Java: NetTables Client
The NetTables Client is a custom piece of software designed to organize smart dashboard outputs into an easy to read .txt file or a .csv file that can easily be turned into a spreadsheet.
Getting the Client
To get the NetTables Client go to the directory where you have the 2015-roboRIO-repo. Then navigate to Ian>NetTables Clients. If you want a standalone version of the client, copy the most current NetTables Client folder (ex: NetTables Client V1.x) into another directory. If you want an eclipse version, import the latest eclipse project (ex: NetTables Client Eclipse V1.x).
Running the Client
The client is designed to be simple and easy to run. The client may take a while to start but when it does it will create a .txt and .csv log file. Closing the client window will terminate the program.
Running the Standalone Client
To run the standalone client, navigate to the folder where it is stored and make sure that the folder contains an init-params.txt and run-params.txt. To start the client run the NetTables Client V1.1.jar.
Running the Eclipse Project
To run the Eclipse project, open the project and make sure that the folder contains an init-params.txt and a run-params.txt. Click the Run button to start the client.
Editing the Parameters
The init-params.txt and run-params files contain instructions for the client. They are meant to be easily edited. The init-params.txt file is only run once when the program is initiated. The run-params.txt file is constantly looping. You can give the client instructions by using commands. This is an example of what a run-params file might look like:
Last updated on 3/9/2015. The Arm subsystem is unused as of 3/9/2015. unused SUBSYSTEM Arm unused GETBOOL Arm/Grabbing unused GETBOOL Arm/Container Sensor unused GETBOOL Arm/Forward Limit unused GETBOOL Arm/Back Limit unused GETNUM Arm/Potentiometer unused NEWLINE SUBSYSTEM Vision GETNUM CameraVision/First Edge GETNUM CameraVision/Second Edge GETNUM CameraVision/Offset GETNUM CameraVision/Vision Proc Time NEWLINE SUBSYSTEM Claw GETBOOL Claw/Closed NEWLINE SUBSYSTEM Drivetrain GETBOOL Drivetrain/High Gear GETNUM Drivetrain/LeftEncoder Raw GETNUM Drivetrain/RightEncoder Raw GETNUM Drivetrain/LeftEncoder GETNUM Drivetrain/RightEncoder GETNUM Drivetrain/Gyro GETNUM Drivetrain/Left LineReader Value GETNUM Drivetrain/Right LineReader Value GETBOOL Drivetrain/Left LineReader OnWhite GETBOOL Drivetrain/Right LineReader OnWhite GETNUM Drivetrain/LineTrackerLimit NEWLINE SUBSYSTEM Elevator GETBOOL Elevator/Upper Limit GETBOOL Elevator/Lower Limit GETBOOL Elevator/Top Triggered GETNUM Elevator/Encoder
Any line that doesn't begin with a command is a ignored. All of the fully capitalized words are commands and the text after each is a parameter. A Table of Commands and their Functions