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#1 Hugo Brown

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:50 AM

Hi Guys,
Is there any way in Control Logix 5000 for the description for each item in a User-Defined data type appear as the description of the tag in the declared tag? I just assumed this would happen automatically but it doesnít seem to.

See the attached pic for an example of what Iím on about; I have descriptions written for each of the two bools in my UDT but when I create a version of it the descriptions donít appear next to the actual tag??

Many thanks in advance if anyone can help with this.

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#2 Michael Lloyd

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

You have go into the data tree, right click, and ??? It's not paste... I'm typing this on a cell phone and I don't have logix available... Anyway, you have to add them yourself but with a mouse click not by typing.

This is my biggest pet peave with logix. They could at least give us a paste all
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

Seems they were there all along just hidden my the setting:

Tools -> Options -> Application -> Display -> Check: "Show Pass-Through Descriptions"

That was several hours of my life i'll never get back.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

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Well someone else will undoubtedly be saved that several hours and someday someone else will recoup that for you

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

Seems they were there all along just hidden my the setting:

Tools -> Options -> Application -> Display -> Check: "Show Pass-Through Descriptions"

That was several hours of my life i'll never get back.

Most of us have done them time will never get back searches and since I started new job where they have Control Logix 5000 present you just saved me the time figuring it out and I say
Thanks

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:18 PM

Seems they were there all along just hidden my the setting:

Tools -> Options -> Application -> Display -> Check: "Show Pass-Through Descriptions"

That was several hours of my life i'll never get back.



Ah... you weren't seeing them at all. I misunderstood.

Notice that they don't show up in the docs if you export / import (I do 90% of my documentation in a CSV file). You have to Right- Click, Paste Pass-through to make them "really" be documented
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

Notice that they don't show up in the docs if you export / import (I do 90% of my documentation in a CSV file). You have to Right- Click, Paste Pass-through to make them "really" be documented


aha, that's going to be useful. Thanks

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

Seems they were there all along just hidden my the setting:

Tools -> Options -> Application -> Display -> Check: "Show Pass-Through Descriptions"

That was several hours of my life i'll never get back.


And while you are checking this box, also check the sub-box below it. After that done you can add a description to a tag, and all the sub-elements get documented with that description, plus the description of the UDT elements. The documentation almost writes itself.....

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