Difference Between Network-Published:Buffering and Bind To Source in Multiple Variable Editor

Updated Jan 9, 2019

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I am using Network Published Shared Variables: when opening the Multiple Variable Editor I see that I can select the options Network-Published: Buffered and Network-Published: Bind To Source. What are the differences between these two options?


As reported here, if the Network-Published: Buffered flag is checked the storage of the data from the network-published shared variable in a first-in-first-out (FIFO) buffer is enabled. 

The Network-Published: Bind To Source flag, instead, allows you to bind the network-published shared variable to either a local (i.e. referred to the same LabVIEW Project the variable is defined into) and a global (i.e. defined in NI MAX) NI-DAQmx Virtual Channels. Further information can be found here.


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