The Iguana Demo

Setup: 01 - File to Socket

The following instructions will help you set up the first Iguana demo channel (01 – File to Socket) correctly.

Step One: Set up the files

Before you create the channel, you need to make sure that you have all the files and folders needed:

  1. Locate your Iguana install directory.
  2. Within the iNTERFACEWARE/Iguana folder, create a new folder and name it ‘Demo‘.
  3. Within the Demo folder, create a new folder and call it ‘Messages‘.
  4. Save this sample data file to the iNTERFACEWARE/Iguana/Demo/Messages folder: sample_data.txt
  5. Download this project zip file:

Step Two: Create the channel

Now you are ready to create the channel itself:

  1. From the Iguana Dashboard, click the Add Channel button. The Add Channel dialog appears.
  2. Make the following component selections:
    • Source = From File
    • Destination = LLP Client
  3. Click the Configure Channel button. The Channel Configuration screen appears, providing you access to the new channel’s settings.
  4. In the Channel tab, enter the following information:
    • Channel name = 01-File to Socket
    • Description = Grab messages from a file and send out to LLP
  5. In the Source tab, enter the following information:
    • Source Directory = /Demo/Messages/
    • Extension of files to read = txt
  6. In the Filter tab, enable the User Filter checkbox.
  7. In the Destination tab, keep the default settings:
    • Host address = localhost
    • Port = 5145
  8. Click the Add Channel button.

    Warning! Upon creating the channel, you will receive an automatic ‘error’ because you have not yet saved a milestone. Don’t worry, we will fix this when we add the code (see below).

Step Three: Import the code

With the channel set up, now you can import the code:

  1. If you are not already in the Channel Configuration screen, click the channel’s name in the Dashboard to open it.
  2. In the Filter tab, click the Edit Script hyperlink. Iguana launches the Translator and the following dialog appears:
  3. Enable both Import project from zip file and its accompanying Import sample data option.
  4. Click the Choose File button.
  5. In the dialog that appears, browse and select the project zip file that you downloaded earlier (
  6. Click the Import button. Iguana loads the project into the Translator (including the code, module library and sample data).
  7. Save your first milestone.

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