InTouch Import Wizard

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Introduction

The InTouch Import Wizard imports an InTouch project into Fernhill SCADA.

CautionCaution: There is no guarantee the imported configuration will work as intended.
After running this tool, you should check the imported configuration is safe to use.

Using the InTouch Import Wizard

To import configuration from an InTouch project:

  1. In the Tag Window, right click on the folder where you want to import the project.
  2. From the menu select Import followed by Import an InTouch Project...
  3. The first time you run the import wizard a disclaimer dialog will open: Disclaimer about importing InTouch configuration.

    If you do not want to see this dialog again, select the Do not show this in future check box.

    Click Yes to accept the disclaimer and open the File Open dialog.

  4. Browse to and select the appropriate Intouch.ini file.
  5. Click Open to start reading the InTouch project:
    Reading InTouch Project

    After a short while the Work in progress dialog will close and the import summary dialog will open:

    InTouch Import Wizard
  6. Click OK on the InTouch Import Wizard to start the import:

    Note: The import wizard may open the Resolve Access Names dialog:

    Resolve InTouch access names dialog

    If you see this dialog, enter the type of tag you want to create for each access name. Then click OK.

    The Import Configuration dialog remains open while the configuration is imported:

    Import in progress dialog

    When the import has finished, the Import Completed dialog opens:

    Import complete dialog
  7. Click OK to close the Import Completed dialog.
  8. The InTouch Import Wizard will open the Import Report providing a summary of what was imported from the project.

InTouch Resource Mapping

Resources in InTouch are converted to the nearest equivalent in Fernhill SCADA:

InTouch ResourceFernhill SCADA Equivalent
Alarm GroupsDatabase Folders
TagsI/O Data Point Tags or Internal Tags
WindowsGraphic Pages
ScriptsIEC 61131-3 Programs

InTouch Animation Translation

When converting InTouch Windows to Fernhill SCADA Graphic Pages, the import Wizard converts animations to the nearest data binding. The following table describes how the wizard translates each animation type:

Touch Links

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
User Inputs DiscreteDataBindText,
ActionButtonDown
User Inputs AnalogDataBindText,
ActionButtonDown
User Inputs StringDataBindText,
ActionButtonDown

Line Color

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
Line Color DiscreteDataBindLineColor
Line Color AnalogDataBindLineColor
Line Color Discrete AlarmNot currently translated
Line Color Analog AlarmNot currently translated

Fill Color

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
Fill Color DiscreteDataBindFillColor
Fill Color AnalogDataBindFillColor
Fill Color Discrete AlarmNot currently translated
Fill Color Analog AlarmNot currently translated

Text Color

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
Text Color DiscreteDataBindTextColor
Text Color AnalogDataBindTextColor
Text Color Discrete AlarmNot currently translated
Text Color Analog AlarmNot currently translated

Sliders

Sliders VerticalDataBindOffsetY,
ActionButtonDown
Sliders HorizontalDataBindOffsetX,
ActionButtonDown

Object Size

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
Object Size HeightDataBindScaleY
Object Size WidthDataBindScaleX

Location

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
Location VerticalDataBindOffsetY
Location HorizontalDataBindOffsetX

Percent Fill

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
Percent Fill VerticalDataBindClipVertical
Percent Fill HorizontalDataBindClipHorizontal

Touch Pushbuttons

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
Discrete ValueActionButtonDown,
ActionButtonUp
ActionActionButtonDown,
ActionButtonUp,
ActionButtonWhileDown,
ActionContextMenu,
ActionDoubleClick
Show WindowActionButtonUp
Hide WindowActionButtonUp

Miscellaneous

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
VisibilityDataBindFillVisible,
DataBindLineVisible,
DataBindVisible
BlinkDataBindFillBlink,
DataBindLineBlink,
DataBindBlink
OrientationDataBindRotation
DisableDataBindDisableActions

Value Display

InTouch AnimationFernhill SCADA Data Binding(s)
Value Display DiscreteDataBindText
Value Display AnalogDataBindText
Value Display StringDataBindText

Further Information

Import Tools

For information about other the import tools available in the Configuration Tool.

Tag Window

For information about configuring tags.

Fernhill SCADA Configuration Tool

To learn about other features the Fernhill SCADA Configuration Tool.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.