I need to check the EDS file for EtherNet IP communication. I want to read the EDS file, verify the vendor details and parameters that are being written into the EDS file for a verification purpose.
Is it possible to read the EDS file for EtherNet IP?
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NI EIP toolkit can only be an EIP adapter rather than a scanner. The role of a scanner is typically played by a PLC who should be able to parse EDS to read the electronic device description file of a particular EIP device.
You may use other LabVIEW general file I/O VI's to write an application to verify the EDS file, but it does not have anything to NI EIP toolkit.
LabVIEW definitely can read files.
You can refer to LabVIEW's Help>>NI Example Finder, and find many examples in the category: Foundamentals / File Input and Output
Hello Ganesha Moorthy,
Please find in the below link how to read a EDS file, It worked out for me with a Ethernet/IP EDS.
Let me know if this work ou for you
Could you post your EDS file? I can take a look to see what's going on here.
The example posted from the KB should work with your EDS file. I was able to successfully use it with the default values for the section (Device) and key (VendName). I think you are running into issues because you are using an invalid value for the Key. In this image, I'm using a red arrow to point to the section and I'm circling the different keys that are valid.
Following this you should see results like this:
Let me know if it works!