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iFIX Error Messages in the Ebooks

Contents
Recipe Builder ......................................................................................................4
Uploading and Downloading Messages ...................................................................................13 Audit Trail for Recipe Builder.....................................................................................................14 Other Recipe.............................................................................................................................18

Auto Alarm Manager...........................................................................................18 Terminal Server...................................................................................................21 Security Synchronizer........................................................................................22


Application Error Codes (200-299)............................................................................................23 User Account Error Codes (100-199)........................................................................................24 General Error Codes (1-99).......................................................................................................25 Command Line Parameter Errors..............................................................................................25

Historical Assign ...............................................................................................25 Historical Collect ...............................................................................................27 Historical Display ...............................................................................................28 Network Error Codes..........................................................................................31
Startup Error Codes...................................................................................................................31 Run-time Error Codes................................................................................................................31

Application Validator..........................................................................................32 Importing iFIX Pictures into Proficy Portal......................................................33 SQL Trigger Block Alarms and Block Errors .................................................34 iFIX and FIX on the Same Computer.................................................................34 Database Manager..............................................................................................34 Mission Control...................................................................................................36
AAM Tab ..................................................................................................................................36 SQL Tab....................................................................................................................................38

SQL Server..........................................................................................................39 Discovery And Auto-Assembly Component (DAC).........................................40 DDE.......................................................................................................................40 Access.................................................................................................................43 Historian Server..................................................................................................43 VisiconX...............................................................................................................43 System Messages ..............................................................................................44 OPC Errors..........................................................................................................44 Alarming..............................................................................................................44 iFIX ODBC............................................................................................................44

Recipe Builder
Message Are you sure you want to clear all overrides? Meaning and Action The Recipe Builder is about to delete all the values in the Override Value column of the recipe. Select the Yes button to delete these values or the No button to abort the procedure. The Recipe Builder is about to delete the recipe recipe_name and all the files associated with it. Select the Delete button to delete these files or select the Cancel button to abort the procedure. The Recipe Builder is attempting to calculate the arccosine of a number that is greater than one and less than negative one. Retype the formula using a value that is between 1 and -1. The Recipe Builder is attempting to calculate the arcsine of a number that is greater than one and less than negative one. Retype the formula using a value that is between 1 and -1. You opened a text recipe with an invalid entry in the audit trail field. Valid entries are: No Audit Trail, Summary Audit Trail, and Detailed Audit Trail. Modify the text recipe using the guidelines in the section Editing a Text Recipe. The Recipe Builder is attempting to calculate the base 10 log of a number that is less than one. Retype the formula using a value that is greater than or equal to one.

Are you sure you want to delete recipe recipe_name?

Bad arccosine expression (operand < -1 or > 1?)

Bad arcsine expression (operand < -1 or > 1?)

Bad audit trail support option

Bad base-10 log expression (operand <=0?)

Bad division expression (divide The Recipe Builder is attempting to divide two numbers. However, by zero?) the divisor is invalid and may equal zero. Retype the formula using a value for the divisor that is non-zero. Bad natural log expression (operand <= 0?) The Recipe Builder is attempting to calculate the natural log of a number that is less than or equal to zero. Retype the formula using a value that is greater than zero. The Recipe Builder is attempting to calculate the square root of a negative number. Retype the formula using a value greater than or equal to zero. The Recipe Builder cannot delete the recipe file, filename. The file may have one or more attributes set to prevent deletion or may be in use (for example, from a file server). Select the Yes button to continue deleting recipe files or select the No button to stop deleting files. While starting, the Recipe Builder could not locate its display format file, DEFAULT.RFT. The file may not exist or may have

Bad square root express (operand < 0?)

Can't delete Recipe file filename. Do you want to continue deleting the files for this recipe?

Can't open display format file

Message

Meaning and Action been renamed. To create the file, customize the display format as needed and save it in the Local path.

Cannot display the Security Areas list

The Recipe Builder is unable to display the list of available security areas. The SANAMES.CFG file (which includes the list of security area names) may be damaged or renamed. Consult your system administrator before proceeding. The Recipe Builder cannot upload from the database because it cannot read from the requested tagname. The block in memory may be corrupt or there may be a communications problem. Try reloading the database and, if the block resides on a remote node, make sure network communications are functioning properly. The Recipe Builder cannot open the specified file because it is not a recipe or does not have a recognizable extension. For a list of recipe extensions, refer to the chapter Recipe Files. The Recipe Builder is unable to locate or use the system clipboard file. The file may have been renamed or is corrupt. The Recipe Builder cannot upload data from the database. There may be a communications problem or the database in memory may be corrupt. Try reloading the database and, if the block resides on a remote node, make sure network communications are functioning properly. The Recipe Builder is unable to paste data from the system clipboard. Try copying a single row to the clipboard and pasting it back into the recipe. You attempted to save a master backup or a control backup recipe. Select a different recipe type and try saving the recipe again. The extension you specified does not have a recognizable extension. For a list of recipe extensions, refer to the chapter Recipe Files. You attempted to save a new recipe from the Recipe Operations window. Switch to the Recipe Development window and try saving the recipe again. You entered a batch size in the Set Batch Size dialog box that: Is greater than 9,999,999.0, Is less than 0.0000001, Contains a negative number, or

Cannot fetch data due to bad node:tag.field

Cannot open a non-recipe file

Cannot open clipboard

Cannot read data from database

Cannot read from clipboard

Cannot save a backup recipe file

Cannot save a non-recipe file

Cannot save an untitled recipe file

Cannot set batch size (reason)

Message

Meaning and Action Contains non-numeric data. Retype the batch size you want and try again.

Cannot set tag group (Cannot delete tag group assignment while substitutions are on)

You attempted to delete or re-assign a tag group while the Recipe Builder is substituting tagnames for symbol names. Click the Cancel button on the Assign Tag Group dialog box and then select Show Symbols from the Window menu. Once this command is selected, you can delete or re-assign the tag group assignment. You entered a field type for the upload or download interlock that the Recipe Builder does not allow. Use only F_ fields for interlock tagnames. The Recipe Builder is unable to copy or cut any data to the system clipboard. Try copying a single row to the clipboard and pasting it back into the recipe. You are changing an override limit while an override value is in effect for the current recipe item or variable. Select the Yes button to clear the override value and change the override limit or select the No button to abort the operation. You have a set of formulas that reference each other. Modify one of these formulas so that is contains a numeric or string constant or references a different variable. The Recipe Builder was unable to replace any data in the selected column because it is not modifiable. Select a different column or modify the display format and make the selected column modifiable. You selected the Exit command before saving any changes to the recipe. To save your changes and quit the Recipe Builder, select the Yes button. To quit without saving any changes, select the No button. To return to the Recipe Builder without quitting, select the Cancel button. The Recipe Builder was unable to start the text editor it uses to create and modify recipe note files. Close one or more applications and try again. If the problem persists, restart the computer. You attempted to enter data into the Calc Val column. This column displays the value of a recipe item's or variable's formula and cannot be modified directly.

Cannot set the interlock (Only F_ fields are allowed)

Cannot write to clipboard.

Changing the formula or override limit will clear the override value. Continue?

Circular reference detected.

Column is not modifiable.

Do you want to save this recipe?

Editor spawn failed

Error number checking this item: Field cannot be modified

Error number checking this You entered a field type that the Recipe Builder does not allow. item: Only F_ and A_ fields are Use only A_ and F_ fields for tagnames you add to the recipe.

Message allowed Error number checking this item: Recipe is in TAGNAME MODE

Meaning and Action

You attempted to add or delete a recipe item or variable while the Recipe Builder is substituting tagnames for symbol names. Select Show Symbols from the Window menu and then add or delete the recipe items and variables you want. The Recipe Builder attempted to load a display format file that contains the wrong version number or has been corrupted. Recreate the file by customizing the display format and saving it to a file. You entered a value in the Verify column that the Recipe Builder does not recognize. Type ON or OFF in any cell of this column. You attempted to add more than 850 recipe items. Only 850 recipe items can be added to one recipe. The message also appears when you search a recipe with 850 items because the Recipe Builder creates a temporary entry in the spreadsheet during the search. Since all rows are filled, the search generates the error. To avoid the message, remove one of the recipe items. You attempted to create a variable with a name that is reserved for a keyword. Enter a different name and try again. For a list of reserved keywords, refer to the Recipe Keywords table. You attempted to create a variable or a recipe item with a name that is already in use. Enter a different name and try creating the item again. You entered a formula that does not conform to the syntax that the Recipe Builder recognizes. Retype the formula using the guidelines in the chapter Working with Formulas. You entered an override limit that does not conform to the syntax the Recipe Builder recognizes. Refer to the section Entering Override Limits and retype the override limit. You entered an override value that does not conform to the syntax the Recipe Builder recognizes. Make sure any string you enter is enclosed in quotes and retype the override value. NOTE: Formulas, keyword, and variables cannot be entered into the Override Value column.

