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This attribute contains a scan list—a string that specifies channel connections and trigger conditions. The niSwitch_InitiateScan function makes or breaks connections and waits for triggers according to the instructions in the scan list. A scan list is comprised of channel names that you separate with special characters. These special characters determine the operations the scanner performs on the channels when it executes this scan list.
- To create a path between two channels, use the following character between the two channel names: -> (a dash followed by a '>' sign) Example: \CH1->CH2\ tells the switch to make a path from channel CH1 to channel CH2.
- To break or clear a path, use the following character as a prefix before the path: ~ (tilde) Example: \~CH1->CH2\ tells the switch to break the path from channel CH1 to channel CH2.
- To tell the switch to wait for a trigger event, use the following character as a separator between paths: ; (semicolon) Example: \CH1->CH2;CH3->CH4\ tells the switch to make the path from channel CH1 to channel CH2, wait for a trigger, and then make the path from CH3 to CH4.
- To tell the switch to create multiple paths simultaneously, use the following character as a separator between the paths: , (comma) Example: \A->B;CH1->CH2,CH3->CH4\ instructs the scanner to make the path between channels A and B, wait for a trigger, and then simultaneously make the paths between channels CH1 and CH2 and between channels CH3 and CH4.
Refer to Scan Lists for additional information.