Showing all tags referenced by PAC Display Configurator Basic


#1

Is there a way to get the Tags that are used in the PAC Display Configurator Basic Application similar to that provided by the “View/Print Database” report in PAC Control Basic.


#2

Yes.

One or two steps, depending on how deep you want to go.
1. image

This might be all you need. You can clean up the text file (so I am told) by a macro in something like Excel to extract just the tags. (Or some other text file program, I would be heading to Notepad++ because I know it a bit better).

That should give you a list.
If you are wanting to do this to find a tag, then thats where step 2 comes into play.

2.image

Then,

Note you HAVE to do step one first to generate the TagInfro4.txt file.

Hope that helps.


#3

I will give those a try. Thanks for the tips.

Sorry for the slow response. Got busy in other areas…


#4

Beno,

We are on release 9.4, so maybe that has an impact, however…

When I executed the actions you recommended, I got the report. However, there are missing Tags.

For example:

SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerCurrentMonitorA.Value AC Current Group 2 Analog Input Point (Float)
========== This Tag used in 1 windows

SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerVoltageMonitorAB.Value AC Voltage Group 2 Analog Input Point (Float)
========== This Tag used in 1 windows

is a snippet from the report. I verified that the “AC Current” and “AC Voltage” windows track 3 values.

aiACPowerCurrentMonitorA.Value
aiACPowerCurrentMonitorB.Value
aiACPowerCurrentMonitorC.Value

and

SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerVoltageMonitorAB.Value
SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerVoltageMonitorAC.Value
SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerVoltageMonitorBC.Value

Only the 1st of the 3 Pens used in each SuperTrend is reported in this report. I have verified that the Windows are working, have been for several months and the data files contain information on all 3 values.

What could explain the missing Tags?


#5

I just verified that the first report contains the missing information, it is the second step that somehow misses the data.

Any suggestions?

Snippet of first report follows…

                       Window: AC Current
                       ******************

SuperTrend X = 0 Y = 0 W = 978 H = 364

	Controller-Driven Dynamic Attribute(s):

SuperTrend Pen1
SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerCurrentMonitorA.Value
Tag Type : Float (131084)
Refresh Group : Group 2
SuperTrend Pen2
SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerCurrentMonitorB.Value
Tag Type : Float (131084)
Refresh Group : Group 2
SuperTrend Pen3
SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerCurrentMonitorC.Value
Tag Type : Float (131084)
Refresh Group : Group 2

Text X = 914 Y = 383 W = 41 H = 18

	Operator Driven Dynamic Attribute HotKey:  <None>

	Operator-Driven Dynamic Attribute:

Windows:
: Close
All others if open : No change
All others if closed : No change
All others if iconified : No change


                       Window: AC Voltage
                       ******************

SuperTrend X = 2 Y = 1 W = 978 H = 364

	Controller-Driven Dynamic Attribute(s):

SuperTrend Pen1
SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerVoltageMonitorAB.Value
Tag Type : Float (131084)
Refresh Group : Group 2
SuperTrend Pen2
SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerVoltageMonitorAC.Value
Tag Type : Float (131084)
Refresh Group : Group 2
SuperTrend Pen3
SIMSOptoController:aiACPowerVoltageMonitorBC.Value
Tag Type : Float (131084)
Refresh Group : Group 2

Text X = 910 Y = 383 W = 41 H = 18

	Operator Driven Dynamic Attribute HotKey:  <None>

	Operator-Driven Dynamic Attribute:

Windows:
: Close
All others if open : No change
All others if closed : No change
All others if iconified : No change


#6

Sounds pretty reproducible, so please email support @ Opto 22 and they will track down whats happening and why.

Thanks for getting back to us with what you did / found.