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Retrieve files from compact flash MSO 4034

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Retrieve files from compact flash MSO 4034

Post by akalei » January 26th, 2012, 4:30 pm

I have .png and .csv files saved on the compact flash. I would like to retrieve them via ethernet to a windows computer via labview but am not sure how to use the filesystem:readfile command. I do not have the luxury of using a compact flash reader.

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

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Re: Retrieve files from compact flash MSO 4034

Post by Chris B » January 27th, 2012, 7:59 am

I am not a LabView expert, but the algorithm I would use:

First, set the current working directory to the compact flash with:
FILESystem:CWD "D:"

next, if you do not know all the names of the files you need, then get the this of whats on the drive:

Then, loop through the contents of the file names with the:
FILESystem:READFile "<filename>"

Now, this will transfer the data over to your PC, and be held in RAM by your program. You will have to write that data to a file on the PC yourself.

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Re: Retrieve files from compact flash MSO 4034

Post by pandeyom9 » May 7th, 2018, 10:08 pm

I am able to transfer text or csv files but not image files. Could you please provide me VBA code to get the data from PC memory.
For text file I used below given code;
Getting text file using this
FILESystem:READFile "<filename>"
and then below given code for creating the text file.

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    Dim fso As Object
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

    Dim Fileout As Object

    Set Fileout = fso.CreateTextFile("D:\vba2.txt", True, True)

    Fileout.Write Osc.ReadString
It would be great if you can provide me code to transfer the image file.

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Re: Retrieve files from compact flash MSO 4034

Post by Dave W » May 8th, 2018, 9:14 am

Hi pandeyom9,

You seem to have had a similar post regarding the DPO5204B. The issue here is the same as the issue in that post. My response was
When you read the bytes from the instrument you need to write them directly to a file on disk without any modification. I'm not too familiar with VBA, but I would guess your Osc.ReadString call is going to modify the bytes and try to convert them into a Unicode string which will corrupt the image data. Make sure you are reading the data back from the scope as a byte array and not a string.
In short, don't treat the data returned as text because it is not text. Treat it as plain old bytes and make sure you are writing the raw bytes to disk without any modifications.

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