Load and run scripts using SD memory cards
To load a script into the internal flash memory, follow the following steps:
- Copy the script (a regular text file) onto the SD card
- Create a text file on the same SD card with the name 'autorun.txt'. Enter the line "load yourfile.txt" in this file. Close this line with 'enter' .
- Place the SD card in the Avisaro 2.0 product and turn on power and wait 5 seconds
- The script is loaded into the flash memory of the Base Module. Both files (autorun.txt and yourfile.txt) can be removed from SD card.
- To have the script start right away, add a 'run' command in the autorun file. To have the script start after power cycling the product, add a 'run auto' command.
Load and run scripts temporarily
For special purposes or for testing it might be necessary to execute a script, but not to store it into the internal flash memory. Thus, after power cycling, the previously stored script remains active.
To run a script temporarily, follow the following steps:
- Copy the script onto a SD card. Name the script "temp_run.bas". This particluar file name is recognized by Avisaro Loggers.
- Insert the SD card into the logger. The logger automaticlly finds the "temp_run.bas" file. This script is then started without being copied into internal flash memory. Currently executed other scripts are stopped.
- To clear the temporarily loaded script, restart the logger by i.e. power cycling.
- The automatic execution of scripts works when the logger is powered up while the SD card with "temp_run.bas" is inserted. To load and run the script temporarily upon power up, add a 'autorun.txt' file. Enter the command "run temp_run.bas" ( more) to force execution of this script without loading it into internal flash.
- The execution of "temp_run.bas" forces currently running scripts to be stopped. However, a mechanism exists to avoid that just loaded scripts are stopped and started again when the same SD card is ejected and inserted. This works based on the card ID - a unique ID each SD card has.