Runtime Creation Error Message in View Studio Machine Edition v10

In Today's article I discuss the new error message that pops up when you create a runtime for a pre-10 version of FactoryTalk View Studio.

Recently, a student asked me why he was getting an error message when he created a version 8 .MER runtime file in version 10 of FactoryTalk Machine Edition.

To find out, I booted View Studio v10 up and attempted to create a v8 runtime.

Doing so resulted in the following error message:

At first glance, you may think this message is instructing you to install a patch for v10.

But a closer inspection reveals the error message is actually saying to restore this .MER file using View Studio 9 or earlier will require those older versions of View Studio to be patched.

For more information, as well as a link to the patch, click HERE.

To watch a video demonstration of the above, check out Episode 45 of The Automation Minute Season 4 below:

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Shawn Tierney
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