How to know if saved strategy matches the strategy running on SNAP-PAC-R2


#1

Hello,

Is there any way to determine if a strategy saved offline on a computer matches the strategy running on a SNAP-PAC-R2?

I have been playing with a unit that we purchased as a spare part and noticed that if I attempt to go into Debug mode that it will prompt me to download unless the offline strategy matches. Is this a valid way to determine this? Is there a better way?

If I open an archive saved with PAC Control version R8.2a with PAC Control version R9.4a, will this still be a valid way to determine if the strategy matches or will the process of converting from R8.2a to R9.4a flag the strategy as different?

Thank you,

John


#2

Hello John,

Welcome to the OptoForums! The best way to make sure the strategy you’re working on it’s what’s in the controller is by uploading the archive in the controller – assuming you have it down there. See [U][B]this post[/B][/U] about archiving (and making sense of a pre-existing strategy).

The process of upgrading WILL flag it as different. In fact, one of the features we added since 8.2 is a Checksum which helps you tell if you have a match between what you’re downloading vs. what’s down there. For example, here’s what I saw when I created an 8.2 strategy, downloaded, opened it in 9.4, and when to download the converted-to-9.4 strategy:

Hope that helps!
-Mary