Inserting a 901 network into Xbuilder in Vista 5.0.2/5.0.3

Issue

XBuilder will allow you to insert the Xenta group or LonWorks group found under the Xenta 901 port object, but when you add the second group it will add it as a totally separate tree object instead of integrating into the same tree. For example XBuilder will show you this:
LON
  -XG1
LON
  -XG2

When it should look like this:
LON
  -XG1
  -XG2

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

  • Xenta 901
  • XBuilder 5.0.2 and 5.0.3

Cause

If you have an older site that is still using a dial connection via a Xenta 901 from your Vista front end and you need to add a Xenta Server to the site to perform connection objects from Inovonics or a 3rd party interface and do not have the option of adding an IP connection to the site then engineering this can be problematic in Vista 5.0.2 or 5.0.3 due to Xbuilder limitations.

Resolution

To correct this problem, use XBuilder version 5.0.1 stand alone. This will allow you to make the proper tree structure when you insert the groups from Vista and create connection objects for your communication.