Many ClearSCADA drivers contain a protocol translator that can convert raw comms and IO logs into HTML. This utility makes it easy run the appropriate translator for a particular log file from Windows® Explorer. Support of this tool is provided informally via the ClearSCADA Forums.
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To allow easy access to the protocol translators from Windows® Explorer perform the following steps:
- Copy 'TranslatePicker.exe' onto your PC - suggested folder C:\Utilities
- Edit 'TranslatePicker.reg' to change the path (both of them) to wherever you copied 'TranslatePicker.exe' to (default is C:\Utilities)
- Merge 'TranslatePicker.reg' into registry using a right-click on the .reg file
You will now be able to right-click on a file in Explorer and select the "Translate (Default)" menu option to translate a comms log file using the default options. If the utility can determine the protocol from the filename it will automatically run the appropriate driver, otherwise it will display a dialog prompting you to select a driver from those that are installed.
Alternatively, select the "Translate (Options)" menu option to choose the (non-default) options for translating the comms log file. The available options vary depending on the particular driver. For example, the following options are available in the Advanced Modbus driver: