Understanding the FILE part of a XIF file

Issue

When having issues with a specific NCI (SCPT or UCPT) in a XIF file it can be hard to understand the FILE definition in the XIF file in order to troubleshoot a given issue

For information regarding NCI's that are not part of a FILE definition, refer to article #17213

Product Line

TAC Vista, Satchwell MicroNet, Satchwell Sigma, TAC I/A Series, SmartStruxure Solution

Environment

LonWorks

XIF

Cause

The FILE definition can be somewhat cryptic - here is an example

FILE template 0 2
"1.1;"
"2,23.24.25.26.27.28.29.30.31.32.33.34.35.36.37.41.42.43.45.46,0\x80,49,2;"
"1,1,0\x80,60,12;"
"1,1,0\x80,52,2;"
"2,0.2.3.5.6.7.8.9.10.16.17.18.19.20.21,0\x80,48,2;"
"1,0,0\x80,17,31;"
"1,1,0\x80,34,2;"
"1,1,0\x80,23,2;"
"1,1,0\xA4,169,1;"
"1,1,4\x80,3,8;"
"1,1,4\x80,5,17;"
"1,1,3\x80,1,2;"
"1,1,4\x80,4,9;"
"1,1,4\xA4,13,1;"
"1,1,4\xA4,14,1;"
"1,1,4\xA4,15,1;"
"1,1,4\xA4,16,1;"
"1,1,4\xA4,17,1;"
"1,1,4\x80,18,1;"
"1,1,0\x80,42,2;"
"1,1,0\x80,36,2;"
"1,1,0\x80,193,2;"
"1,1,4\x80,8,2;"
"1,0,3\x80,2,2;"
"1,0,0\x84,165,1;"
"1,0,0\xA4,166,1;"
"1,1,6\xA4,2,8;"

FILE value 1 1 116
0x0B, 0xB8, 0x09, 0x1D, 0x09, 0xFB, 0x0B, 0x80, 0x08, 0x77, 0x07, 0x98, 0x06, 0x13, 0x00, 0x02,
0x23, 0x28, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x78, 0x7F, 0xFF, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x80, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0xFF, 0xFF, 0x7F, 0xFF, 0x7F, 0xFF, 0x13, 0x88, 0x00, 0x00, 0x02, 0x0B, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00

Resolution

The FILE section describes the configuration variables (or SCPT's and UCPT's) for a device.

Here is a explanation of the various parts of the FILE section