ZPL to save geometric image analysis images in a loop

  • 10 August 2023
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I’m trying to use ZPL to run a couple of loops and save geometric image analysis. This loops aim to change the field and wavelength in the settings of the image, but I cannot make it work. 

If I go for the text-only saving option, it doesn’t change either. 

To guide you into the code, first I define the x and y of the fields:

DECLARE setxfields, DOUBLE, 1, 9
DECLARE setyfields, DOUBLE, 1, 9
setxfields(1) = 0.0



Then define the folders and filenames and then start the loop

FOR wave2, 1, 9, 1
    FOR field, 1, 9, 1
    field_x = setxfields(field)
    field_y = setyfields(field)
    SYSP 102, 1, FLDX(field)
    SYSP 103, 1, FLDY(field)
    SYSP 202,1,WAVL(wave2)
    filename$ = arm$+"_"+mode$+"_"+"test_wave_"+$str(WAVL(wave2))+"_field_"+$str(field)+".bim"
    filename2$ = arm$+"_"+mode$+"_"+"test_wave_"+$str(WAVL(wave2))+"_field_"+$str(field)+".bmp"
    destinationFile$ = imaDirectory$ + filename$
    GETTEXTFILE destinationFile$, IMA
   MODIFYSETTINGS  settingsfilename$

    EXPORTBMP window, ImaDirectory$
    CLOSEWINDOW window



Any hint would be appreciated.


Best answer by Mark.Nicholson 11 August 2023, 20:14

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I just wanted to add, that getting the txt output will also be great!

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Hi Lucia,

What’s going wrong? Does the macro produce the correctly named files, but they all have the same data?

One get the window number of the last window opened with  window=WINL(), so when you open the Image Analysis window, it will be window number window + 1. You also seem to have the MODIFYSETTINGS after the call to GETTEXTFILE.

The best way to debug these things is to simplify things. Try writing a macro that makes one change to the settings and save the date. Once you have that working, it should be easy to plug it into your bigger code.