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Addios Icon     This utility Adds IO Definitions to the EPS Database
This application is designed to assist in the adding of IO definitions to the EPS database.  Adding IO definitions can require additions to 4 different Database tables several of which need to be synchronized.  The AddIO utility expedites and simplifies these additions.  The Configuration tab is where additions are defined.  The following is a typical screen.
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Setting the IO Type code defines the format to be used for many of the entries. 
The type codes are defined as follows:

bulletC - CoTag IO Definitions
bulletD - Dome Light Controller IO definitions
bulletS - Security Inputs (Electronic Energy Control [STA-16])
bulletR - Relay Output (Electronic Energy Control [AR-16, EX-16])
bulletP - CollectIR Relay Output
bulletV - VIP IO Definitions

The ## entries defined on this screen will be redefined based on the numeric range that is specified on the definition screen.  Any of the fields on the configuration screen can be edited to create more appropriate names for the group of entries to be added.

The Definition screen is used to define the range of entries to be added to the Database, it also allows the individual entries to be modified.  A typical definition screen, after adding a range of entries is seen below.
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As you can see from the above there were four entries for each IO added.  One location, two Item/Assets and one IO (type S).  Selecting each of these will show the definitions to be added the the database at the right.  Above, the Item/Asset name and Description are displayed.  These entries can be changed by editing the fields displayed.  Once the desired changes have been made, clicking the "Add to DB" command button actually adds the entries from the list to the database.   This two step process allows you to review all of your entry before committing them to the database.  If a change needs to be made after adding IO definitions to the database, the dbEntry application should be used.


 Last Modified: February 11, 2003