RAW has an online mode that will watch a folder, and automatically load any files placed in the folder that RAW can read. This is typically used to automatically load in data as it is being collected at the beamline. This is distinct from the automatic update feature of the SEC Control panel, and both features can be active at once.
Turning on/off online mode¶
In order to turn on online mode, go to the Options->Online Mode menu and click the “Online” option. When you go online, a file browser will open and you will pick a folder. This folder (and only this folder, online mode does not recurse into subfolders) will be monitored by RAW. Every time a file is added (or updated) in the folder, RAW checks to see whether it can load the file. If it can, it will be loaded into RAW (for example, detector images will be integrated and loaded into the Manipulation panel and Main plot).
To disable online mode, go to the Options->Online Mode menu and click the “Offline” option.
Note: The online status of RAW is indicated in the status bar at the bottom of the main RAW window. On the right side, it says “Mode: <status>” where <status> is OFFLINE or ONLINE. This is only toggled by this online mode, not the automatic update feature of the SEC panel.
Changing directories in online mode¶
If you wish to change the directory that RAW is monitoring in online mode, go to the Options->Online Mode menu and click the “Change Directory” option. A file browser will appear, and you will use that to select the new folder for the Online mode.
Online mode filter¶
In some cases, you may not want every file that enters the directory (that can be read by RAW) to be loaded into RAW. In this case, it is possible to set a filter so that only certainly files can be loaded into RAW. The filter can consist of any number of individual items, which are set as follows. First, chose whether an item is include (open only if) or exclude (don’t open if). Then provide a string for RAW to match in the file name. Then specify where in the filename RAW should match the string (start, end, anywhere). This filter can be set in the options window.