Error reading display format file, check version

Error number setting this item: Bad verify option (on or off) Error number setting this item: Cannot add node.tag.field to recipe. Has maximum number been reached?

Error number setting this item: Cannot use a keyword for a variable name Error number setting this item: Identifier is already defined in the recipe Error number setting this item: Improperly formed formula

Error number setting this item: Improperly formed override limit Error number setting this item: Improperly formed override value

Error number setting this item: No calculated value to base

You entered a relative percentage or a relative difference override limit for a recipe item or variable. However, the Recipe Builder

Message override limit on

Meaning and Action cannot calculate the range of acceptable values for this column because the formula of the current recipe item or variable is empty or invalid. Complete or correct the item's formula and then enter an override limit. You attempted to enter an override value when both override limits are set to RESTRICTED. To change the value of the recipe item, either change an override limit and then enter an override value or change the item's formula. You entered an override value that is greater than the override high limit allows. Enter a lower override value to try again.

Error number setting this item: Override value cannot be modified

Error number setting this item: Override value is above the override high limit Error number setting this item: Override value is below the override low limit Error number setting this item: Variable name must start with # and contain only alphanumeric and underscore characters Error number setting this item: Variable name too long Error while reading tag group file

You entered an override value that is less than the override low limit allows. Enter a higher override value to try again.

You entered a mark of punctuation for a variable name that the Recipe Builder does not recognize. Retype the variable name starting it with a number sign (#) followed by no more than 14 alphanumeric or underscore (_) characters. You entered a variable name that is over 15 characters, including the number sign (#). Shorten and retype the variable name. The tag group file assigned to the recipe is unreadable. Select a different tag group or recreate the tag group you want to use. To create a tag group, refer to the chapter Using the Tag Group Editor. You have a set of formulas that reference variables chained over 14 rows. Modify the formulas so that they reference few variables. You selected a control recipe from the Open Control Recipe dialog box that does not exist or could not be found. Either copy the control recipe into the Control Recipe path or select a recipe from the list box. You entered a negative number or nonnumeric data in the Go To dialog box. Retype the row number you want to jump to and try again. The keyword in the formula does not have a value. Refer to the section Understanding Recipe Keywords to learn how to set the value of each keyword. Either you entered a string constant into the formula or override value column when the associated tagname references an F_ field

Expression is too deeply nested Invalid entry. Please enter the name of an item in the list box.

Invalid item number

Keyword is not defined in recipe

Mismatched datatype

Message

Meaning and Action or you attempted to set an absolute, percentage, or difference override limit for a string constant. To correct this, enter a formula or override value that evaluates to a numeric value and then enter the override limit.

No column selected

You selected a button on the Search and Replace dialog box without first selecting a column. Select the column you want to search and then click a button on the dialog box to search for or replace data in the recipe. You have a formula that references a variable with no value. Modify the formula of the appropriate variable so that the Recipe Builder can calculate it. You selected the Go To Item button from an error list dialog box without first selecting an item in the list box. Select an error in the dialog box and then click the Go To Item button.

No formula to evaluate

No item selected in error list

No tag group assignment or tag You selected the Show Tagnames command before creating or group file does not exist assigning a tag group to the recipe. To create the tag group, refer to the chapter Using the Tag Group Editor. To assign the tag group, select Assign Tag Group from the Options menu and enter the name of the tag group in the dialog box that appears. No value entered for override limit You selected an absolute, a percentage, or a difference override limit from the Override dialog box without entering a value for the type of limit you selected. Complete the field associated with the type of limit you selected and try again. The Recipe Builder could not locate the note file for the current recipe. Select the Yes button to create the file and start Notepad. Select the No button to return to the recipe. You entered standard batch size that: Is greater than 9,999,999.0, Is less than 0.0000001, Contains a negative number, or Contains nonnumeric data.

Note file [filename] not found. Create it?

Out of range

Retype the standard batch size you want and try again. Paste error for `tagname': text Keep this item, discard it or undo the paste? You are pasting a recipe item or variable into the recipe that may already exist, does not have a valid formula, or contains text in the Verify column other than YES or NO. Select the Keep Item button to retain the valid parts of the recipe item being pasted or select the Discard Item button to prevent the entire recipe item from being pasted into the recipe. To cancel the entire operation, select the Undo Paste button.

Message Precheck did not complete (reason)

Meaning and Action The Recipe Builder could not complete its examination for errors during an upload or download. Restart your computer and try again. The Recipe Builder's startup file, RCP.INI, contains a verification time-out value that: Is greater than 65535, Is less than 1, Contains a negative number, or Contains non-numeric data.

RCP.INI contains a bad verification time-out value; using default

Because the time-out value is invalid, the Recipe Builder uses its default value of 30 seconds. To change the time-out value, edit RCP.INI using the instructions in the section Changing the Verification Time-out Interval. Recalculation failed at Item #row_number. Error number: text The Recipe Builder cannot calculate the value of the formula in row row_number. Examine this formula and make sure it conforms to formula syntax. For more information about formulas, refer to the chapter Working with Formulas. You attempted to upload or download while the spreadsheet was empty. Either open a recipe or enter the tagnames you want to upload from or download to. The Recipe Builder is about to replace the specified search string with the specified replacement string. Select the Yes button to replace each occurrence of the search string in the selected cell. Select the All button to replace each occurrence of the search string in the selected column. Select the No button to stop replacing data. You entered a row number in the Go To dialog box that was greater than the last row in the spreadsheet. Retype the row number you want to jump to and try again. The Recipe Builder is about to replace the specified search string with the specified replacement string. However, it located multiple occurrences of the search string. Select the Yes button to replace each occurrence of the search string in the selected cell. Select the All button to replace each occurrence of the search string in the selected column. Select the No button to stop replacing data. The Recipe Builder cannot locate the specified tag group file. Either the tag group does not exist or does not reside in the Picture path. Try copying the file to this path or create it with the Tag Group Editor.

Recipe has no items

Replace text?

Row is beyond end of recipe

Search string was found x times. Replace each one?

Tag group file does not exist

Message Tagname does not exist. Continue?

Meaning and Action The Recipe Builder cannot locate the tagname you want to add to the recipe in the specified database. Select the No button to abort the operation or select the Yes button to add the tagname. If you add the tagname, make sure you add the block to the database or you will be unable to download or upload the recipe. The Recipe Builder could not find the specified search string in the selected column. You entered a report column width that: Is greater than 100, Is less than 1, Contains a negative number, or Contains nonnumeric data.

Text not found

The column width must be between 1 and 100.

Retype the column width you want and try again. The editor is already running You selected the Notes command while the text editor used to create and modify recipe note files was already in use. Select the OK button on the message box; the Recipe Builder automatically switches you back to the text editor. Modify your recipe note files as needed. To quit the text editor and return to the Recipe Builder, select the Exit command from the File menu. You are attempting to scale the batch size while one or more override values are in use. Select the Continue button to proceed or select the Cancel button to abort the operation. To clear all overrides and scale the batch size, select the Clear All button. You are deleting the current recipe identifier. This results in the deletion of the entire recipe item or variable. Select the Yes button to delete the recipe item or variable. Select the No button to abort the operation. You attempted to enter data into a column that is non-modifiable. To make the column modifiable, refer to the section Modifying a Column. After making the column modifiable, try entering data into the column again. You attempted to start the Recipe Builder without the security rights to the Recipe Development or the Recipe Operations windows. Consult your system administrator before proceeding. The Recipe Builder is using the default display format because it could not find the file DEFAULT.RFT. To load this file on startup, make sure the file resides in the Local path and restart the Recipe Builder.

There are recipe items with OVERRIDE VALUES.

This change will destroy this recipe item. Continue?

This column can't be modified. Check the display format.

