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Subject: Automated ELOG entries from IOC
From: John Dobbins <jad@lepp.cornell.edu>
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 22:08:34 -0500
Dear All,

We are using ELOG from http://midas.psi.ch/elog/index.html and would like to be able to have an IOC make automated e-log entries. This particular package comes with source code for a command line tool for making entries and I assume this can be easily adapted to the task at hand.

I am wondering if others have done similar things and if they have any advice.

It seems non-trivial to manipulate lengthy strings in an IOC (use waveform record?) so I was thinking it might be easier to create device support that reads in a file of pre-canned messages on start-up and then have an output record pass to device support an index to one of these messages.

However I can also think of other ways to do this, e.g. an external script that monitors a particular record via Channel Access and does the appropriate things when it sees a change.

I am open to ideas. Thanks,

John Dobbins
Laboratory of Elementary Particle Physics
Cornell University

p.s. What type of person write to Tech-talk at 10:00 PM ???



Replies:
Re: Automated ELOG entries from IOC Maren Purves
Re: Automated ELOG entries from IOC Matthias Clausen
Re: Automated ELOG entries from IOC Noboru Yamamoto

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