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Read EDS file for EtherNet IP

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Hi friends,

 

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?

 

Regards,

Ganesha Moorthy

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Hi,

 

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.

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Thank you Lewis!!! Does LabVIEW support reading the EDS file? Verify the data?

 

Is there any example on it?

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Hi,

 

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

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I hope it's not able to read the file? any other suggestions?

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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.

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/B0C706F46668ED78862568AA006CCF72?OpenDocument

 

Let me know if this work ou for you

 

Thanks!!

Mauro Rodríguez
ELP - Applications Engineer
National Instruments
http://www.ni.com/support
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Hi Mauricio, 

 

I've tried with the suggested link, but I couldn't read the file?

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Hi gnshmrthy,

 

Could you post your EDS file? I can take a look to see what's going on here.

 

Thanks!

Matt S.
Industrial Communications Product Support Engineer
National Instruments
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Hi Aix-La-Chapelle, 

 

I've attached the EDS file. 

 

Ganesha Moorthy

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Hi gnshmrthy,

 

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. 

 

EDS.PNG

Following this you should see results like this:

 

eds2.PNG

 

Let me know if it works!

Matt S.
Industrial Communications Product Support Engineer
National Instruments
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