Unauthorized access attempted

Using internal display format

Message

Meaning and Action

Variable is not defined in recipe You entered a variable name in the formula column that is not in the Identifier column. Create the variable by entering its name in a blank cell of the Identifier column. You can only switch to the Operations window with a CONTROL recipe You attempted to display the Recipe Operations window with an untitled recipe, a master recipe, a master text recipe, or a backup recipe open in the spreadsheet. Either open a control recipe or save the current recipe as a control recipe before switching to the Recipe Operations window. You specified a command line parameter to open a master recipe or a master text recipe when the Recipe Builder starts. However, the Recipe Builder is set up to automatically display the Recipe Operations window. To display the specified recipe, select the OK button to open the Recipe Operations window and switch to the Recipe Development window and open the recipe. To set up the Recipe Builder to automatically display the Recipe Development window, switch to the Development window and select the Start in DEV Window from the Window menu. The Recipe Builder attempted to display the Recipe Development window. However, your user account does not contain the necessary privileges to display this window. Consult your system administrator before proceeding. You attempted to download a recipe without the necessary security rights to do so. Consult your system administrator before proceeding. The Recipe Builder attempted to display the Recipe Operations window. However, your user account does not contain the necessary privileges to display this window. Consult your system administrator before proceeding. You attempted to save a recipe without the necessary security rights to do so. Consult your system administrator before proceeding.

You can open only Control Recipes in the Operations window

You do not have Security Privileges to run RECIPE DEVELOPMENT feature

You do not have Security Privileges to run RECIPE DOWNLOAD feature You do not have Security Privileges to run RECIPE OPERATIONS feature

You do not have Security Privileges to run RECIPE SAVE feature

You do not have Security You attempted to create a report or save a master text or control Privileges to run RECIPE TEXT text recipe without the necessary security rights to do so. Consult OUTPUT feature your system administrator before proceeding. You do not have Security Privileges to run RECIPE UPLOAD feature You do not have Security Privileges to run this RECIPE feature You attempted to upload a recipe without the necessary security rights to do so. Consult your system administrator before proceeding. The Recipe Builder cannot complete the operation you selected because you do not have the necessary application feature in your user account. Consult your system administrator before proceeding.

Message You must have at least one column displayed

Meaning and Action You attempted to remove all the columns from the display format or from a report. The Recipe Builder requires at least one column for display formats and reports. You are creating a report for an untitled recipe. To save the report with the name UNTITLED, select the Yes button. To abort the process select the No or Cancel buttons. NOTE: If you subsequently name the recipe, the Recipe Builder will not be able to locate the report you created. To enable the Recipe Builder to locate the report, create a new report or rename the existing one so that the recipe name and the report name match.

Your untitled recipe report will be saved to "untitled.rcr". Continue?

Uploading and Downloading Messages


Message Bad value Action You are downloading a value to a field that cannot be written to or the value being written is invalid. Make sure the field can be written to and that the field exists. You are downloading a value to a field that cannot be written to. Try downloading to a different field. You are downloading to a database block that is in Automatic mode. Put the block in Manual mode and download the recipe again.

Cannot write to this field Current block mode does not allow writes Field name returns wrong data type Field's value not known

You are uploading or downloading a recipe with one or more symbols defined and no tag group assignment. Assign the appropriate tag group and try uploading or downloading the recipe again. The Recipe Builder cannot upload the recipe or verify the specified recipe item because it cannot read a value from the specified block. Make sure SAC and your I/O driver are running. Also make sure the block is on scan. The data type of the formula does not match the specified field. For example, you may have specified a string constant for a F_ field. Either change the formula or the field you are downloading to. Either the specified tagname cannot be written to or it may not exist. Verify that the tagname exists and can be written to. One or more recipe items have:

Illegal option, Please re-enter

Tagname is not defined Undefined recipe item

Message

Action

A calculated or override value but no identifier, or An identifier but no formula or override value

Complete the identifier column and either formula or the override value column for the specified recipe items. Value is not accessible from this plant area You are downloading to a field that cannot be written to or the necessary security area rights are not assigned to the Recipe user account on the target SCADA server. Consult with your system administrator and add the security areas of the block you are downloading to the Recipe user account. You are downloading a value that is greater than the block accepts. Change the formula or override value of the specified recipe item and try downloading the recipe again.

Value out of range

Audit Trail for Recipe Builder


Message bad completion status flag Action The analog block defined as the completion status indicator is undefined or cannot be read from or written to. Make sure the block exists in the database and that the block is in a mode that allows it to be read from and written to (for example, Analog Input blocks should be in Manual mode). One of the following command line parameters was not specified: Control Recipe parameter Master Recipe parameter Master Text Recipe parameter Control Text Recipe parameter

bad error file name

Include the appropriate command line parameter and try again. bad or active interlock The upload or download interlock specified for the recipe is active or does not exist. Make sure the interlock is inactive before you try again. If the specified tagname does not exist, create the necessary block in the database or specify a different tagname. The Recipe Builder does not recognize the command line parameter specified in a script or a Program block. Refer to the chapter Command Line Parameters for a list of recognized command line parameters and modify the script or Program block as needed.

bad override parameter

bad override parameter variable name cannot change batch size in control recipe

The variable name specified in the command line does not exist in the recipe. Re-type the command line and try again. The Batch Size parameter was specified in the command line while downloading a control or control text recipe. This command line parameter can only be used with master and master text recipes. Either download a master recipe or omit the Batch Size parameter from the command line and try again. The Tag Group parameter was specified in the command line while uploading or downloading a control or control text recipe. This command line parameter can only be used with master and master text recipes. Either upload or download a master recipe or omit the Tag Group parameter from the command line and try again. The parameter file specified in the command line does not exist or could be opened. By default, the Recipe Package assumes the file resides in the Local path. Either create a parameter file and save it in the Local path or copy the parameter file to this path. The Recipe Builder cannot open the specified recipe. Make sure you specified the name of the recipe in the command line and try again. Also make sure the recipe exists in the correct recipe path. If it does not, create it. The Recipe Builder cannot read the specified recipe. Try specifying the backup version of the recipe. The Recipe Download or Recipe Upload system task cannot recalculate the formula of each recipe item. Make sure the syntax of each formula is valid. Refer to the chapter Working with Formulas for information on formulas. The Recipe Package attempted to set the Batch ID. However, it encountered a memory or internal error. Exit from any applications not in use and restart the Recipe Builder. The Batch ID parameter was specified to the Recipe Upload system task. This task does not recognize this command line parameter. Omit the parameter and try again. The Recipe Download system task cannot set the current recipe's batch size because the batch size: Is greater than 9,999,999.0, Is less than 0.0000001, Contains a negative number, or Contains non-numeric data.

cannot change tag group in control recipe

cannot open parameter file

cannot open recipe file

cannot read recipe file

cannot recalculate recipe

cannot set batch ID

cannot set batch ID on upload

cannot set batch size

Retype the batch size you want and try again. cannot set batch size on upload The Batch Size parameter was specified to the Recipe Upload system task. This task does not recognize this command line parameter. Omit the parameter and try again. The Recipe Download system task cannot scale the recipe with override values in effect. Click the Clear Overrides button to remove all overrides and try downloading the recipe again. The Recipe Download system task cannot set one or more override parameters. The values specified are out of range, do not conform to a syntax that the Recipe Download task recognizes, or are the wrong data type (for example, entering string data for a F_ field). Verify all the values specified and try to download the recipe again. One or more override parameters were specified to the Recipe Upload system task. This task does not recognize these command line parameters. Omit the parameters and try again. The Recipe Package attempted to set the download remarks for the specified recipe. However, it encountered a memory or internal error. Exit from any application not in use and restart the Recipe Builder. The Download Remarks parameter was specified to the Recipe Upload system task. This task does not recognize this command line parameter. Omit the parameter and try again. The Recipe Download system task cannot locate the tag group assigned to the recipe or specified by the Tag Group parameter. Make sure the tag group exists in the directory defined by the Picture path. The Master Text Recipe or Control Text Recipe parameter was specified to the Recipe Upload system task. Master and Control Text recipes cannot be uploaded using this task. Upload the recipe from the Recipe Builder instead. The Command Line File parameter was included in the command line with other command line parameters. Delete the Command Line File parameter or remove the other command file parameters from the command line. The specified recipe was uploaded but cannot be saved. Make sure there is enough space on the disk to save the recipe and try again. The Batch ID parameter was specified without an identifier.

