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Test stand string array call in message with dynamic upper bound help

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Hello,

 

So I have a python scrip that returns a tuple list that changes from time to time. Sometimes there is nothing in it sometimes there is up to 5 strings inside. I got container set up correct in teststand I see it populated with my strings.

 

Now in python I can do MyTupleList[0:] to get the full list, however when I try to do similar in teststand I get errors.

 

What I am trying to do is have a message popup with text: "The list contains: " + Locas.MyTupleList[0:]

 

It should then give user the message as The list contains: dog, cat  and so on

 

I am clearly missing some sort of correct syntax to do MyTupleList[0 to end], is anyone familiar with this?

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I am not really familiar with Python, though:

 

do I understand correctly, that you het the correct Tupel / List / whatever in a TestStand data object? 

So the question comes down to: how can I display all array elements (number of elements dynamic) in a string / message box?

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That is correct. I can list elements of this list by writing in message expression field: "The list contains: " + Locas.MyTupleList[0] + Locas.MyTupleList[1] +  Locas.MyTupleList[2] + Locas.MyTupleList[3] + and so on"

 

What I am trying to do is just write the message so it would dynamically adjust the upper limit  like Locas.MyTupleList[0 to end].

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Don't think, this is possible using an expression in TestStand, since there are no loops available (to my knowledge)

 

I recommend (though it seems awkward to a programmer) to assemble the message string using some steps (for loop / for each loop for example) and some statement steps.

Or have your Python module returning the appropriate string.

 

After all, TestStand is a TestManagement software, not exactly a programming environment

 

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Understood, thanks for the help

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