How to open and use DB and PC source codes and access to the graphical view of AMPL source codes
I typed the DUMP DataBase and PC Source Code commands (DUDBS & DUPCS) in our old MS-DOS based industrial computer called MasterAid 220 and gathered .AA files such as "PCSC0101.AA" from SRCE folder in the destination "C:\ROOT\*******\RMC_001" as you see in the picture " MS-DOS folders.jpg". I also copied files like "BSC01.BAX" and "BSC01.LS2" from DBDATA folder and files like "PCSC0101.AAX" from PCDATA folder in the same directory. Then I copied these source files on the floppy disk and transfered them to the new laptop with CBA software.
But for example when I open PCSC0101.AAX with Control Builder A 1.3 software I see a "text" file that is attached. So I have a few questions:
1-I am collecting true files or another directory and files should be copied?
2- I can't see a graphical view of these codes like "AMPL document printout examlpe.png" picture attached. Can I access to a graphical view of the process control program and graphicaly edit and change it?
3-Is there any need to convert or upgrade these PC and DB data to a newer version useble in the CBA software? If Yes, How?
4- How can we have an integrated project file that contains these sub-blocks (DB & PC) like Control Builder A project files?
What you need is the source code files, located in the SRCE folder. Copy all .AA and .BA files. If you have them, you don´t need anything else.
Create a new project in Application Builder (same type of target system). Paste all previously named files into the SRCE folder.
From APB, convert .AA and .BA to .AAX and .BAX.
Open Function Chart Builder, and backtranslate, first the database and then the programs.
If you´ve followed the theese steps, you now have an integrated project.