cannot set batch size with overrides

cannot set override value

cannot set overrides on upload

cannot set remarks

cannot set remarks on upload

cannot set tag group

cannot upload to a text file

cannot use parameter file with other parameters

cannot write recipe file

missing batch ID

Include a batch ID and try again. missing batch size The Batch Size parameter was specified without including a batch size. Include the batch size and try again. The Command Line File parameter was specified without an accompanying file name. Include the name of the parameter file and try again. One of the following command line parameters was specified without an accompanying recipe name: Control Recipe parameter Master Recipe parameter Master Text Recipe parameter Control Text Recipe parameter

missing parameter file name

missing recipe file name

Include the name of the recipe you want to upload or download and try again. missing remarks The Download Remarks parameter was specified without any accompanying text. Include the appropriate text and try again. The Tag Group parameter was specified without a tag group file. Include the name of the tag group file to use and try again. The Recipe user account does not exist on the node you are downloading from. Consult your system administrator before proceeding.

missing tag group file name

No RECIPE user found. Run the Security Configuration program and add a user called `RECIPE' to this node and all referenced SCADA nodes not a recipe file type

The file specified is not a recipe. Re-enter the name of the recipe to upload or download and try again. If you are using the Recipe Upload system task, make sure it is a master or control recipe. The Upload task cannot upload master text or control text recipes.

recipe path not found

The Recipe Package cannot locate the recipe path specified in the SCU. Make sure the master and control recipe paths exist or change the recipe paths to point to the directories where your master and control recipes reside. The formula for one or more recipe items cannot be evaluated or the identifier has not been entered. Complete the identifier and formula of each item and try uploading or downloading the recipe again. The Recipe Package does not recognize the command line parameter specified in a script or a Program block. Refer to the

undefined recipe item

unknown parameter

chapter Command Line Parameters for a list of recognized command line parameters and modify the script or Program block as needed.

Other Recipe
If the Recipe Builder cannot recalculate a formula (for example, when one or more variables referenced by the formula are undefined) an error message box appears displaying the following text: Recalculation failed at item #x. Error xxxx error_text The Recipe Builder also stops recalculating all formulas that come after the incalculable formula. You cannot change a recipe item with a field type of A_ and a string formula to an F_ field. If you attempt to do this, the following error message appears: Checking this item. Only F_ and A_ fields are allowed.

Auto Alarm Manager


Message User Queue not found - Run WUSERQ1.EXE or WUSERQ2.EXE. Solution The appropriate user queue could not be found. You do not have WUSERQ1.EXE or WUSERQ2.EXE running. Ensure that you have the appropriate WUSERQ configured with the Q1 or Q2 command option. To do so, review the command line options in the [AUTO ALARM TCPIP] section of the FIX.ini. For descriptions of command line options and how to update the FIX.ini, refer to Command Line Options for AAMTCP.exe section. You must enable FIX networking to use Auto Alarm Manager for TCP/IP. The TCP/IP networking feature must be enabled in the iFIX or FIX SCU. For instructions on how to enable TCP/IP networking in iFIX, refer to the Enabling TCP/IP Networking for the Auto Alarm Manager section. Can't read Remote FIX configuration An error occurred when reading the Auto Alarm Manager from SCU. Have you configured configuration information. AAM in the SCU? In the SCU, on the Sender and Receiver node, check the Auto Alarm Manager Configuration dialog box. Ensure that all settings are configured properly.

Message

Solution

For steps on how to configure the Auto Alarm Manager in the SCU, refer to the Configuring the Auto Alarm Manager in iFIX section. Auto Alarm Manager is not enabled in the SCU. The AAMTCP.exe shuts down if it is not configured in SCU to receive or send alarms. In the SCU, on the Sender and Receiver node, open the Auto Alarm Manager Configuration dialog box. Ensure that the Send Alarms or Receive Alarms option is enabled, along with the appropriate options. For steps on how to configure the Auto Alarm Manager in the SCU, refer to the Configuring the Auto Alarm Manager in iFIX section. Error in Acknowledging alarm. No AALARM user found. iFIX or FIX security is enabled, but you do not have the necessary security rights defined for the Auto Alarm Manager on your Sending nodes. Without these rights, iFIX cannot accept the Auto Alarm Manager's acknowledgments. Verify that the AALARM account exists, and that it is enabled for all security rights. For more information, refer to the Before You Begin: Configure Security Rights. Error initializing NT security attributes. A Windows operating system error occurred. Check Windows or your user access rights. For more information, refer to Windows help. Failed. The Auto Alarm Manager failed to initialize correctly because this is a PlantTV node, and that type of node not supported. Confirm that iFIX started correctly, and that networking is enabled and running. For instructions on how to enable TCP/IP networking in iFIX, refer to the Enabling TCP/IP Networking for the Auto Alarm Manager section. osx_glbl_alloc() of Management Buffer failed. Memory could not be allocated to run the Auto Alarm Manager. Check the following:

Failed to post an n_receive().

Message

Solution

Confirm that FIX or iFIX started properly and is running. Ensure that you have enough free memory available on your system.

System Error: C:\Program Files\GE Fanuc\Proficy iFIX\TCPTask.exe GetAllWin2KipAddrs() GetAdaptersInfoSizing Failed with Error

This is a non-fatal error. It occurs if you enabled TCP/IP networking in iFIX and your computer does not have an Ethernet card. Two of these error messages appear when you start iFIX. You can safely acknowledge both messages. iFIX and the Auto Alarm Manager should still start properly. If not, check your network adapter. It's possible that it does not have the TCPIP protocol enabled.

Common issues you may encounter when using Auto Alarm Manager, and their possible solution(s) are summarized below: Message No Ethernet Card Found Solution If you enabled TCP/IP networking in iFIX, and your computer does not have an Ethernet card, two error messages appear when you start iFIX. You can safely acknowledge both messages. iFIX and the Auto Alarm Manager should still start properly. If not, check your network adapter. It's possible that it does not have the TCP/IP protocol enabled. If you start the SCU and receive the following message: Can't find RASAPI32.DLL, try installing the Windows Remote Access Service software on your computer. If the modem on the Receiving node does not hang up when the modem on the Sending node does, you may need to enable Hardware Flow Control and Modem Error Control in your RAS software. To enable Hardware Flow Control and Modem Error Control: 1. From the Install Network Software list box, select Remote Access Service. 2. Click Configure. 3. Select the port your modem uses from the dialog box and click Configure. 4. Click Settings. 5. Click the Enable Hardware Flow Control and Enable Error Control check boxes. 6. Close all the open dialog boxes, the Network Control Panel, and

RASAPI32.DLL Not Found

Modem Does Not Hang Up

Message

Solution

restart your computer to ensure that the changes take effect. Unable to Add RAS Server to SCU Task List If you try to add the RAS server to the SCU task list so that it starts automatically with iFIX, you will not be able to do so. The RAS server cannot be added to the SCU task list. Instead, configure the RAS server to start automatically through the Windows Services dialog box. To start the RAS server automatically using the Windows Services dialog box: 1. Select Remote Access Server from the Services dialog box and click Startup. The Service dialog box appears. 2. Click Automatic and close all the open dialog boxes and the Service Control Panel to save your changes. 3. Restart your computer to start the RAS server automatically. Failure to Connect If the Auto Alarm Manager fails to connect, you may need to specify the name of a Windows user account that has dial-in permission in the Advanced Send Alarm Settings dialog box. Refer to the Configuring the Auto Alarm Manager to Run Properly as a Service section for instructions.

Terminal Server
Message The Terminal Services Licensing grace period has expired and the service is not registered with a license server. A terminal services license server is required for continuous operation. A terminal server can operate without a license server for 90 days after initial startup. Node Name Already in Use Solution If this message appears, Terminal Services Licensing needs to be installed from the Control Panel's Add or Remove Programs window, and then activated. It is not enough to have just Terminal Services Licensing installed; it must be activated. Once activated, use the Terminal Services Licensing component, the Licensing Wizard, to install any needed TSCAL tokens. For more information on Terminal Server licensing, refer to the Licensing Requirements section. This message can appear when you attempt to start a new iFIX session and a session with that node name already exists, or if you do not have correct permissions set on the Terminal Server machine. iFIX does not start in this instance. If no other session is using the node name, the issue is most likely due to a security rights issue on the Terminal Server machine (a non-administrator user is starting iFIX). To resolve the security rights issue:

Message

Solution

1. Log onto the Terminal Server machine as a user with Administrative rights. 2. On the Start button, point to Run. The Run dialog box appears. 3. Type regedt32 and press Enter. The Registry Editor appears. 4. Select the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT folder. 5. With the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT folder selected, on the Edit menu, click Permissions. The Permissions for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT dialog box appears. 6. If the users or group that runs iFIX does not appear in the Name list, add them by: Clicking Add. Selecting the user name or group name from the domain and clicking Add, and then OK.

