Purpose of ‘Capture’ action in ProfileGenerics

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bleg
Purpose of ‘Capture’ action in ProfileGenerics

What exactly does Capture action do?
Every PG has its dedicated data buffer inside of a meter.
My meter writes events into logbooks as soon as they happen (attribute #7 of PG is updated automatically).
Why Do i need to execute the Capture Action?

Kurumi
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Hi,

You can same a lot more than just events to the PG. Capture makes possible to save current values to the buffer. It can be called from the script.

BR,

Mikko

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Mikko Kurunsaari
Gurux Ltd
http://www.gurux.fi

bleg

So, as i understand the mechanics:
generally you could set your own set of capture objects for the buffer.
Then you can trigger reading those values into buffer by Capture action.
Is this correct?

PS: I just was confused because the only meter i worked with, has fixed (read-only) set of capture objects,
and saves them to buffer automatically, so it doesn’t even support manual Capture action.

Kurumi
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Hi,

It's easier (and safer) to use static capture objects. For this reason, this isn't usually implemented for cheaper meters that are for domestic use.

You have understood this correctly.

BR,
Mikko

________________________________________
Mikko Kurunsaari
Gurux Ltd
http://www.gurux.fi