.uk; 'EPICS tech-talk'
Subject: RE: LabVIEW EPICS I/O Server

Hi Phillip,

Although I do have the DSC module installed I know I've been able to use
the
EPICS I/O client in LabView without this. I'm a little surprised that
you
need to download anything to get this installed on your end, from what I
understand epics support was supposed to be built in right out of the
box in
LabView 2009 and I know that I never had to download anything off the NI
web
site to get this going. When installing LabView off the CD do you not
have
an option for an epics client?

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BiRa Systems Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov
[mailto:tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov]
On Behalf Of Philip Taylor
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 8:27 AM
To: EPICS tech-talk
Subject: LabVIEW EPICS I/O Server

I am trying to use the "native" (NI-supplied) EPICS I/O Server support
for
LabVIEW 
2009 without the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC)
module.

I followed the relevant download and installation instructions, as shown
in
this page:
http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/10812

Its worth mentioning that step 5 as shown on that page (and the file 
'epicsreadme.txt')  is identical to Step 2. I assume this is an error
and
should in 
fact state that a further software installation is to be done from the
.msi
file in 
folder EPICS_LVSupp_90?

Anyway, having performed the installation and restarted the National
Instruments 
Variable Engine, I right-click on 'My Computer' target in a new Project
window, 
select 'New>I/O Server' from the shortcut menu, select 'EPICS Client'
option
(this 
does appear) and finally click the 'Continue..' button.

A 'Configure EPICS Client I/O Server' dialog box should appear. But for
me,
nothing 
happens at all after I click the 'Continue' button. so I cannot
configure an
EPICS 
I/O Server.

I have repeated this installation now on 3 separate PCs, all behave the
same. All 
are running LabVIEW 2009 on Windows XP.

Has anyone succeeded in configuring an EPICS I/O Server for LabVIEW 2009
without the 
Datalogging and Supervisory Control module?

Philip Taylor


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