7. Click the Advanced button. 8. Select the iFIX user or group from the list and click Edit. The Permission Entry dialog box appears. 9. In the Permission list, for the Set Value, put a check mark in the Allow column. If a check mark already exists, double-check that the correct users or group has been selected in the Name box. 10. Click OK for each dialog box and close the registry editor.

Security Synchronizer
Errors are categorized into three levels of severity, listed here from highest to lowest: Application Errors Security Synchronizer terminates without performing or completing synchronization. Error codes range from 200-299. User Account Errors Errors are encountered for individual user accounts, but the synchronization process completes. Error codes range from 100-199. General Errors Errors such as the inability to write to iFIX database tags are detected, but the synchronization process completes. Error codes range from 1-99. You may encounter a fourth type of error caused when an invalid command line parameter is passed to the Security Synchronizer. This type of error does not cause values to be written to the iFIX database, but it does cause messages to be written to the security log file and the iFIX alarm destinations.

You can configure error conditions to be reported in the Alarm Summary or other alarm destinations through the use of iFIX database tags. If the /E parameter is used to specify an analog error tag, you can configure that tag to alarm on the error value. For example, you can configure an Analog Input block that receives the error value to generate a HI alarm when the error value exceeds 99 or a HIHI alarm when the error value exceeds 199.

Application Error Codes (200-299)


The following table lists the application error codes. These errors cause the Security Synchronizer process to terminate without performing or completing synchronization. These errors have the highest severity. Application Error Codes Error Code 201 Error Message

Security Synchronizer: Unable to perform security synchronization. FIX system is not running Security Synchronizer: User has insufficient FIX privileges to run Security Synchronizer. Security Synchronizer: Attempt to execute synchronization while already running. Second attempt aborted. Security Synchronizer: Function is not enabled on this node; check license/key. Security Synchronizer: Security Configurator is running. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Insufficient memory to complete synchronization process. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Source of Windows security not specified (Domain, Local). Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Unable to retrieve security info from Windows Domain. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Unable to retrieve Windows security information from local PC. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: No group names found in Windows that map to FIX privileges. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: No Windows users belong to groups which map to FIX privileges. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Unable to retrieve FIX security data. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Unable to retrieve FIX security Area data. Synchronization

202

203

204 205 210

220

230

240

250

251

270 271

aborted. 272 Security Synchronizer: Unable to retrieve FIX Application Feature data. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Unable to retrieve FIX Security Group data. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Security paths unavailable or security has been tampered with. Synchronization aborted.

273

280

User Account Error Codes (100-199)


The following table lists the user account error codes. These errors are encountered for individual user accounts, but the synchronization process continues. These errors have medium severity. The %s character used in the following list of user account error message is replaced by the appropriate string for each instance of the message: User Account Error Codes Error Code 101 102 110 120 130 Error Message

Security Synchronizer: Can't create account for %s. Name already exists. Security Synchronizer: Can't create account for %s. Invalid characters in name. Security Synchronizer: Can't save changes to user %s. Error writing to file. Security Synchronizer: Can't add FIX group %s to user %s (>12). Security Synchronizer: Can't delete FIX user %s. Last user with access to Security Config. Security Synchronizer: Can't remove security configuration rights from user %s. Security Synchronizer: Can't remove user %. User no longer exists in FIX security. Security Synchronizer: Can't delete user %s. Error occurred writing to disk. Security Synchronizer: Error sorting FIX security users. Use FIX Security Configuration program to save configuration. Security Synchronizer: Unable to restore security data due to disk problems. Security may be corrupted. Security Synchronizer: Unable to backup security data due to disk problems. No FIX users were deleted.

131 140 141 150

160

161

162

Security Synchronizer: Unable to save security data due to disk problems. No FIX users were deleted.

General Error Codes (1-99)


The following table lists the General Error codes. These errors have the lowest severity. General Error Codes Error Code 20 21 22 30 31 32 Error Message Security Synchronizer: Can't write to Analog Error tag %s in FIX database. Security Synchronizer: Can't write to Digital Error tag %s in FIX database. Security Synchronizer: Can't write to Completion tag %s in FIX database. Security Synchronizer: Security Area name %s does not exist in FIX security. Security Synchronizer: application feature name %s does not exist in FIX security. Security Synchronizer: Security Group name %s does not exist in FIX security.

Command Line Parameter Errors


Values are not associated with command line parameter errors since values are not written to the iFIX database when these errors occur. These errors terminate the synchronization process before it actually begins. These errors are detected only when the SecuritySynchronizer.exe program is running, and not when programming to the Security Synchronizer Automation interface. Refer to the iFIX Automation Interfaces Help file for more information on the Automation interface. You may encounter one of these command line errors while running Security Synchronizer: Security Synchronizer: Invalid Windows Domain name. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Invalid Login Timeout value. Value must be between 0 and 86399 seconds. Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Invalid MapMode value. Synchronization aborted. FOR FUTURE USE. Security Synchronizer: Invalid Analog Error Tag syntax (/E). Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Invalid Failure Tag syntax (/F). Synchronization aborted. Security Synchronizer: Invalid Completion Tag syntax (/C). Synchronization aborted.

Historical Assign
Historical Assign Message Can't add group. Disk may be full. Check disk. Action or Meaning Check disk space and delete unnecessary files.

Historical Assign Message Cannot save a group with no tags. Close dialog anyway? Configuration file write error. Disk may be full. Enter a nodename.

Action or Meaning A group that contains no tags cannot be saved.

Check disk space and delete unnecessary files.

To use ? support in the tagname field you must first enter a node name in the Node field. Make sure your tagname has a F_ field. Node name must start with a letter and be less than 9 alphanumeric characters. Enter a limit value greater than or equal to 0. Check disk space and delete unnecessary files.

Field must be floating point type. Illegal characters in nodename.

Illegal limit value. Insufficient disk space to save new configuration. Insufficient disk space to save new group. Invalid autopurge time entered. Invalid rate value.

Check disk space and delete unnecessary files.

Valid autopurge range is from 2-200 days. Valid collection rates are: 1, 2, 10, 20, 30 seconds 1, 2, 10, 20, 30 minutes

Invalid value entered for phase.

Phase values are in 2 second increments from 0-58 seconds. Up to 255 collection groups can be defined in Historical Assign. The node name entered is not valid. Establish a session with the node in the SCU. The Phase value must be less than the Rate value. Verify that the entry is valid.

Maximum number of groups has been reached. Nodename is not valid. Save anyway? Phase must be less than rate. This Node:Tag.Field not found. Use anyway? This tagname is already assigned to the group.

The tagname is already entered for this group. You cannot enter duplicate tagnames into a collection group.

Historical Assign Message This qualifier is not a digital point. Use anyway?

Action or Meaning Verify the qualifier block that you entered. The qualifier is usually a Digital Input or Digital Output block. If you are not using a Digital block, a value of 0 stops collection and a value other than 0 starts collection.

Historical Collect
Historical Collect Message An overrun has occurred. Action or Meaning An overrun indicates that values for some tagnames in the group are not collected at the specified data collection rate. Overruns can be prevented by phasing this rate. Run HTC_SCAN from the iFIX Base path.

Data file write failure. Disk may be full. Unable to read data file. Existing data file corrupted. Existing data file read failure. No groups defined for collection. System time has been changed. HTC cannot continue. HTC warning qualifier not found. Use anyway? Unable to open configuration file. Run HTA.

Run HTC_SCAN from the iFIX Base path. Run HTC_SCAN from the iFIX Base path.

A collection group must be defined in Historical Assign before starting Historical Collect. The system date or time has been changed to a time that precedes data collection for the file. Stop Historical Collect, reset the time or date, and restart Historical Collect. The qualifier block you entered for the collection group in the Historical Assign program does not exist in the database. This message appears if the historical path was changed in the SCU. Run Historical Assign and modify a tag in each collection group so that the new configuration can be read. This message appears if a historical collection group was deleted out of the iFIX HTR path by a means other than HTA.

Error initializing HTC. Some .DAT files may have been erased.

Historical Display
Historical Display Message A pen group must contain at least one pen. Cannot find chart group. Action or Meaning You cannot delete all the pens in the pen group.

