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Ability to change mathematical channel type (MAC, DMAC, IMAC)?

Gary Posey 7 years ago updated by Roy den Drijver 6 months ago 3
It would be great to be able to change the math channel type after it is already created and used within the program. This would be especially useful since when converting an .ida2 to a .ida3, all math channels become real numbers, and in a lot of cases integer channels must be used.
I think that a function like this could be useful. There is a similar idea about a quick way of modifying channels that in a discussion here:
http://forum.iqan.se/topic/676587-ability-to-change-logic-function-block-quickly-by-drop-down-box/

A replace function exists since version 5.01.

It will only replace channels with the same value type (and scope), so it cannot be used to replace a MAC (Real) with IMAC (Integer).

I am already very happy with the replace channel function, however, a replace channel functionality between MAC and IMAC would still be great especially if you have external functions added to your program later that do not seem to have the same mathematical channel type as the already existing program meaning you have to rewrite that part of the code. Would be great if this could be reviewed, thank you in advance!