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Write to Measurement File Multi-File Termination Settings

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the File Termination settings for the Write to Measurement File Express VI...What is the difference between Segments and Samples?  And If I Select multiple File Termination setting will they all reset back to 0/default when one of them activates a new_file?

 

I want to generate a file with multiple COLUMNs of data and one Segment Header at the top.  I then want a new file to be created whenever it reaches 1048576 ROWs of data (Max size for Excel 2007 to read) - is this Samples or Segments? OR generate a new File every week (168 hours), if the Max Samples/Segments have not been reached.

 

When i Select both "After n Samples/Segments" and "At specified interval", will it reset the 168 hour interval back to 0 whenever a new file is created from reaching n Samples/segments or will the time interval keep going uninterupted and create a odd sized file?

 

 

 

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Hi Mikep815,

 

I think the below link will provide you some additional information on your questions: http://www.ni.com/white-paper/4139/en/

 

If I understand correctly, your 1048576 limit would be a sample setting. Also by using the time interval setting the time count will reset after the new file is created.

 

Hope this helps.

MJ
Application Engineer
National Instruments
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