ClearSCADA

Overview

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.

Download for 64 bit servers.

Download for 32 bit servers.

This requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package to be installed. This is installed with the latest version of ClearSCADA, alternatively see this Microsoft page.

Setup

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

Translating a Comms Log

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: