How to do a Upload of the .ple file for a 800xA System fro freelance?
We have a 800xA System for freelance and we could not do a uploader. We'e got the following error "Fatal Error: Failed to parse the ple. file".
The Nodes of the System are: ASCS11 (Aspect Server and PLC Connect); CS21 (Freelance Connect - Freelance OPC Server) and the EWS (Control Builder F engineering Station). We have connection between the EWS and CS21, the CS21 (OPC Gateway object) in CBF connect to the OPC Server in CS21.
Does anyone know that might be happening and causing this error?
Thanks in advance
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As per my knowledge there are some scenarios which will create "Fatal Error: Failed to parse the ple. file",
If tag name in CBF contains any special characters other than" _ (underscore)" for eg if "+(plus)" is available in any of the variable or tag name, you will get above error while uploading .ple in xA system, please check all tag/Variable names in CBF.
If Aspect & Connectivity server configurations are not correct in CBF you will get above error while uploading .ple in xA system.
Scenario 3: If any manual intervention done in .ple file you may get above error while uploading .ple(manually changed) in xA system.
Assume your setup(800xa + freelance) meets all the prerequisits,
apart from that check few things,
Export backup project as .ple file in CBF only after saving and loading all the configuration to the controller.
Try to export new .ple backup file from cbf and run .ple file uploader in system 800xA.
If you had uploaded .ple file before in system 800xA And uploading again then use synchorisation mode. i.e select "synchronising the project" check box @ import object for AC800F uploader in control structure. this may solve your issue.