Channel Arrays


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I have 6 Modbus radios that I'm getting data from successfully using a sequence. The way I'm doing it is a bit clunky, though.

In the Channel table I define 4 variables per radio, using a nomeclature like AI1_1 and AI1_2, where the last digit corresponds to the Modbus device number. To retrieve the data I use the following sort of code (this example limited to 2 radios):

try   // Slave Radio 1
	  data = Device.ModBus_1.ReadInputS16(1,0,10)
	  private.data[0][0] = Ana_In*private.data[0][0]
	  private.data[0][2] = Ana_In*private.data[0][2]
	  private.data[0][8] = Bat_In*private.data[0][8]
	  AI1_1.AddValue(private.data[0][0])
	  AI2_1.AddValue(private.data[0][2])
	  Vbatt_1.AddValue(private.data[0][8])
	  degC_1.AddValue(private.data[0][9])
	  catch()  // Make sure sequence doesn't halt because of error
		 ? strLastError
	  endcatch
   delay(Acq_Dly)  // Give radio time to settle

   try   // Slave Radio 2
	  data = Device.ModBus_1.ReadInputS16(2,0,10)
	  private.data[0][0] = Ana_In*private.data[0][0]
	  private.data[0][2] = Ana_In*private.data[0][2]
	  private.data[0][8] = Bat_In*private.data[0][8]
	  AI1_2.AddValue(private.data[0][0])
	  AI2_2.AddValue(private.data[0][2])
	  Vbatt_2.AddValue(private.data[0][8])
	  degC_2.AddValue(private.data[0][9])
	  catch()  // Make sure sequence doesn't halt because of error
		 ? strLastError
   endcatch
   delay(Acq_Dly)   // Give radio time to settle

What I'd like to do is define the variables AI1_1, AI1_2...AI1_6, AI2_1, AI2_2...AI2_6, Vbatt_1, Vbatt_2...Vbat_6, degC_1, degC_2...degC_6 in the Channel table to be arrays like AI1[n], AI2[n], Vbatt[n] and degC[n], where n is the radio number. But I can't find any examples of how to do this, and I'm stumped because I know the channel variables are not variables but a two dimensional array.

Can you show me a method to handle this problem? Thanks!

-John

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