When attempting to update Vista Database in Vista System Plug-In, there is a failure producing the error "Update Vista database failed".
- Vista System Plug-In
There are multiple causes for this error including LonWorks Network name not matching, signal names in Menta have too many characters, the use of an invalid alarm controller object in a Menta alarm block, and orphaned/unnecessary constants left in the Menta constants table.
- In Workstation, right click on the LNS Network object
- Rename the LonWorks Network to match the name in the LNS side of the Vista System Plug-In.
*If this occurs during the addition of a LNS port into a Vista database with an existing LNS port, ensure each LNS port is using a unique name.
Insufficient Vista user account privilege
- An update to the Vista database cannot be performed if not logged in with an administrator level user account.
Too many characters in a Menta point name
- If there is a signal name that is longer than 20 characters it can cause the Menta file to fail to update to the Vista server.
Invalid alarm controller object
- If there is a Menta alarm block that is referencing an alarm controller object using a $ (other than the default $Alr_Cntrl) it can cause the update to fail. TAC Vista will try to add the object even though objects with $ can not be added.
Orphaned or Unnecessary constants
- For more information on this cause and how to correct it, see Lessons Learned Article #1894.