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Managing Aliases

Last Modified: July 20, 2020

Use an alias to reference a specific database file. An alias provides a shorter, easier-to-read name for use within your application. FlexRay and LIN protocols require alias names to be assigned to databases, while the CAN protocol does not.

Alias names are used in many NI-XNET features, including the deployment of database files to LabVIEW Real-Time targets. When you open a database file in the NI-XNET Database Editor, an alias is automatically added.

Select View »Alias Manager to open the Alias Manager.

You can manually add a local alias:

  1. Select the button at the right of a row, and use the Open Database explorer window to find the database file you want to add.
  2. Select the file, and click Open.
  3. Click the add symbol (+) at the right of the row to add a new row.

Click the gear icon at the right of a row to open the Alias Properties window and display any configurable properties for the database.

To add an alias for an RT target, you must first provide the target hostname or IP address and valid connection credentials in the appropriate fields, and then click Connect. Once connected, click Deploy Alias to select a database to deploy.

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