If you're using FactoryTalk ViewStudio (aka RSViewStudio) or RSView32 with a PLC-5, SLC-500, or MicroLogix, it often makes sense to import your tags and descriptions from the comments and symbols in your PLC program.
There are actually two means of import tags into View. In today's article we'll cover how to import your tags using the “Tag Import And Export Wizard.” For how to import tags using the Database Browser, see this article HERE.
Note: While the below procedure is for FactoryTalk ViewStudio (ME or SE,) it is nearly identical to RSView32.
Step 1: Launch Rockwell's “Tag Import And Export Wizard” and select what type of files you would like to import or export. In our example we'll choose to import RSLogix 5 or 500 address comments and symbols from ASCII export files:
Step 4: Next, browse to your PLC or SLC external database file (.EAS) and select it. Then press next:
Step 8: Wait as the utility imports your comments and symbols into your View tag database:
Step 10: Now open your tag database and you should find the comments and symbols from your PLC or SLC program have now been imported into your tag database, as show below:
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