KB89620
Published: January 31, 2022
Revision: 1.0

Debug mode reports incorrect point type on E2 I/O units


Applies To:

  • PAC Control Basic
  • PAC Control Pro

Versions Affected:

R10.3a to R10.4a (may occur in earlier versions)

Resolved In Version:

R10.4b 


Symptoms:

In the following situation, PAC Control reports an incorrect point type and value for a point on an E2 I/O unit:

  1. In PAC Control Config mode, modify the point type of a point on an E2 I/O unit.
  2. Switch to Debug mode.
  3. View the point's point type and value. The type will be the type before you modified it in step 1 and the value will be incorrect.

Workaround:

Delete the point and create a new one. One way to do this is to use the Find/Replace feature in PAC Control:

  1. Create a new point with a similar name and the correct type and feature on an unused position on the E2 I/O unit. If there are no empty positions available, create a new E2 I/O Unit and create the point on the new I/O unit.
  2. Use Find/Replace to move all strategy references from the corrupt point to the new point.
    1. Click Edit > Replace.
    2. In the Find What field, select the corrupt point.
    3. In the Replace With field, select the new point.
    4. Click Replace All.
  3. Regenerate reference counts and save the strategy.
    1. Click Tools > Regenerate Reference Counts.
    2. Click File > Save Strategy.
  4. Delete the corrupt point by right-clicking on the name of the point in the Strategy tree, then selecting Delete.
  5. Save the strategy by clicking File > Save.
  6. Rename the new point to the name of the now-deleted corrupt point, then move it to the old position:
    1. Double-click the name of the new point in the Strategy tree.
    2. Type in the name of the now-deleted corrupt point in the Name field, then click OK.
    3. Right-click on the point's name and select Configure.
    4. In the Configure I/O Points dialog, select the point's name and click Move to.
    5. In the Move Point dialog, select the module and position where the now-deleted corrupt point was located.
    6. Click OK.
  7. Save the strategy.

Resolution:

Opto 22 has resolved this issue.

Questions?

Contact: Opto 22 Product Support.
Phone: 800-835-6786 or 951-695-3080
Email: support@opto22.com


DISCLAIMER

This Opto 22 Knowledge Base ('OptoKB') article is intended to provide general technical information on a particular subject or subjects and is not an exhaustive treatment of such subjects. Accordingly, the information in this OptoKB article is not intended to constitute application, design, software, or other professional engineering advice or services. Opto 22 may modify the OptoKB articles at any time. Before making any decision or taking any action which might affect your equipment, you should consult a qualified professional.

OPTO 22 DOES NOT WARRANT THE COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR ACCURACY OF THE DATA CONTAINED IN THIS OPTOKB ARTICLE AND MAY MAKE CHANGES THERETO AT ANY TIME AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION WITHOUT NOTICE. FURTHER, ALL INFORMATION CONVEYED HEREBY IS PROVIDED TO USERS 'AS IS.' IN NO EVENT SHALL OPTO 22 BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS PROFIT, OR DAMAGE, EVEN IF OPTO 22 HAS BEEN ADVISED ON THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

OPTO 22 DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND/OR FIRMWARE) PROVIDED HEREBY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTIBILITY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Note that certain jurisdictions do not sanction the exclusion of implied warranties: thus, this disclaimer may not apply to you.

Copyright © 2022 Opto 22. All rights reserved.