You are not registered yet. Please click here to register!


 
 
plc storereviewsdownloads
This board is for PLC Related Q&A ONLY. Please DON'T use it for advertising, etc.
 
Try our online PLC Simulator- FREE.  Click here now to try it.

New Here? Please read this important info!!!


Go Back   PLCS.net - Interactive Q & A > PLCS.net - Interactive Q & A > LIVE PLC Questions And Answers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 1st, 2021, 07:38 PM   #1
cjjeeper
Member
United States

cjjeeper is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 26
FTView HMI tags; Migration 9 -> 12

I am looking for some suggestions on the best course of action for migrating my customers FTView SE Distributed project from v9 to v12.

The previous version of the project (v9) used ALL HMI tags for graphics and alarms.

I have the app restored to v12 and now I need to migrate the Alarms to the A&E server. There are utilities for that so more or less straight forward.

That leaves me with the HMI tag DB. There are about 100 graphics that use HMI tags for the data connections. I could now use the local graphics (ME Station graphics) and bring them into SE for any updates now and into the future but that would mean one of two things:
#1 - create additional topics in RSLinx for the imported graphics to make direct connects (that could end up being about 15 new topics) and maintain an app with graphics that have local HMI tags and direct connect tags
OR
#2 - migrate all of the HMI tag DB to direct connect tags and update all the graphics.

I see there is a utility for converting the graphics from HMI tags to direct connect and I downloaded it but there is obviously a step missing in the documentation where the existing tag gets mapped to the direct PLC address. (has anyone used this?). Without that step it does nothing. Seems odd they completely left that out....

What is your suggestion? go with option #1 because the rework is not worth it? or go with #2 because it is easier than I think and obviously the cleaner long term solution.

I appreciate all the input in advance.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Jump to Live PLC Question and Answer Forum

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AB / Rockwell CCW - HMI Data Array Tags SB66 LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 1 May 8th, 2020 06:53 PM
FTView SE - Tags Communication Problems... mateus LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 1 October 29th, 2019 08:58 AM
RSView32 Migration to XP VM - Tags Dropping? JellyJelly LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 6 July 29th, 2016 11:57 AM
FTView 8.0 HMI Tags (Memory) hubb6666 LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 6 March 20th, 2015 11:52 PM
Converting 1400e to PV Plus (HMI Tags) Bstubby1 LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 1 September 15th, 2006 12:19 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 AM.


.