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NI FlexLogger API for Python

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About

The niflexlogger-automation package contains an API (Application Programming Interface) and examples for using Python to automate NI FlexLogger. The automation API supports modifying the configuration of existing FlexLogger projects and controlling the execution of FlexLogger test sessions. The package is implemented in Python. NI created and supports this package.

Requirements

niflexlogger-automation has the following requirements:

  • FlexLogger 2021 R3+

  • CPython 3.6 - 3.9

Installation

To install niflexlogger-automation, use one of the following methods:

  • pip:

    $ python -m pip install niflexlogger-automation
    
  • easy_install from setuptools:

    $ python -m easy_install niflexlogger-automation
    
  • Download the project source and run:

    $ python setup.py install
    

Usage

Refer to the documentation for detailed information on how to use niflexlogger-automation.

Refer to Getting Started with CompactDAQ and FlexLogger, for more information on installing FlexLogger, using hardware, or downloading FlexLogger examples.

Automated Tests

The Python API package contains a number of automated tests which should be used to validate API changes before submitting a pull request. If a pull request contains new API functionality, new automated tests that exercise the new functionality should be included with the pull request.

To run the automated tests for the Python API, you must first configure FlexLogger to load the test plugins that the test projects use. To do this, copy tests/assets/pythonTests.config to %public%\Documents\National Instruments\FlexLogger\Plugins\IOPlugins, and in that file replace <path to git repo> with the path to the cloned repo.

After this is done, you can run the tests with tox.

Support / Feedback

The niflexlogger-automation package is supported by NI. For support for niflexlogger-automation, open a request through the NI support portal at ni.com.

Bugs / Feature Requests

To report a bug or submit a feature request, use the GitHub issues page.

License

niflexlogger-automation is licensed under an MIT-style license (see LICENSE). Other incorporated projects may be licensed under different licenses. All licenses allow for non-commercial and commercial use.