Wave:CLI

Wave has a command-line interface (CLI) that offers the commands described below.

Type Wave.exe -help to get help in the console.

Import

Wave.exe -import file1[, file2[, ...]]


Import one or multiple files and then show Wave.

Notes:
• Depending on the file format, the file import dialog may be shown when importing files using the CLI. To avoid this, use a WVP file as input in which the series to import or the import settings are already specified.

Examples

Wave.exe -import path\to\file1.zrx path\to\file2.zrx


Imports the time series contained in the two files file1.zrx and file2.zrx.

Wave.exe -import path\to\file1.csv


Opens the File Import Dialog for file1.csv and then imports series as specified by the user.

Convert

Wave.exe -convert [-i] [-of <format>] file1[, file2[, ...]] path_out


Import one or multiple files and export them to path_out, without showing Wave.

The option -i (interactive) will show the Import File Dialog for files containing multiple time series. Without the option -i (non-interactive), no dialog will be shown and all series from all files will be imported.

The option -of <format> allows you to specify the output format (currently supports BIN, CSV and DFS0). Without the option -of, the output format is by default CSV.

If the output format supports multiple timeseries in one file (e.g. CSV), path_out represents the path to the desired output filename.

If the output format only supports a single timeseries per file (e.g. BIN), path_out represents the path to the desired output directory. Output filenames are automatically generated from the time series titles. Use a WVP-file with user-defined titles as input in order to define output file names (see example below).

Notes:
• Output files will be overwritten.
• To specify which series to import from which files without interaction or to specify more import settings, use a WVP file as input.
• When converting to DFS0, a dialog will be shown for setting EUM items and units

Examples

Wave.exe -convert path\to\file1.wel path\to\file2.zrx path\to\file_out.csv


Imports all the time series contained in the files file1.wel and file2.zrx and exports them as CSV to file_out.csv.

Wave.exe -convert -i path\to\file1.wel path\to\file_out.csv


Opens the Import File Dialog for selecting the series to import from the file file1.wel and exports them as CSV to file_out.csv.

Wave.exe -convert path\to\projectfile.wvp path\to\file_out.csv


Imports series from files as specified in the Wave project file projectfile.wvp and exports them as CSV to file_out.csv.

Wave.exe -convert -of BIN path\to\projectfile.wvp path\to\output\directory


Contents of projectfile.wvp:

# project file for converting DFS0 to BIN with custom filenames
file=path\to\input\example.dfs0
series="series 1":00000001
series="series 2":00000002
series="series 3":00000003


Imports series from files as specified in the Wave project file projectfile.wvp and exports them in BIN format to path\to\output\directory, using the titles specified in the projectfile.wvp as filenames (in this case 00000001.bin, 00000002.bin etc.).

Notes

• Filenames and paths containing spaces or special characters must be enclosed in quotes
• Option -of was added in Wave v1.10.5
• The CLI was added in Wave v1.10.3