The ASCII Output Task writes EPS
events to an Ascii text file.
The Ascii output utility is a logging utility which writes either all events from the
Event Processor or Movement events to an Ascii text file. The fields that are output
to this file are user definable. The output file can be setup to rollover at
specified times. This allows for smaller Ascii event files. This utility is
useful when configuring a new system to capture the events being sent from the Event
Processor. The typical ASCII output status screen appears as seen below.
Here we can see that Movement Events are being logged, the output file and when that file
will change next.
The ASCII options screen appears as seen below.
Here the type of events (All or Movement) is set. If a filter is specified it is
This is also where the ASCII Output file format is defined. The Output Definition
screen is seen below.
All output fields are fixed length unless Delimited Output is specified. Delimited
output should be used if the Output data is to be imported into a spreadsheet. CR/LF
should be specified if the file is to be edited or viewed with a test editor. A
section of a typical Ascii Output file is shown below.
Last Modified: February 11, 2003