Check if the chart group you entered for the -CG command line parameter exists. There is no LABDATA.DEF file in the subdirectory from where you are importing lab data. A data dictionary file must exist in each subdirectory from where you import lab data ASCII files. Check if the pen group you entered for the -PG command line parameter exists. Check if the time group you entered for the -TG command line parameter exists. EGU definitions for a variable entered in the lab data ASCII file are not defined in the LABDATA.DEF file. EGU definitions must be entered in the LABDATA.DEF file for each variable you import. Variable names must be entered identically in both the lab data ASCII file and the LABDATA.DEF file. The lab data ASCII file you tried to import could not be opened. Check that the file name and path are valid. You must enter a value between 1 and 132 in the Column field of the Header Item Configuration dialog box. Verify that FIXERROR.TOV is in your iFIX NLS path.

Cannot find data dictionary.

Cannot find pen group.

Cannot find time group.

Cannot find variable in dictionary. Line ignored.

Cannot open lab data file.

Column must be between 1 and 132. Could not open all message files. Data not in chronological order. Value ignored.

The entries in the lab data ASCII file are not in chronological order. Each line of lab data must be sorted by increasing date and then by increasing time. In the LABDATA.DEF file, a duplicate entry defining a lab data variable exists. The first entry's EGU definitions are used; any duplicate entries are ignored. Remove duplicate entries from the LABDATA.DEF files. In the lab data ASCII file you imported, a duplicate value exists for a variable. The first entry's value is used; all duplicate values are ignored. In the -ET command line parameter, you specified an

Duplicate dictionary entry. Entry ignored.

Duplicate value for variable. Value ignored.

End Time (-ET) time specified.

Historical Display Message Duration (-DU) value ignored.

Action or Meaning ending time but you also specified ending time using the -DU parameter. You cannot use both. The -ET end time takes precedence. Enter a node name in the Tagname field before you use the question mark button to display a list of tagnames for the node. An error occurred while importing a lab data ASCII file. Check the error(s) listed in the error file that is written to the subdirectory from where you tried to import. Verify that HTDPRINT.EXE is in the iFIX base path.

Enter a node name first.

Errors encountered on Import. See the error file for messages.

Error executing HTDPRINT. Check paths. Error found on command line. Error writing to binary file. Cannot continue. Exceeded maximum number of groups. Group not added. File/Save can only modify an existing chart. Invalid date@time. Format is MM/DD/YY@HH:MM:SS. Invalid Days Before Now. Days Before (-DB) ignored. Invalid dictionary entry.

Check the accuracy of your command line syntax. File may be corrupted.

A maximum of 1500 groups can be defined in a chart, pen, or time group file. Since you created the chart using the New command, you can only save it with a Save As command. The value you enter for the start time (-ST) or end time (ET) parameter is not valid. The -DB parameter you submitted is not valid. Valid values range from 0-999. An invalid entry exists in the LABDATA.DEF file. Check the file for format errors or invalid characters. The duration value you entered is invalid. Maximum duration is 99:23:59:59. Minimum duration is 00:00:00:10. Format is (Days:Hours:Minutes:Seconds). Change the duration to 10 seconds or greater.

Invalid duration. Format is DD:HH:MM:SS.

Invalid duration. Minimum duration is 1 seconds. Invalid entry in data file.

In the lab data ASCII file you tried to import, there is an invalid entry. Check the file for format errors or invalid characters. A variable name in the lab data ASCII file you are importing is invalid. Make sure there are no invalid

Invalid lab variable name.

Historical Display Message

Action or Meaning characters in the name. Valid characters are A through Z, through 9, underscore ( _ ), and dash (-).

Invalid Time Before Now. Time Before (-TB) ignored.

The -TB parameter you submitted is not valid. Format is HH:MM:SS. Minimum time is 00:00:10. Maximum time is 23:59:59. You must enter a value between 1 and 39 in the Maximum length field of the Header Item Configuration dialog box. Historical Display requires the CHART.HGP, PEN.HGP, and TIME.HGP files in order to run. They are located in the iFIX HTR path. Historical Display creates default files if there are no HGP files.

Maximum length must be between 1 and 39. Missing an HGP file. Delete existing ones or find the missing ones.

Must provide a label and/or item. In the Header Item Configuration, both the Label field and Item field cannot be empty. You must enter a valid value in at least one of the fields. Name does not exist in Network Name Table. Cannot fetch limits because a session is not established with the specified node. Establish a session with the node in the SCU. The tagname query scans files created in the last 40 hours. No tagnames are available because no historical data files were created for the node in that time period. In the -ST command line parameter, you specified a starting date but you also specified starting date using the -DB parameter. You cannot use both. The -ST start date takes precedence. In the -ST command line parameter, you specified a starting time but you also specified starting time using the -TB parameter. You cannot use both. The -ST start time takes precedence. Change the -ET command line parameter to be greater than the -ST value. Cannot fetch limits because the tagname is not defined for the node. The group name entered is a duplicate. Enter a unique group name. A pen or time group cannot be deleted if it is part of an existing chart group. Either delete or redefine the chart group.

No current data collect files available to query for this node.

Start Time (-ST) date is specified. Days Before (-DB) value ignored.

Start Time (-ST) time is specified. Time Before (-TB) value ignored.

The end time is less than the start time. Values ignored. Tagname is not defined.

This description already exists. Please rename. This group is referenced by Chart _____ and cannot be deleted.

Network Error Codes


The following sections list the error codes, messages, and explanations for the network errors you can encounter if you experience problems with your network.

Startup Error Codes


If a network problem occurs during startup, one of the error codes or messages listed in the following table may appear. Error Code 1613 Error Message Description

Duplicate name in local name table.

A name conflict exists in the Local Name Table within NetBIOS. Examine the names added by third-party networking software to find the source of the conflict. This error can also occur if iFIX did not shut down properly prior to starting back up. In this case, restart the computer and iFIX.

1622

Name in use on remote node. Underlying network subsystem not ready. TCPTASK: Failed to initialize network subsystem. Windows Sockets API version mismatch.

The node name assigned to the node is currently in use on another node. Rename one of the nodes to correct this conflict. TCP/IP is not installed properly or is missing. Use PING or TCPTASK to verify that the underlying TCP/IP is set up before attempting to run iFIX.

8501 8502

8503

When attempting to initialize the Winsock TCP/IP interface, TCPTASK detected that the Winsock version is less than 1.1.

Run-time Error Codes


If a network problem exists that prevents sessions from establishing or causes sessions to be terminated, one of the error codes listed in the following table may appear in the NETDIAG program. Error Code 1605 1608 Error Message Description

Command timed out. These errors occur when the remote node is down. When the remote node is brought back up, the Connection Manager reInvalid Local Session establishes the session. Number.

Error Code

Error Message

Description

1610 1624

Session Closed. Session Ended Abnormally. Can't find name called. The session cannot be established because either a remote node is not operating, a cabling problem exists between the nodes, or the remote node name is not registered on the network. Verify both nodes are running compatible network software. Also, run NBTEST as discussed in the section Troubleshooting NetBIOS with NBTEST.

1620

1914

Connection NOT established with node. FIX dynamic connection in progress. FIX has been shut down on remote node.

The Connection Manager has not yet established a connection with the remote node. Wait for Connection Manager to establish the session. Connection Manager is in the process of establishing a dynamic connection with the remote node. Wait for Connection Manager to establish the session. Connection Manager has detected that iFIX has been shutdown on the remote node. This error code shows up temporarily and then changes to 1914.

1960

1964

8517

Node not found in The node name that you are trying to connect to be resolved to an TCP hosts database. IP address. The name is probably not in the local hosts file or on the WINS server. Obtain the remote node's IP address and add it to the HOSTS file.

Application Validator
The following list describes the audit messages associated with the Application Validator. These messages describe the events that can occur (to the operator) when running the Application Validator: Application Validator Baseline File has been tampered with! Application Validator Command-line: Create Baseline Application Validator Command-line: Print Comparison Detail Application Validator Command-line: Print Comparison Summary Application Validator Command-line: Print Single Baseline Application Validator Command-line: Save Comparison Detail Application Validator Create Baseline Application Validator Error retrieving security user Application Validator Error with Compare Directory: %s Application Validator Error with Fill Baseline Detail: Checksum difference for baseline file: [%s]. %s

Application Validator Error with Fill Baseline Detail: Failed to read encrypted baseline file: [%s]. %s Application Validator Failed to start Application: %s Application Validator iFIX isn't running Application Validator Insufficient Security Rights Application Validator Invalid Security Feature Application Validator Print Baseline Status/Comparison Summary Application Validator Report Comparison Detail Application Validator Report Comparison Summary Application Validator Report Printed Application Validator Report Saved Application Validator Report Single Baseline Application Validator Security not enabled Application Validator User not logged in

NOTE: The %s in these messages is replaced with the actual the directory name when the message appears.

