User documentation for DCA 1.18 will be published after the release last week of November. Parameter backup/restore implementation procedure for client application (e.g, ctrlX DRIVE engineering, PLC application etc) explained in user document.
We don't have PLC FBs developed for backup/restore over DCA.
There is a new release of the Drive Connect app - currently V1.18 - but it is not available for download yet - BTW: @CodeShepherd : do you think it can be put on the download room?
But finally we have a very nice docu for DrivE connect app- which has many nice functionalities - e.g. like adding drives from other subnest via REST/API - please see here
Thank you for this documentation @Kookoolinoo. I am wondering if you have some examples. In some ways the documentation is not clear.
@CodeShepherd, is there a way to perform this operation from the PLC application without having to do DL_Read/WriteNode? Where is the data actually being stored? Can it be removed from the controller?
@aFouraker I guess you mean parameter backup/restore with "this operation"? There is a function in preparation to do this automatically for all parameter coming up with the 1.20 version of the CriveConnect app.
The read data will be stored wherever you put it to. you can use PLC libraries to send them where ever you like. Our standard file handling mechanism is to store the file in the active configuration (app data folder) in the ctrlX CORE and then use a WebDAV client to get it from there. See also this topic.
@CodeShepherd, yes that is correct. So that I understand, are you saying there are libraries coming for the PLC applicaiton that will create a parameter backup for the drives that appear under the 1.20 version of the drive connect app?
Yesterday I could never get the stauts to appear correclty (would say not started) though when I tried to donwload the file it clearly had worked because the byte array was large. The drive also showed C22 continously and the only way to remove that was to cancel it directly on the drive. @Kookoolinoo , if you have some examples or video that show the complete steps for parameter backup/restore and file save/load that would be great!
I tried the new version ad it is working but it is not yet available. I have seen that the official 1.2.x app has now an example with node-red inthe official docu.
Node-Red DCApp for parameters.
Give a look to it.