Channel names containing brackets are truncated (to bracket position) after saving data. Double quote ("), comma (,), colon (:), tilde (~) must not be used in channel names. The following rules shall also apply to the channel name:
- It must contain at least one letter, numbers only is not allowed
- It must not consist of 'c' and a number (e.g. 'c1', 'C2', etc.)
- It cannot be identical to the name of an internal mathematical function, i.e. 'deriv', 'mod', 'integral' etc. are not permitted
In principle, a channel name may contain an arbitrary number of spaces. However, we do not recommend using spaces - use a '_' character instead. Channel names containing spaces may cause problems if used in computations. In case of problems with computation channels, there will be a notification about potential problems with channel names.
Additionally, the following rules shall apply to the channel name of eDAQ/eDAQ-lite devices:
- It must not contain spaces
- It may have a maximum of 11 characters
- Channel names of eDAQ devices must not contain special characters (ASCII characters with character number greater than 128 included)
catman Easy/AP will prevent you from entering special characters when changing channel names manually. Be, however, aware that names may also originate from TEDS sensors or reside within the amplifier and will be read in during a device scan. In these cases, catmanEasy/AP does not automatically change the name. It is up to you to check the names and, if necessary, remove the special characters.