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OPD FAQ (Last updated on: 2011-08-11

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While executing the script that opens the OPD (OPDGUI.exe PictureName&#&TagName), nothing happens. ... 2

While opening the OPD, an error message appears: “Error! No connection to OPD database. Contact System

Administrator.” ........................................................................................................................................................ 3

While opening the OPD, an error message appears: “Problem while reading data from PLC. Check the name of

the tag that represents the OPD block instance or the memory usage on your station” ........................................ 5

After “Executing” the OPD, the OPD ES Messages are not created in WinCC. .................................................... 6

The “EXECUTE” button on the OPD is grayed out. ............................................................................................... 7

How do I add new units? ........................................................................................................................................ 9

How to make a backup and how to restore from backup? ................................................................................... 10

How to move the OPD database from computer A to computer B? ..................................................................... 11

Right click on the “OPDGUI. Under the “Security” tab. OPDES. nothing happens. The path to the OPDGUI.dll.While executing the script that opens the OPD (OPDGUI. OPDdb. Browse to the folder where the OPD has been installed (default: C:\Program Files\SIEMENS\OPD\).exe” file and select “Properties”.dll.exe is not configured correctly. Perform the same check for the following files: OPDEdit. OPDUA. 2.dll.exe PictureName&#&TagName).exe” file. make sure that the logged on user has the permission: “Full Control”. 2 .exe and the WinCC Picture Name).exe. Make sure that the path is: “C:\Program Files\SIEMENS\OPD\OPDGUI.exe WinCCPictureName#&#Tagname#&#Area” (with one space between OPDGUI.dll and OPDAS. The user that is logged on to Windows has no permissions to run the “OPDGUI. Cause of the error: 1.

is up and running and that you can ping the server from the client. Check if the server is selectable in the combo list. @RM_MASTER_NAME. Open ODBC configuration: Control PanelAdministrative ToolsData Sources (ODBC) Select the “System DSN” tab. Contact System Administrator.While opening the OPD. where “AAA” and “BBB” are the computer names of the redundant OS servers where the OPD database is installed. check that the redundancy tags are created on the OS Servers under the folder: “Tag ManagementInternal tagsRedundancy”. 3. The following tags should exist: @RM_MASTER. an error message appears: “Error! No connection to OPD database. Double click on each connection and check that the “Server” is: AAA\WINCC or BBB\WINCC. Check the following: 1.  OPDES_BBB. The ODBC configuration is setup correctly. If you are using only one OS server. there should be the following ODBC connections:  OPDdb_AAA. The OS server. where the OPD database is installed. 3 . If redundancy is used. there should be the following ODBC connections:  OPDdb. Check the connectivity using the User ID: “OPDUser” and password: “OPDUser”. 2. @RM_SERVER_NAME. @RM_OFFLINE_UA_NAME.  OPDES_AAA.  OPDES.” Cause of the error: The ODBC connection cannot find the specified server.  OPDdb_BBB. If you are using a redundant OS server pair.

If problems occur. 4 . Check if the server is selectable in the combo list. The ODBC connections are setup by the install wizard. it is recommended to reinstall the OPD client and carefully select the options provided by the installation wizard.Double click on each connection and check that the “Server” is: AAA\WINCC. where “AAA” is the computer name of the OS server where the OPD database is installed.

g. “EM1001_PRES/OPD”. The tag name should consist of the CFC chart name. where “EM1001_PRES” is the chart name and “OPD” is the name of the OPD block instance. 3. Check the following: 1. an error message appears: “Problem while reading data from PLC.g. followed by a “/” and the name of the OPD block instance e.While opening the OPD. The OS Server has been properly compiled and that OPD tags exist on the OS Server. where the OPD block instance is placed. 2. Check the name of the tag that represents the OPD block instance or the memory usage on your station” Cause of the error: The tag name in the script that opens the OPD is not found. OSS01::EM1001_PRES/OPD). If the script is run on the OS client the tag name should include the server prefix (e. 5 .

After “Executing” the OPD.2 in the manual) ES messages 6 . Cause of the error: The messages have not been configured on the OS Server (see chapter 5. the OPD ES Messages are not created in WinCC.2 in the manual) or the “Activate Store ES WinCC” option is not activated in the OPDEdit menu (see chapter 3.

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8 . The OPD message is still in “PRELIMINARY” state. closed without executing and reopened again. If the “Store Operator Values” flag have been set. all the fields have to be reentered again. All the required fields (operator inputs) have not been filled in. Change the state to “RELEASED FOR TEST” (see chapter 3. and the OPD have been filled in.7 in the manual). 2. Cause of the error: 1.The “EXECUTE” button on the OPD is grayed out.

9 .How do I add new units? Make sure you are logged in as Administrator. Use the Tree View to browse to: “Microsoft SQL ServersSQL Server GroupComputer Name/WINCC (Windows NT)DatabasesOPDdbTables”. Open the “SQL Server Management Studio” on the OS Server where the OPD database is installed. Close “Enterprise Manager”. Right click on the table: “OPDUnitTable”. At the bottom of the table. add a new number with a corresponding unit. Select: “Open TableReturn all rows”.

Use the OPD Database Tool (OPD Database Tool.mdf) to any path on the Server where the OPD database is located. Using the “OPD Database Tool.exe” to the Server where the OPD database is located. You have to use the tool locally.g. on the same machine where the database is located. 3. “D:\Temp\OPDdatabase20110630”. OPDdatabase20110630. copy the “OPD Database Tool. 2. Press “Backup Database”. 10 .How to make a backup and how to restore from backup? 1.exe). To make a backup of the database. copy the database file (e. This will replace the current database with the “backed up” copy.exe” select the file as “Source Path” and press “Restore Database”. The tool will help you to backup and restore the OPD database. This will create a copy of the database on the path that you have specified. Write down the destination for the database e.g. To restore the database.

How to move the OPD database from computer A to computer B? Same procedure as in “How to make a backup and how to restore from backup?” 11 .