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Old December 4th, 2018, 10:46 AM   #1
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Lightbulb PVP 7 Alarm Log Files (Send to PC)

In FTview ME V10 you can now export log files to different paths. The issue is that the documentation falls flat on assigning paths and how to configure them.

By trial and error I was able to make the export to USB work with a command button on the HMI.

What I would like to do now is export the logs to a networked PC on a schedule, say everyday at midnight...

Has anyone done this yet? Its a new add on so the documentation from AB is bleak. Thoughts?
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Old December 5th, 2018, 05:00 PM   #2
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_Dock_,

I did some research and testing because I also was interested in this new FTV ME v10 CSV Export Setup. For my PLC setup I used the [Get System Value](GSV) Class "WALLCLOCKTIME" and used the System Time (in your case would be Midnight) for the FTV CSV Export Trigger.

From FTV manual:
https://literature.rockwellautomatio...p016_-en-p.pdf
"The storage path is a constant and does not support the use of a
string tag to change the path dynamically. The system does not
support a UNC path (i.e.\\<servername>\<sharename>)."

What I learned and RA help file confirmed is the "Paths" that can be setup are only for (LOCAL) CSV saves. For PVP 6 or 7 it would be a local storage device.
For PC you would have to run the FTV ME Station and setup the CSV Export for the PC local drive location.

Maybe in the future RA will give us an option to save the CSV Export to Remote/Network location...
I'm not holding my breath for that to happen anytime soon.
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Old December 5th, 2018, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thats what i figured, thanks for your work and update.

Now to see if there is a way to extract from external storage to a networked folder
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Old December 6th, 2018, 09:12 AM   #4
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This device might be worth trying:

USB 2.0 Over IP Network 4-Port Hub, Share any USB Device Over TCP/IP Network
Part # USBG-4NET

http://www.usbgear.com/USBG-4NET.html

It looks like the USB type B jack is what you would connect to your PVP HMI.
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Old December 6th, 2018, 07:06 PM   #5
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Thats a good idea, never thought of that. Pretty frustrating that a performance panel of this price cant pull of a simple file transfer!!
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