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John Morris September 25th, 2015 03:35 PM

FTV tag data, finding a tag
Hello all

Need some Help

Working with FTV 8.0, I have a stage view that represent 10 of 11 tanks. when I open the "Numeric Cursor Point Properties" sub panel "Connections", for value the tag Id is {#3.0}. I need to find this and point it to another location.

the reason I am confused a little is this global panel when open for tank two, can change the temp in CPU two. when open in tank 5 can change the temp in CPU 3

I moved tank four to skid one and now it will report to CPU2 But still writes the temp to CPU three..

Any suggestions

John Morris September 28th, 2015 07:36 AM

Need help Please

JohanM September 28th, 2015 09:24 AM

Hmm. Can you attach some screen here?

John Morris September 28th, 2015 09:31 AM

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John Morris September 28th, 2015 09:51 AM

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this is a global page. the top right is temp set point below that is hysteresis, below that run time in minutes and seconds.

Hysteresis = {#3:1}

Time, minutes={#2.2}
time seconds={#2.3}

John Morris September 28th, 2015 10:03 AM

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When I go to the location It comes up as an SQL file.

I do not know how to open that.

bernie_carlton September 28th, 2015 10:08 AM

This screen uses 'parameter lists' or 'parameter files'. Look them up in the help section.

The modification will be done in the associated list or file.

John Morris September 28th, 2015 10:30 AM


Ok I read it, tells me how to create one, but not how to find one.

I went to the start screen editor and parameter files were checked. but no location was give. that was blank.

still lost but now i know about parameter lists and files,

thank you

bernie_carlton September 28th, 2015 10:50 AM

Look at the button or control which calls this screen. The reference may be there. As a not I don't use parameter files, I just know of them. Sorry I can't help much further.

John Morris September 28th, 2015 11:08 AM

Good Lord, I feel like such an idiot.

I do this all the time in IDEC

Based on your recommendation Bernie. I took apart the "cluster". A "multi-state indicator", a "numeric display", and a clearly invisible "go to display button", .....with..... wait for it........ a G>D> parameter list. There's all that CPU 3 Sh.... stuff I've been looking for.....DUHHHH

{STAGE 4},{::[CPU3]N10},{::[CPU3]F30}

Now that that turd is completely polished, How does this {#3:0} relate to {STAGE 4},{::[CPU3]N10},{::[CPU3]F30}

Were are they connected.

bernie_carlton September 28th, 2015 11:57 AM

I believe the '#3' in {#3:0} points to the 3rd parameter in your list.

So the #3 is '{::[CPU3F30} and it tacks on ':0' to that to make the final tag


John Morris September 28th, 2015 12:20 PM


let me prove that out

John Morris September 28th, 2015 12:23 PM

ha haaaaa

your are VERY correct SIR.

The second {::[CPU3]N10} for the time in minutes and seconds is 2.2 and 2.3

I can not begin to tell you how relieve I am.

I started this thread on Friday, and it has stuck with me the whole weekend. ( kinda sucked )


I owe you a lunch Kind Sir.

Many Many thank you's

bernie_carlton September 28th, 2015 12:44 PM

I'm glad that I could help.

Lunch sounds great but the last time I was in San Antonio it was during basic training in the Air Force (1973).

JohanM September 28th, 2015 01:36 PM

I am looking on that like freshly born cow :hmmm:...Aaaaand of course..That is a parameter.. Thank you guys.. You also help me to refresh my memories..:)

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