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TN IT261 Editing the :MODE heading in the CSV Input File for Wonderware InTouch




This article from InSource talks about the :MODE heading in the CSV input file that is created by the DBLoad utility. 

  • Author: Rufus Handsome
  • Published: 02/23/2017
  • Applies to: Wonderware InTouch 2014 and greater


When loading changes to the InTouch Tagname Dictionary using the DBLoad utility, be sure to pay special attention to the first line of the file of the input CSV file. The first line of the database input file specifies the operating mode for the file when it is loaded or merged into an application using the DBLoad utility. This is indicated by the :MODE heading. Use the following keyword examples to properly configure the input actions for the file:

‘:MODE=ASK’ - Change the tagname of the input or the existing entry to your specified tagname and then insert the new definition into the Tagname Dictionary (ASK AT EACH                             POTENTIAL CHANGE)

‘:MODE=REPLACE’ - Delete existing entry and replace it with a new entry

‘:MODE=UPDATE’ - Overwrite the existing definition with only the fields that are “explicitly” defined in the input file.

Using REPLACE or UPDATE will decrease the amount of confirmation messages.