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I have searched the programmer's manual in vain.

I can configure measurements if already on-screen but cannot figure how to add measurements if not present.

Does anyone know the correct command?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you read this document (the very first hit using your question title)? \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Dec 11 '19 at 15:30
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The measurements are always there behind the scenes. You can control whether they are displayed on the screen using for example:

MEASUrement:MEAS<x>:STATE ON|OFF

And you can configure the measurements using, for example:

MEASUrement:MEAS<x>:TYPe FREQuency
MEASUrement:MEAS<x>:SOUrce CH2
MEASUrement:MEAS<x>:SOUrce2 CH1
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I'm not a Tek scope expert and probably shouldn't comment since I work for Keysight (lol), but it seems there's two options. Option 1 is to grab a measurement result for a measurement that's already been made/already on screen, and the other option is to take a new measurement. From page 64:

" To obtain measurement results, use the MEASUrement:MEAS:VALue? query for displayed results or the MEASUrement:IMMed:VALue? query for immediate measurements. "

I suspect you're trying the first option, when you should be looking for the IMMed value instead?

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