Automation module

The Automation module allows you to:

  • Automate data processing using a language of your choice (COM interface supplied).
  • Use the Console dialog box to access the Echoview Command interface in order to view and change variable properties.

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A COM script to change school detection setting

Figure 1. COM script to change a school detection setting.

COM features

With Echoview COM automation, control can come from a script, web page or other program and interaction between the script, the user and Echoview is possible.

  • A subset of COM objects emulate all the commands of automated export scripting. 
  • Other COM objects give you access to further Echoview features, EV file settings, raw variable property settings and the Command interface.

The advantages of COM object scripting are:

  • The COM object can query Echoview as it runs. This allows you to make informed decisions.
  • Operations can be easily performed on multiple objects, or an entire collection.
  • Commands are executed serially.
  • The object is immediately informed of the failure of a procedure call. This makes it easier to find the source of a failed export or an unexpected result.
  • Echoview does not have to initialize and terminate for each script. This has the potential to make small scripts run faster.
  • It is easy to extend to support new functionality.

Console dialog box

The Console dialog box is a live and interactive venue to access the Echoview Command interface. A simple yet powerful command syntax can access Echoview management functions and the properties of raw and virtual variables. Use of the Console dialog box is licensed under the Automation module.

The Command interface enables:

  • The ability to change a property in multiple variables.
  • The ability to export interface commands to file.
  • The ability to import interface commands from file.
  • The ability to express interface commands as a VB COM script.
  • The ability to export Variable Properties, EV File Properties and Transducer Properties to a text file.

See also

About automating Echoview
Example COM scripts

Exporting in Echoview

Licenses and demonstration mode

Operator licensing in Echoview