1 January 2013 Page 1 This document outlines the user-defined import/export capabilities in the DeltaV system.
2 January 2013 Page 2 Table of Contents Introduction Bulk Import/Export Bulk Editing in Excel Bulk Editing in an ODBC database Items Supported by Bulk Edit
3 January 2013 Page 3 Introduction User-defined import/export (Bulk Edit) may be used to speed up the configuration of database objects that are normally created in large quantities. These are items such as I/O cards, field devices, control modules, etc. Using Bulk Edit helps to make the more tedious aspects of the configuration process more efficient. The bulk data is transferred into or out of the database via the the user-defined import/export interfaces. The menus to drive these interfaces are accessed from the DeltaV Explorer. Bulk data format can be either a TAB delimited text file or an ODBC data source. Bulk Import/Export These operations are launched from the File -> Import/Export -> User Defined Format menus in DeltaV Explorer (Fig.1). Figure 1 - Launch menu for user-defined import. The user-defined import/export menus differ from the standard DeltaV import/export in that they allow control over the data fields. Specifying the data fields is done via format specification files (*.FMT). Format files for the most common import/export opearations are supplied with DeltaV. These files are located in the \DeltaV\DVData\BulkEdit folder.
4 January 2013 Page 4 Additonal format files may be created from the File -> Format Specification menu in the Explorer (Fig.2). Figure 2 - Launch point for format file editing. The format file defines the data fields (and their order) that are exported or the fields that the import should expect to find in the import data source. For example, the creation of an I/O card requires the definition of the card_type, card_slot and ctrlr fields among others. The format file would contain only the data fields that one wanted to edit. The format files may be built in advance of or during the import/export. One can create new format files or modify one of the system supplied. There are system supplied format files for common configuration items like Cards, Channels, Control Modules, Fieldbus devices and more. Figure 3 - Format file creation Figure 4 shows the format file being created for bulk editing a control module. Note the field called Subtype. This field is used to identify the name of the template in the library on which the structure of the module should be based. There must be a module template name with a matching Subtype for the import/export to work correctly.
5 January 2013 Page 5 Figure 4 - Format file for a control module
6 January 2013 Page 6 Bulk Editing in Excel When using Excel to perform the bulk editing, the data is exchanged by means of TAB delimited, UNICODE text files. These text files may be edited using a special Excel template (provided with the DeltaV software) or in a text editor that recognizes UNICODE. The Excel template ( \DeltaV\DVData\BulkEdit\BulkEditTemplate.xlt) is used to edit bulk data that is stored in the text files. The template introduces a Bulk Edit toolbar (Fig. 5) into Excel. When opening and saving data files in Excel, the Bulk Edit toolbar must be used. Do not use the Excel File->Open or File->Save menus. The Bulk Edit -> File Open menu converts the UNICODE text to ASCII text before reading it into Excel. The bulk edit toolbar also provides a drop-down selection list for the different types of DeltaV objects, such as I/O card types, I/O channel types, etc. Figure 5 - Bulk editing in Excel From this template, one can modify exported data files or create new files. New files may be created by opening and modifying the example text files. These example files contain exported data that corresponds to the various predefined format specifications that are supplied with the DeltaV software. The template contains comprehensive help and tips on defining the various database objects. For the template to function correctly, Excel 97 or later is required.
7 January 2013 Page 7 Bulk Editing in an ODBC database Bulk edit also supports an ODBC interface to other databases. In this case there is no intermediate data file. The data is transferred directly to/from the DeltaV configuration database. Instead of choosing to import/export from the Date File choose ODBC Data Source instead (Fig. 6) Figure 6 - Bulk importing from an ODBC data source For the transfer to/from the ODBC database to work correctly, the data table in the ODBC database must be exist in advance. The structure of this table must match the fields defined in the format specification file. The order and names of the columns in the ODBC database table must match the column headers in the format file text. Figure 7 shows an example of I/O cards being edited in an Access database. Figure 7 - Bulk editing in an ODBC database Ensure that the records in the database table are properly maintained, since multiple exports of the same object will create separate records in the ODBC database. Bulk edit does not check for duplicate records.
8 January 2013 Page 8 Items Supported by Bulk Edit The following items are currently supported by the bulk import/export utility: CHARM IO ASi bus IO Ports, Devices, Discrete IO DeviceNet Ports, Devices, Signals Foundation Fieldbus IO Ports and Devices Profibus IO Ports, Devices, Slots, Signals Programmable Serial IO Ports and Datasets Remote I/O Cards and Channels Serial IO - Ports and Datasets Classic IO Cards and Channels Batch Formulas Function block modules Unit Aliases Unit Modules Process Cells Logic Solver Cards SIS Modules History Data Points
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