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I use several Call Executables (calls a VB executable) with my main sequence. How can I pull out data and compare it without using Active X Automation Adapter?

I use several Call Executables (calls a VB executable) with my main sequence. How can I pull out data and compare it without using Active X Automation Adapter?


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Re: I use several Call Executables (calls a VB executable) with my main sequence. How can I pull out data and compare it without using Active X Automation Adapter?

There is no way of getting data back from an executable directly using the Call Executable Step type.

A good way of exchanging data with an executable is using ActiveX. With VB you can create an ActiveX executable or DLL.

Also, if you don't want to use ActiveX, you can generate a TXT file with Visual Basic and read it back in TestStand using the Limit/Property Loader step type.

Roberto Piacentini
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Re: I use several Call Executables (calls a VB executable) with my main sequence. How can I pull out data and compare it without using Active X Automation Adapter?

LabVIEW's System Exec function returns Standard Output and Standard Error strings. Are those 2 strings available for TestStand's Call Executable step? I am really only looking for similar functionality in TestStand that we have in LabVIEW..
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