Freelance: Loading changed task without prompt to stop it
While (re-)loading an entire task in Freelance Engineering (v9.1, Control Builder F) something strange happened and I'd like opinions if this is intended behaviour or not.
One task in this Freelance system had to be extended with more programs, but the process image was full. So I increased the process image in the task configuration (from 8 to 16 KB). This was the only change.
As expected, the task node and all other nodes below it (program lists, programs) turned yellow which means "task must be stopped while loading". Using "show selected objects" indicated that all programs had been invalidated which also is to be expected.
Normally, when selecting "load changed objects" on a yellow task node, there is a prompt to stop the task in order to proceed loading the changes.
What actually happened is that there was no prompt whatsoever and the loading progressed while the task was running. This created some "interesting" effects in the process instead of just freezing all signals.
Is this behaviour expected or have I encountered a bug? Is there any gain in reporting this to ABB support?
Thanks and best regards
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the observed behavior is definitely worth being reported to ABB support.
The required stop has obviously been detected correctly in the FE, but during the download the controller has not honoured this information. Is the event log of the controller available? Can you reproduce the issue?