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How to get the Device ID using IDL 8.6


Discussion: In previous versions of IDL, users could use the LMGR function's LMHOSTID keyword to get the Device ID of the system on which it was running. This keyword is not available in IDL 8.6 and thus this method of getting the Device ID no longer works. Solution: A workaround to this issue is to use SPAWN and the "activate.exe"... more »

IDL 8.6 Release Notes


IDL 8.6 See the following sections: IDL Supported Platforms New Routines and Features in IDL Backward-Compatibility Issues in IDL Fixed Issues in IDL Known Problems in IDL IDL Supported Platforms Platform Hardware Operating System Supported... more »

ENVI 5.4: ENVITASK schema change


If you had a task with ENVI 5.3.1 and you try to run it with ENVI 5.4, you encounter the following error message: Error: ENVITASK: Invalid task definition: Task template missing required "schema" attribute The reason this error is occurring is because the schema was changed between ENVI 5.3.1 and ENVI 5.4. To fix this issue, you need to add a... more »

IDL Workspace for IDL 8.6 - "Workspace in use or cannot be created, choose a different one."


In previous versions of IDL, the default workspace would be version specific. For example, the default workspace for IDL 8.4 on windows is "C:\Users\<user name>\IDLWorkspace84".  Starting with IDL 8.5, the default workspace is not version specific. On windows, the default workspace is "C:\Users\<user name>\IDLWorkspace". IDL... more »

IDL Fixed Issues


This help article provides a recent history of fixed issues in IDL. See the following sections: IDL 8.6 IDL 8.5.1 IDL 8.5 IDL 8.4 IDL 8.3 IDL 8.2.3 IDL 8.2.2 IDL 8.2.1 IDL 8.2 IDL 8.1 IDL 8.0.1 IDL 8.6 IDL-68887 A mismatch in IDL's wrapper... more »



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