IniValueEditor – Free Tool from Cal Lab Solutions, Inc.

IniValueEditor.exe  is a specialized editor for allowing safer and more convenient editing of INI files than using Notepad.exe.  The editor was originally designed as an external extension tool to assist programs written using the Fluke MET/CAL® development tool set.  It can also be used as a standalone program.

This editor was developed as part of an A2LA compliant Fluke 5720 calibrator calibration procedure, developed under contract with U.S. Army Primary Standards Laboratory.  In the procedure, an INI file is used to pass correction factors and calibration data required to calibrate the 5720. During the initial delivery and installation of the procedure, it became clear that the usage of the INI file presented some issues and concerns for the average calibration technician.  Simply instructing them to edit the calibration data in Notepad.exe was not sufficient.  Additionally, we wanted to make sure the users would only edit the calibration data and not unwittingly change the structure of the file, causing issues during the calibration.


The IniValueEditor.exe is designed to only let the users edit the values in the INI file.  They are not able toadd elements or change the file structure.  It can be launched from a Fluke MET/CAL® procedure where the INI file is automatically loaded or from the desktop icon.


MET/CAL® Implementation:

IniValueEditor.exe is invoked using the DOS or DOSE FSC passing in the full INI file path as a command line parameter.

EXAMPLE:

1.003  MATH         Path=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Cal Lab Solutions\\”
1.004  MATH         Path=Path&”IniValueEditor\\”
1.005  MATH         File=”C:\\CLS\\Metcal\\Data\\Fluke57XXProc.ini”
1.006  DOS          -u [V Path]IniValueEditor.exe [V File]

Stand-alone Implementation:

When IniValueEditor.exe is run as a standalone executable, files may be opened by dragging them onto the editor’s surface or by using the File/Open menu.

Legal Disclaimer:

Cal Lab Solutions, Inc. is licensing IniValueEditor.exe to the community free of charge.  Any user can download the application and run it free of charge as long as they agree to the license agreement.

Download Link:
ftp://ftp.callabsolutions.com/FTP/METCAL/IniValueEditor/Install/

Company Website Link:
http://www.callabsolutions.com/inivalueeditor-a-free-tool-from-cal-lab-solutions/

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