Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
C++ MTConnect Agent
A list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers is contained in this document to assist you in the development or modification of a MTConnect Agent.
Question: How can I monitor DataItem changes with an Observer pattern?
Question: Can I use a http CNC back-end adapter instead of SHDR?
Question: Is there a simple way in Windows XP/Vista/7 in which to test the HTTP C++ Agent Post interface?
Question: Is there a simple way to upload an “asset” XML file to the HTTP C++ Agent?
Question: How do I read my information from the agent configuration file using dlib?
Question: Can I add my own XML DataItem from within the Agent and not in the devices xml file?
Question: How do I access the latest value for a given DataItem?
Question: How can I incorporate other XML schemas and data into MTConnect?
Question: Is there a way to transmit multiline SHDR data to an MTConnect Agent, which would be very useful in transmitting an XML asset file?
Question: How do I configure the Agent logger?
Question: How do I save an Asset file within the Cpp Agent code?
Question: Can I change the Date Timestamps from UTC to more readable Locl time?
Question: How can I incorporate windows features into the Cpp Agent?
Question: How can I incorporate COM features and COM security into the Cpp Agent?
Question: How can I incorporate another adapter with its own thread into the Cpp Agent?