This article describes the usage ot the filter "Additional signal" of the ToolScope, which generates a new empty sensor signal.

The filter does not process any data. The filter just creates an empty signal channel which is filled elsewhere.

It can be used, for example, to create a data channel that can be modified via the "Set process ID" button.

The signal designation and the signal type can be configured in the driver.

The signal type is entered as a whole integer with values from 0 to 3. The meaning of the numbers is coded as follows:

  • 0: The field contains a floating point number (64-bit)
  • 1: The field contains a string of 8 characters maximum
  • 2: The field contains a string of 16 characters maximum
  • The field contains a string of 32 characters maximum