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PollCat NetLink-VIP & PollCat NLJ-VIP - User’s Guide
16.2. Menu Driven Data Release
The VIP offers four different methods for retrieving buffered data; menu
driven data release, command driven data release, FTP Push and FTP
Server data transfer. During menu driven data release, the Buffer Functions
menu controls and configures the data release process. The menu driven
procedure consists of the following three steps:
Note: Prior to reading data, the user must configure output
options for the port that will drive the data release, as described in
Section 5.4.
1. Set Read Session Parameters: Use item 1 in the Buffer Functions
menu to select desired data types, source port, and other options as
described in Section 16.2.2.
2. Set Partition: Use item 2 in the Buffer Functions menu to set the
partition for your command port as described in Section 16.2.1.
3. Begin Data Release: Use item 4 in the Buffer Functions menu to
begin data release as described in Section 16.2.1.
16.2.1. The Buffer Functions Menu
After configuring the command port, go to the VIP Main Menu, and type
2 [Enter] to display the Buffer Functions Menu (Figure 16.3.) The Buffer
Functions menu offers the following options:
1. Set Read Session Parameters: Selects Read Session parameters,
including the Source Port, Data Type, Start Record, and Record Count.
For more information on Read Session Parameters, please refer to
Section 16.2.2.
2. Set Partition: Sets the partition for the user's port according
to currently selected Read Session Parameters. If Read Session
Parameters have not been redefined, the partition for this port will
include all records by default.
3. Release Partition: Releases the port's partition, allowing other ports
to access the formerly partitioned data.
4. Enter "Read" Session: When this item is selected, the VIP will
display a submenu before beginning data release. The following
options are available:
a) Start Data Output: To begin, press [Enter].
b) Next Group (^B02): This is used when releasing groups of
records as described in Section 16.2.2. For example, if Record
Count is set at 10, the VIP will release a group of ten records and
then pause. To release the next group, invoke command ^B02.
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