Serial Data string

Q: I was wondering about the data string listed in the I-Mark Model 200 Connections Guide.                                        [:] “Data to be marked” [CRLF]                                     [58] “Data to be marked” [1312]                                     58 “Data to be marked” 1312                                     [:] “Data to be marked” [CRLF] I can see the output Read more…

Programming placeholders in the I-Mark Software

Q: How to program layout for ASCII placeholders? Which code do you use the %P# or the %###? How do you determine the size of the placeholder?

A: When programming text the following box will be seen on the I-Mark screen:

The %P# is used for is the proper command for programming a Serial data string variable. The %### is used to print ASCII characters within the marking layout.

In the command string “%P#” the only item that is changed is #. This is replaced with a variable from 0 through 9. The number relates to the field number in the incoming data string. The text box will automatically be size to fit the information in the data string. The three elements that the programmer may control are: 1) The size of the Text 2) The spcaing of the Text 3) The location of the Lower Left Hand corner of the Text box.