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Importing RTUs

Although it is possible to individually add each RTU into Profile, RTUs can be easily added by importing them from a file. This file will also create all the areas and the stations too if necessary.

Importing RTUs must be done on the server.

1. Choose ‘Import RTUs…’ from the ‘Config’ menu

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 2. Select the RTU file

3. Click the ‘Open’ button

The RTUs will be imported into the system.

The file format is as follows:

Path This is the full path to the station where the RTU is located. e.g. /USA/California/Fresno/Station 1. The areas and stations will automatically be created. The first ‘/’ represents the Worldwide level so the root node does not need to be referenced by name.
RTU Name This is the name to identify the RTU in the system.
Config Name This is the configuration to use. The configuration must exist in Profile otherwise the RTU cannot be imported.
Connection Type This is the type of connection to make to the RTU. e.g.”TCP”, “Serial” or “Modem”.
Protocol This is the protocol used by the RTU. It is “Modbus RTU” or “Modbus TCP”.
IP Address This is the IP Address of the RTU. This is only needed for TCP connection types.
TCP Port This is the TCP Port of the RTU. This is only needed for TCP connection types.
Slave Address This is the modbus slave address of the RTU.
Station This field describes whether the RTU has a station or not. e.g. “Yes” or “No”.
Prover This field describes whether the RTU has a prover or not. e.g. “Yes” or “No”.
Streams This is the number of streams on the system.
Password This is the password needed to talk to the RTU. If there is no password leave blank.
RTU Connect Timeout This is the number of milliseconds required to connect to the RTU.
RTU Timeout This is the number of milliseconds required to send a message through to the RTU.
Archive Enabled 1..10 These ten columns determine whether the RTU has its archives enabled or not. “1″ means that the archive is enabled, “0″ means that it is not. These columns are optional.

The fields can be specified in any order, but the field titles are required on the first line of the file.

The file should be tab delimited with a carriage return at the end of each line. Ensure that the last line has a carriage return.

Nothing will be imported if any error occurs while the file is being imported.

Contact Ambrit for a copy of the file template.