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  1. Hello, I am new to Scada Programming. I am using Citect scada V7.50. I have completed whole project, but I am unable to generate Excel report for Alarms generated during run time. Please help me for this issue. Thanks...
  2. Do you have a known ac repair expert in contacts who can help me fix the issue i am having with my air conditioning unit?
  3. I am now part of a startup company based on energy optimisation of HVAC in buildings. I am assigned to have research on which SCADA system to select for HVAC energy optimisation. The model is in such a way that, we need to create a SCADA / HMI for the client's building on top of existing Building Management System (BMS) to achieve energy saving.  I am still an intern and I am requested to research on various SCADA options available in the market. I have few doubts regarding: 1. How can I select one SCADA / HMI over the other?  2.GE Cimplicity and Niagara 4 are two option which I am interested in. What is the major difference between both? (Price and functionality) 3. Is Tridium Niagara 4 a SCADA software? ( I read about it but I didn't understand as I am new to this field). Is it same like tia portal which is a software that is used to program plc and create user interface??
  4. I'm a young Controls Engineer at an integration company, and I need assistance.   I have a client that has about 330 different alphanumeric product numbers broken down by length and width. The operator must be able to select the product number at the HMI to pass along to the robot we are integrating. Is there a way to be able to have the operator select the product number simply, without having to scroll over 300 items in a single control list. The HMI is not chosen yet, so it can be GE, Rockwell/AB, or Automation Direct, but we are using a AB ControlLogix Processor. Racking my brain and I have little VBA/Scripting experience.
  5. Hello Dear Colegues. I am using historian 7.0SP6 (enterprise license). I have installed OPCAE collector to collect alarm and events data from a project in cimplicity in order to have an historical data of it. Also I have checked the Historian OPCAE interface box in the cimplicity project´s properties. The problem is that when I try to see the tags from OPCAE collector on historian administrator I have the following error "No Tags Matched The Criteria You Have Entered. Please Try again or Cancel your Search". Also, I am not able to see the "last 10 alarms in the collector´s configuration tab. What could causing this problem?
  6. sthilaire

    Does anyone have any idea how to set up an OPC server in FactoryTalk SE for Excel?  I'm trying to move data from a spread sheet to the PLC.  Got it working in excel now I'm trying to initiate the transfer from SE. 
  7. Hello,   Target:  I'm looking to make an excel macro that will take an IP address and pull the components on that specific backplane. Pretty much how RSLinx Classic OEM does it, but it will save me a lot of time if I could automatically put the results into excel. Example: Enter IP "" into excel, run the macro, and have it fill in the components on the backplane below. 00, 1756-L73 LOGIX5573 01, 1756-EN2T 02, 1756-DNB 03, ... 04, ... Any help that could get me toward this would be amazing. I'm just not sure of the code that would do this.   Thank you, MalSmith21
  8. My project is to read an RFID tag (ascii) with a Micrologix 1400, send the string to a PC using Ethernet/IP, lookup and compare in an Excel spreadsheet, and send back data (probably an integer) for the plc to use to control direction. I have to scan and compare an RFID tag to a list of 1400 possible part numbers, at different locations (more than 1 plc). I want the several PLCs to go to a single PC to make it easy to update when changes occur (on a weekly basis). Has anyone done anything like this? I'm assuming there will have to be some kind of vb or c+ application involved.   Thanks,  CK
  9. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for generating UDT Templates from an excel spreadsheet? It says in the help files you can copy/paste from excel into the UDT Template, but it seems to only allow that cell by cell, instead of the whole table of data. This is painfully tedious when building larger interfaces. I've tried saving the spreadsheet in various formats (CSV, PRN, tab delimted txt) and I've tried various versions of RSLogix from 23 to 31. I can't seem to find any detailed info on how to do this. I've seen some other forum posts regarding using scripting to generate the XML to import the UDT, but I don't understand why I can't simply copy and paste the info in. Is this really that difficult? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Otto
  10. RSLINX in excel

    Hi Guys! A have a problem with Excel and RS linx. I belive the communication is good. I just need a few tips, especially with excel. I have about 3000 dint value, and aI dont know how to put them in excel at once. Not one by one. THis is my first question. You can see the link: =RSLINX|MC!'Database_fifo[0].Motor_rpm, L1,C1' the next one is =RSLINX|MC!'Database_fifo[1].Motor_rpm, L1,C1' and =RSLINX|MC!'Database_fifo[2].Motor_rpm, L1,C1' and so on. I dont want to write the numbers like 3, 4 ,5 ...2560... So I hope you guys get it, sorry for the bad explanation. For this problem maybe exsiting some macro or something like that, I dont know. The second: there is some dint what is in decimal style, but acutall they are ascii, I know how solve that, with the char function, but I dont know how to collect it. Like on the picture, there is the numbers what I read from the plc, like 82 equal to R. But I want to see them in one cell. Like RKBF-355, I want them in a same cell. Unfortunaltely I cant solve it. At least until now, and I hope somebody know it by memory.    Thank you in advance!  
  11. Excel import

    Hi, i have excel file with 2 columns and cc 300 rows (saturation curve). How to import excel file in GX works 3 (R04CPU) and use data as two array variables [0..300]? I want to avoid manual writing around 600 values. Thanks  
  12. Dear Everyone can help     i have a batching system of about 12 materials and i need to generate a report for all batches in the day in runtime, i tried using SQL with Cicode but sometimes i can't find some material's data or to be Zeros. did any one here know a way to do that?? vijeo citect 7.4 thank you
  13. Cimplicity Auto Report Generation

