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Saving Results in an INERTIA Test

Posted by Roy Krans on September 28, 2016

Results in INERTIA store the result of some comparison at some time within your test. Each result can contain a single record or an array of records with each record having a timestamp, the channel’s value, the comparison, and the result of the comparison. To define a result in an INERTIA  Test Profile (within the Inertia Profile Editor), right-click on the Results folder and select Add Result. This will create an empty Result that needs to be configured. 


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Double-click the new result or right-click and select Edit Result to edit its properties.

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A result’s properties include the following:

  • Name, Description: basic descriptive information. The Name must be unique within a test.
  • Size: the number of result records that this result can contain.
  • Value Type: the type of “channel” that is being checked for this result. Types include variables (DAQ channels, setpoints, etc.), test parameters, test local variables, or constants.
  • Value: based on the Value Type chosen, this control provides the appropriate selection to let you chose a value, constant, parameter, etc.
  • Criteria: the comparison to perform on the selected channel/value. So if you want to check if a channel is between 111.0 and 0.0, select one of the In Range options.
  • Upper/Lower Limit Type: Similar to Value Type, this property determines the type of any limits used by the selected Criteria.
  • Upper/Lower Limit Value: Similar to Value, this property provides the appropriate selector for chosing (or entering) your limit value.

Once your result is set up, you can add a Save Result step to your test. Drag and drop a Save Result to your test profile and double-click it to bring up the Save Result properties dialog.

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