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GetInt16 - method of object PmBuffer

Description:
Reading the integer 2 byte value.
Syntax:
Long GetInt16(Long nOffset, [Long nEncoding])
Calling:
Value = PmBuffer.GetInt16(nOffset, nEncoding)
Parameters:
nOffset(Long) Defines the position of read value in the data block.

The read value must be inside the data block. The item is read either whole or not read at all.

>= 0 - Index (in bytes, zero-based index) in data block.
-4 - The internal automatic position is used (see AutoOffset). It points behind the last read or written value and increases continually.

If the items are read/written one by one then it is not necessary to define the position, but it is handy to use this automated positioning.

nEncoding[optional] (Long) Byte saving order in memory of a single value (Little-endian/Big-endian) in the data block. The Little-endian and Big-endian use different (reversed) order of value bytes storage in memory. This is not depending on the operating systerm but on the computer platform. In the PROMOTIC system (on x86 PC CPUs) the Little-endian is used. Big-endian is commonly used on ARM processors (often used in PLCs). Big-endian may be required for data exchange with another system (e.g. PLC device).
0 (default) - Little-endian
1 - Big-endian
Note:
This method is also functional for Web panels.

History:
Pm9.00.04: Created
PROMOTIC 9.0.5 SCADA system documentation - MICROSYS, spol. s r.o.

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