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ValuesSent

Total number of values written to instrument

Description

ValuesSent indicates the total number of values written to the instrument. The value is updated after each successful write operation, and is set to 0 after the fopen function is issued. If you are writing the terminator, then ValuesSent reflects this value.

If you are writing data asynchronously, use the BytesToOutput property to return the number of bytes currently in the output buffer.

When performing a write operation, the transmitted data is represented by values rather than bytes. A value consists of one or more bytes. For example, one uint32 value consists of four bytes. Refer to Output Buffer and Data Flow for more information about bytes and values.

Characteristics

Usage

Any instrument object

Read only

Always

Data type

Double

Values

The default value is 0.

Examples

Create a serial port object on a Windows® machine associated with the serial port COM1.

s = serial('COM1');
fopen(s)

If you write the *IDN? command using the fprintf function, then ValuesSent is 6 because the default data format is %s\n, and the terminator was written.

fprintf(s,'*IDN?')
s.ValuesSent
ans =
    6

See Also

Functions

fopen

Properties

BytesToOutput