• Hi all,

    I'm using the alarm file service to log all my alarms to a txt format in my application.
    this works good but there also alarms in from the OPC connection:
    OPC-Unable to add item #### to group,...

    It happens when there is a time out in connection and we're also using tags in or PDB that are invalid for this moment.
    (sometimes the PLC is powered of or there is a download to PLC)
    We're in a test environment and that's the reason of the time-out's and some invalid tags.

    because there are so much alarms(an alarm for every tag') of the OPC connection it's really not readable anymore.
    Is there a way to filter them out? Or it even doesn't need to be logged. I don't need any of these communication alarms.

    I'm using powertool and communication is OPC.
    Ifix V5.8
    Already thanks!

    Fri Feb 12 13:41:53 GMT 2016 Answer Like 0 Follow 0
  • I receive a "run-time error '9': Subscript out of range" when I launch excel with the Historian Add-In enabled.  I cannot debug this error because it is in the iHistorian.xla file from GE and is locked.  This error is only an annoyance; once it is acknolwedged, I can run my VBA queries just fine by referencing the iHistorian.xla file.  However, I plan on installing this Add-In on other users' laptops.  I need to resolve this issue before this project reaches it's conclusion.

    I have no issues on a VM of Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Historian 4.5 Add-In.  This is a test server and is communicating with a Historian server located on the same VM.
    My colleague has no issue running Historian 5.5 Add-In on a Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit laptop.
    I supposedly have an identical setup with my colleague, but have tried both 4.5 and 5.5 Add-Ins; both generate this error on excel launch.
    I have ONLY installed the Add-In on my laptop (I don't recall if I installed Administrator on the other machines or not).  We both communicate with a remote Historian production server.

    Does anyone have a clue as to why this is occurring and what the resolution could be?
    Thu Feb 11 22:54:11 GMT 2016 Like 0 Follow 0
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  • I have a chart that looks at data from an iHistorian server that works perfectly well on the main SCADA server, but when I deploy the graphics to a remote view node with an iClient Thick Runtime license, the chart isn't connectiong to the iHistorian server.
    I can ping the server and using Netdiag I can see that it has the correct IP for the iHistorian server, but Con Handle is 0x0 and Status is 1914.
    Any idea what this means or what I need to check? My network diagnostics skills are minimal to none.
    Thu Feb 11 18:42:26 GMT 2016 Like 0 Follow 0
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  • Is there a way to clear a Modbus TCP channel that has the above status word without cycling power to the PLC?
    I am using COMMREQ's to continuously read and write on 2 separate channels(CH1 for Read and CH2 for Write). Channel 1 has an open status of 1, but the Read COMMREQ was zero and not executing for some reason. It was working when I left it about a week ago.
    I am using a RX3i CPU310 with an ETM001 module. F/W on the CPU is 6.01.
    Thu Feb 11 17:36:06 GMT 2016 Answer Like 0 Follow 0
  • Hi,
    I found an error in the installation log for Cimplicity 9.0 which stated that the file IC646PPS100.dll failed to register because the file was not found. Does anyone know what this file does, and more importantly is it required for data logging using SQL server 2012
    Thu Feb 11 13:03:19 GMT 2016 Answer Like 0 Follow 0
  • Hello

    For GE licensing, I want to create a response file, according to the following instructions,
    but from a request file on the harddisk, not on a flash drive.
    However, the server I use takes the licenses for itself rather than creating a response file.

    Any idea?
         David Front dfront@gmail.com

    Generate an Activation Response File – Online License Transfer Computer

        1. Start the License Server Configuration Tool and plug in the flash drive.

        2. From the Manage a License Server page, click Add Licenses to Server.

        3. Enter the activation codes and click Next.

        4. Click “Select Request File” and select the activation request file you saved to the portable media. The Request File is sent to the GE Intelligent Platforms cloud license server and a response file is returned to the computer.

        5. Click “Save Response File” and save this file to the flash drive.

        6. Remove the flash drive and go back to the offline local license server computer.
    Thu Feb 11 11:06:47 GMT 2016 Answer Like 0 Follow 0
  • Unable to find acad drawings for IC694CHS398 and IC694APU300.  Found all the other parts I was looking for in the "Downloads."  Are these drawings available.
    Wed Feb 10 22:24:37 GMT 2016 Answer Like 0 Follow 0
  • I need to analyze data from different physical variables (pressure, temperature, flow, etc ..) in a single trend. Each variable must have its Y axis customized to allow proper process analysis. I have not found a way to customize the scale of the historical or real trend chart.
    Add an expression might be a way out, but it would be a lot of work.
    Does anyone know an easier way?
    Is there another tool that offers this feature in RTIP?
    Wed Feb 10 19:19:30 GMT 2016 Answer Like 0 Follow 0

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