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Last Modified: February 11, 2020

Short name of the string. A signal name must be unique for all signals in a frame.

Valid characters are lowercase letters (a–z), uppercase letters (A–Z), numbers, and underscore (_). Other special characters such as space ( ) and period (.) are not supported within the name. The short name must begin with a letter (uppercase or lowercase) or underscore, and not a number. The short name is limited to 128 characters.

If you write this property, it changes both short and long name.

Data type: datatype_icon

Long Name: Name (Short)

Class: XNET Signal

Permissions: Read/Write

Unlike the I/O name (long name), the short name does not include qualifiers such as the database, cluster, or frame name to ensure that it is unique. The short name is used for display purposes. The fully qualified name is available by using the XNET Signal I/O name as a string.

If you write this property to change the signal's short name and then use the original XNET Signal that contains the old name, errors can result because the old name cannot be found. Use the following steps to avoid this problem:

  1. Get the old Name (Short) property using the property node.
  2. Set the new Name (Short) property for the object.
  3. Close the object using the XNET Database Close node. Wire the close all? input as False to close only the renamed object.
  4. Wire the XNET Signal as the input string to the Search and Replace String node with the old Name (Short) value as the search string and the new Name (Short) value as the replacement string. This replaces the short name in the XNET Signal, while retaining the other text that ensures a unique name.

Where This Property Is Available:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: Not supported

Web Server: Not supported in VIs that run in a web application

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