Importing iFIX Pictures into Proficy Portal


You may encounter memory errors while attempting to import either one very large file, or a series of files. If this occurs, you will receive a message stating that there has been a memory error. Any files that were selected for import but not processed appear light gray in the list. It is recommended that you restart your web browser after receiving this error. If you encounter the memory error, try the following: Reduce the picture size or number of pictures: If you are importing multiple files, try importing a smaller number of files at a time. If you are importing a single, large picture, in iFIX, edit the picture so that it contains fewer objects. You can then re-export the picture and try the import again. If you are importing a single, large symbol/tag group file, then that file should be broken up into multiple, smaller tag group files and re-exported. For more information on using multiple symbol files in a picture, refer to the iFIX Electronic Books symbols topics (tip: type symbols in the Electronic Books Index). Increase the amount of memory available to the Java plugin. It is recommended that you increase the Java plugin memory on a temporary basis only, unless memory issues are persistent. To increase the memory: 1. Open the Java control panel. 2. Select the Java tab. 3. Click the Java Applet Runtime Settings View button. The Java Runtime Settings dialog box appears. 4. In the Java Runtime Parameters box, add -Xmx256m. NOTE: 256 is a suggested number. If the number is higher, depending on the operating system, the Java plugin may fail to load. o Click OK twice to save your changes and close the Java control panel. When the import is complete, remove the -Xmx256m.

NOTE: In some extreme cases, the import will never return (that is, the Import utility is unresponsive). If this occurs, cancel the import, restart your browser, and follow the same steps to prevent the problem (see previous bullet points).

SQL Trigger Block Alarms and Block Errors


Alarm or Block Description Error ERROR SQL LOG An undetermined error occurred. An error occurred and the SQL application could not connect to the relational database or you lost a connection. An error occurred because the application could not find the SQL command or the command was too long. An error occurred while reading an iFIX field. An error occurred while writing to an iFIX field. An error occurred because the number of values in the SQL command does not match the number of items in the SQL Data block. No error has occurred.

SQL CMD

FLD READ FLD WRIT DAT MATC

OK

iFIX and FIX on the Same Computer


An application error occurs when you start up FIX 7.0 as a service under Windows after you install iFIX. The error occurs because both FIX 7.0 and iFIX 4.0 use the same key name (FIX) under the Services key in the registry. Therefore, when you install iFIX 4.0, it overwrites the entry for FIX 7.0. Each product needs to have its own Services key. FIX 7.0 runs correctly if it is not run as a service. The workaround for this problem is to edit the registry so that the Services key points to the service executable in the correct path. The key is located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Fix. Set the ImagePath value to the correct path for fixsrv.exe.

Database Manager
You can ensure a process database contains no configuration errors by verifying it. Verifying a database also ensures that iFIX can process each block and that the database functions as you intend. While verifying a process database, Database Manager ensures that each block: Is in only one chain. Is linked to an appropriate block (for example, a Statistical Control block can be preceded only by a Statistical Data block).

Is used in the correct context (for example, as a stand-alone, a primary, or a secondary block). Does not reference non-existent blocks.

If Database Manager detects no errors, it displays a message box to inform you. However, if it encounters errors, the Verify Database dialog box appears. This dialog box lists each error and the block that contains it. The following table lists the possible verification errors and how to resolve them. Resolving Verification Messages When you see the message... tagname a:tagname b Tag is in more than one chain It means... To correct this configuration...

The block, tagname b, has Remove one or more links to tagname more than one upstream block b. linked to it. Tagname a identifies one of these blocks. You may have a secondary Remove the secondary block or add a block that is not in any chain or primary block to the start of the chain. is the first block in a chain. The block, tagname, chains to a Create a block with the name specified block that does not exist. in the Next field or enter the name of a block that exists. The block, tagname, contains its own name in its Next field. Change the name in the Next field or leave it blank. If you want to repeatedly perform a task, use a Program block instead. Create the block or change the reference to a block that exists.

tagname:Tag is not in any chain

tagname: Block not found for NEXT

tagname:Chains to itself

tagname: is not defined

The block, tagname, does not exist and another block references it. The field, fieldname, does not exist and it is referenced by a block in the database.

fieldname No such field in FDT

Change the reference to a field that exists.

Exceeding MAX chain size of 30

The database contains a chain Redesign this chain by breaking it into with more than 30 blocks. two smaller chains or remove any unnecessary blocks.

You can correct any error by double-clicking it to display the associated block configuration dialog box. To correct errors: 1. Edit the block to correct the problem. 2. Save the block. 3. Re-verify the database.

Mission Control
AAM Tab
The following table details possible messages that the Auto Alarm Manager may display during its operation, and lists potential solutions to the problem that the messages convey. These messages appear in the top half of the AAM tab in the Mission Control window. Troubleshooting Auto Alarm Manager Messages in Mission Control Message Cannot find the phone book entry Solution The primary or secondary contact specified in the SCU is not defined in the RAS phone book. Create a phone book entry for each contact before continuing. Refer to your Microsoft manuals for instructions.

Hardware failure in port or attached The Auto Alarm Manager cannot communicate with the device local modem. Verify that the cable connection between the modem and the computer is secure. If the problem persists, try a different cable or modem. Cannot detect carrier The Auto Alarm Manager could not establish a connection to the Receiving node. Make sure the RAS server is running. Also make sure the local modem detects a dial tone when it dials the primary or secondary contact. Do the following: 1. Select the phone book entry you want to edit. 2. From the Remote Access dialog box, click Edit. Click Advanced. If the Basic button appears, proceed to the next step. 3. Click Modem. 4. Clear the Enter Modem Commands Manually check box. 5. Close all open dialog boxes and exit the Remote Access program. The next time the Auto Alarm Manager dials, you should not receive an error. Testing the connection... Connection BAD After establishing RAS and iFIX connections, the Auto Alarm Manager on the Sending node sent a test message to the Receiving node and did not get a response. Make sure that Auto Alarm Manager is running on the Receiving node. If it is not, start it. The currently logged in user or the name of the user account specified in the Advanced Send Alarm Settings dialog box does not have the necessary rights to dial into

ERROR_INTERACTIVE_MODE

The account does not have remote access permission

Troubleshooting Auto Alarm Manager Messages in Mission Control Message Solution the RAS server. Use the RAS Administrator program on the server node to grant dial-in rights to the necessary users. All AAM session attempts failed The Auto Alarm Manager could not communicate with the Auto Alarm Manager on the remote node. Make sure the following conditions exist: The names of the primary and secondary contacts match the names of remote nodes associated with each RAS phone book entry. If they do not, edit the entries. Refer to your Microsoft manuals for more information. The Auto Alarm Manager is started with the correct command line parameter on the Sending and Receiving nodes. Use the /c parameter on the Sending node and the /s parameter on the Receiving node. Refer to the Implementing Alarms and Messages e-book for more information. The Sending and Receiving nodes are not on the same LAN.

Error 1311 setting emergency tag

The Auto Alarm Manager could not set the specified Emergency tag configured in the SCU. Some of the reasons for this could be: The specified TAG does not exist in the database. The specified NODE does not exist or is not reachable.

Error 1311 setting receive tag

The Auto Alarm Manager could not set the specified Receive tag configured in the SCU. Some of the reasons for this could be: The specified TAG does not exist in the database. The specified NODE does not exist or is not reachable.

Disable tag can't be read

The Auto Alarm Manager could not read the specified Disable tag configured in the SCU. Some of the reasons for this could be: The specified TAG does not exist in the database. The specified NODE does not exist or is not

Troubleshooting Auto Alarm Manager Messages in Mission Control Message Solution reachable. If you get this error, the AAM will keep running, and it cannot be disabled. NOTES: The AAMTCP.exe can only read from or write to a database tag on a local iFIX node. You cannot read or write to remote nodes. In other words, you cannot disable the Auto Alarm Manager from a tag on a remote node; it will always be running. You cannot set an Emergency tag or Receive tag on a remote node. It has to be on the same (local) node which the AAMTCP.exe is running on. You cannot acknowledge an alarm that comes from a remote node. For the alarm to be acknowledged, it has to be from the same (local) node that the AAMTCP.exe is running on. If it is not, the alarm will still be sent to the Receiver node, but will not be acknowledged by the Sender node.