    Dear All, I am having a problem with my cimplicity Auto Report Generation, When I Click on Generate Report, it shows "0 values collected" does anyone knows what's possibly could gone wrong here ??
  14. Problem with array

    Hi Guys! I have a problem with data collection. I use RS Logix 5000 software. I need to collect 11 int value. The sampling frequency is about 2 or 3 second. I tried to make an array but I faild, because I dont find what is correct for my task. I need about 5000 sample each of int value. Anybody have any idea about this problem ? If I have the datas then I have to exporting to an excel table . Thank you if anyone can help me.   T
  15. I am starting my own consulting business, so put my experience and technical know-how to work and ensure the success of your process control projects.  No project is too small!  I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Arkansas, and obtained an Arkansas PE license in 2014.  After working for a Generation and Transmission company as a power plant controls engineer, I have decided to put my skills and experience to work as an independent consultant.  My SCADA/HMI experience includes GE’s Proficy Cimplicity software, and Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View SE.  I also have experience programming controllers using GE’s Proficy Machine Edition, Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 and RS Logix, and Emerson Delta V. Check out my LinkedIn profile at for more details regarding my experience and past projects. Contact me through these forums, LinkedIn, or via email at any time for more information on my services or availability.
  16. I currently have certain amount of Recipe data located in form of Excel file on to a PC with static IP address. Is there a way to get that data inside the Nj501 without using an SQL server as I currently have NJ501-1300 which doesn't support SQL. I am okay to send data to the SD card I currently have on NJ PLC as it is easy to get data from SD card to the NJ501.  If there is any example code or a link that helps me create i would be helpful. Thanks in advance. FYI: I am currently using NB10 HMI with NJ PLC.
  17. I am using MX sheet version 2 to gather some PLC data. All is working great but I decided I wanted to change the Automatic Save settings and it wont open the window.  As in I click the Automatic Save Icon in the sheet and nothing happens.   Same thing if I start a new sheet and on all the old sheets.    Thanks,
  18. Cimplicity 7,5

    Good Day There is a SCADA Cimplicity and controller Control logix 5561 AB. Communication between them is organized via Ethernet IP. It is necessary to transfer some tags from the Cimplicity to the controller Control Logix. How to do it better? Through Rslinx DDE OPC or write scripts in the Cimplicity? 
  19. Change Management LogIn(lost password

    I cant able to make any changes on the points (datatype from INT to DINT) on cimplicity workbench  everything thing is greyout!! i checked and found that the workbench has a change management logOn option asking to logon! Which asks for user name and password!! And No one here Now has the user name or its password!! what to do now on such cases , Also on doing modifications on logic developer validating project generates error  may be due to mismatch data type of that associated point on workbench.
  20. Hello All,   I am would like to know how to send a bit from an excel file to an omron PLC through CX-server in order to confirm that I have communication and the excel file is open.   At the moment I am reading data from the PLC on the Excel file no problem but I don't know how to do it on the other way.   I am attaching the code I have written and the excel file. So the idea is having a cell with a 1 and reading this value as a bit ON on the PLC.   Thank you very much in advance I really  appreciate it. :)    
  21. MX Sheet IQR?

    Anyone know if MXSheet will talk to the R series CPUs?    
  22. View File Excel Add-in for GE-IP PLC Data Logging ASComm Excel Add-in is a simple to use, non-programmatic way to populate Excel 2007 - 2016 spreadsheets with data from PLCs, instrumentation, and other process hardware. ASComm Excel Add-in uses built-in drivers for GE-IP PACSystems (RXi, RX3i, RX7i), Series 90 (90-30), and VersaMax communications. No OPC, DDE, external drivers, or programming required. Submitter Automated Solutions Submitted 03/01/16 Category Demo Software
  23. 8_decimal Data Displays as only 4_Decimals !

    I am Facing Problem Getting Kwh Readings From My Satec MFM(PM130-PLUS), Required for an easy & reliable Monitoring On Energy Consumption . Connected via RTU Slave Interface with SCADA User Interface (GE_Cimplicity). Here's what happening : Actual Kwh Reading has 8_decimal data digits on MFM LED Display but on Cimplicity SCADA User Interface Screen It only able to Display it as 4_Decimals point digit, eg, 63290058 kwh shows as 0058 , and 15299999 kwh shows as 9999 , and then 15300001 kwh shows as 0001 i.e 1 only! Plz Do a Rply , your slight approach to my Query Will be highly Appreciated!! :)  
  24. Here is a step by step tutorial... Utilizing the CX Server DDE Manager will allow us to provide a link to the information in the Omron PLC. This link can be placed on an Excel spreadsheet. Charts, graphs, etc. can be made from the data. We will create links on an excel spread sheet from a CQM1H and a CP1L PLC. The information will then be displayed as a bar graph comparing the first ten memory areas. Here is a step by step tutorial... Watch on YouTube : Implementing the Omron CX Server DDE and Excel Let me know what you think. Regards, Garry
  25. Hey guys,   I know this is a topic that has been discussed before, but I am having trouble finding exactly what I am looking for.. I want to know the most efficient way to record data from my PLC to an Excel file on my PC. I want this to be done without the use of the PLC's webserver.  Specifically I am trying to record vfd speed every 10seconds with a time and date stamp. How can I do this?   Thanks, James