SQL Tab
You can display the setup and status of iFIX ODBC in Mission Control. Each status field is described in the following table. System Task Status Codes Status Code Description Alarm adi Debug adi Displays the enabled alarm areas. Displays the enabled debug areas.

Alarm screen Indicates whether alarm messages are sent to the SQL task. Yes = send messages; No = send no messages. Debug screen Sql cmd tbl Indicates whether debug messages are sent to the SQL task. Yes = send messages; No = send no messages. Name of the SQL Library Table.

System Task Status Codes Status Code Description Sql err tbl Name of the SQL Error Log Table.

Sql cmd dbid Name of the Database Identifier specified in the SCU's SQL Task Configuration. Prim file Second. file Login delay Primary back-up file. Secondary back-up file. Number of seconds to wait before attempting to login once a connection is lost. The default is 300 seconds. Maximum SQL command length. Name of the local node. Identifies the status of the SQL task. This field can display whether the SQL task is logged onto one or several relational databases. Status of SQL caching.

Max sqlcmd Nodename Current status Caching status

SQL Server
Library and Error tables can be created from the client or the server using Enterprise Manager or ISQL. Use the following tables in this section as guides for the SQLLIB and SQLERR tables. Microsoft SQL Server SQLLIB Table Field Name sqlname sqlcmd Datatype Notes

varchar, size 8 varchar, size 100 - 255

Create a unique index on this field. If any of your SQL commands are longer than 255 characters, make this field a Text field. This allows over 2 billion characters.

Microsoft SQL Server SQLERR Table Field Name td node Datatype datetime varchar, size 8

Microsoft SQL Server SQLERR Table Field Name tag sqlname sql_err fix_err prog_err Datatype varchar, size 10-30 varchar, size 8 varchar, size 250 varchar, size 100 varchar, size 100

NOTE: SQLLIB and SQLERR are the default names for the tables. You can name them anything you wish as long as those names are reflected in the SCU. However, the field (column) names must be entered exactly as shown. Use the following commands to create the Library table, Index, and Error Log table if using ISQL:

Discovery And Auto-Assembly Component (DAC)


Browse Failure If all methods were successful, then a complete list of the servers found on the machine is displayed. If no servers were found on the machine, the message "No servers were found on the machine" is displayed. You must then verify that either the correct machine name/TCP/IP address was entered in the previous page or that the OPC server(s) are correctly installed on the given machine. If one or more methods fail, a message box is displayed indicating the methods that were used and which ones succeeded or failed. It also displays an error message indicating the reason for failure, as returned by the system. Any server(s) found are listed. You can select a server from the list or remedy the reason for the failure and rerun the search.

DDE
The following table describes the errors, associated messages, and corresponding explanations associated with the DDE Client task. These messages appear in the Last Error fields on the DDE Client Task dialog box and in the configured message destinations. Communication Messages Message None Cannot establish conversation. Server rejected request. Explanation No communication problems have occurred. If the connection is local, the error indicates that either the server is not running or the topic does not exist. iFIX prompts you to start the server the first time this error is detected.

Communication Messages Message Explanation

If the connection is through NetDDE, this error may indicate a network problem. Cannot establish conversation, cannot create advise list. The system has run out of memory while the DDE Client Task is attempting to make a connection to a server.

Cannot establish The system has run out of memory while the DDE Client Task is conversation, cannot add attempting to make a connection to a server. to list. Cannot start advise loop, The conversation with the DDE server has started but there is a problem server rejected request. with the item. Cannot start advise loop, The system has run out of memory while attempting to establish cannot add to list. communication. Cannot start advise loop, The server rejected the initial request for data made by the client. The server rejected data advise loop has been successfully established but the server refuses to request. pass data back to the client. This may indicate the server is overloaded. Cannot start advise loop, The server took too long to acknowledge a request by the client to start request timed out. an advise loop and the client timed out. This indicates the server is temporarily overloaded. Cannot execute The DDE client attempted to execute a command on the server. command, request timed out. Server is busy. Low on memory. The server was overloaded while a DDE transaction was attempted. The server was low on memory while a DDE transaction was attempted.

Memory allocation failed. The server was low on memory while a DDE transaction was attempted. User does not have rights to shut down the DDE Client Task. The user attempted to shut down the DDE Client Task but does not have sufficient security rights to do so. The user must have the Background Task Exit application feature in his user profile in order to shut down the DDE Client Task. The user has entered an invalid character or a value out of range in the Maximum Links field. The valid range is 1 - 1000. The user has entered an invalid character or a value out of range in the Access Period field. The valid range is 0 to 172800 seconds.

Invalid Maximum Links.

Invalid access period.

Communication Messages Message Cannot create I/O list (check memory). Cannot create advise loop list. Explanation The system has run out of memory while establishing communication with a server. The system ran out of memory while the user was opening the Active Advise Loops dialog box.

The following table describes the system messages and corresponding explanations associated with the DDE server. DDE System Messages Error Code Explanation 1150 1209 1212 1213 1314 1608 1620 1624 1750 2005 2302 1620 ?E100 E-1? ERROR:99 iFIX is not running. Invalid field. Field's value not known or block may be off scan. Invalid field. Invalid field. Network-related problem. Session not established. Cannot find remote node. Session with remote node has been lost. Tag is not defined in the database. Network-related problem. Either waiting for data or node name is not in the network table. Session not established. Cannot find remote node. Invalid node, tag, or field entered, or problem returning data. No communication established with DDE. Invalid node, tag, or field entered, or problem returning data.

The following table describes the messages and corresponding explanations that can occur when starting the DDE Client Task. The error will be displayed in the Runtime Error field and the configured message destinations. DDE Client Startup Messages Message Cannot initialize DDEML Explanation A connection could not be made to the DDEML.DLL file. Either the file does not exist or it is not in the Windows search path. The system ran out of memory trying to set up the conversation list.

Cannot create conversation list (Check memory) Out of timer resources

There are too many tasks running simultaneously. You should shut down a task to free up a timer for the DDE Client task timer.

Access
iFIX provides the SQLERR.TXT text file, located in the C:\Program Files\GE Fanuc\Proficy iFIX\App directory, to help you troubleshoot communication errors from your relational database. This file contains communication error numbers. When a communication error occurs, iFIX displays @ symbols (by default) in a data link to indicate the problem. If you are using Access, some of the same error numbers listed in the SQLERR.TXT file are used to indicate relational database errors. As a result, you may see @ symbols in the run-time environment when no communication error has occurred. To correct this problem, delete the SQLERR.TXT file.

Historian Server
During a failed write attempt to the Proficy Historian Server, the iFIX WorkSpace becomes inactive. You can control how long this lasts by setting the number of seconds you allow for the connection time-out. The default is 90 seconds. To configure the time-out, add this setting to the FixUserPreferences.ini file in the iFIX Local folder: [Historian] TimeoutSecs=10 Here, the time-out is set to 10 seconds. The valid range is 5 to 300 seconds, though not enforced.

VisiconX
In the runtime environment, the Data Control displays Connection Error. Make sure the table in the query is accessible. Create a query using the Table command and run the query again. If the message reappears, the table is not accessible.

Check your user privileges. You may not have the necessary privileges to access the table. Review the data source and data conversion selected for all objects and animated query properties.

System Messages

System Messages
System messages provide information about completed tasks and errors. iFIX generates a system message when: A database finishes loading. The state of a network session changes. An I/O driver detects an error. The Scan, Alarm, and Control (SAC) program: Starts up. Completes a specific task. Encounters specific database block or chain errors. Encounters run-time or system errors.

OPC Errors
Each animated object in a picture uses OPC protocols to receive data and report errors. The animation error preferences define the default error strings and values that the object uses when an error occurs. For example, by default, when a communication error occurs, Data links display the text "@@@@". You can customize the animation error defaults by entering new values in the Animations Data Error Defaults tab. By changing the defaults, you make the default error messages more intuitive for your industry. For example, when a communication error occurs, you can have Data links display the following text by entering it into the Comm field of the Format Animation Object Defaults area: Cannot communicate with server

Alarming
no destination is currently available to dispatch the alarm If your system is networked, be sure that the Alarm Network Service is always enabled. If the Alarm Network Service is disabled, you may receive an error message stating that no destination is currently available to dispatch the alarm. NOTE: If the local computer does not have a configured session with a remote SCADA server, the local computer does not receive alarms or messages from the remote SCADA server.

iFIX ODBC
Data source name not found and no default driver specified. In order to run the SQL task (WSQLODC.EXE) as a service, you must use system data sources. If you attempt to use a user data source, you will get an error similar to the one above.