Siemens SIMATIC WinCC flexible
The versiondog system supports the management of SIMATIC WinCC flexible projects and enables the automatic creation of backups as well as HMI cyclical monitoring.
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|2006||2007||2008 SP3||2008 SP5|
The WinCC flexible - comparator needs a valid database to be installed to carry out the comparison. The general database driver is the MS SQL server.
SQL instances for WinCC flexible versions on the devices that carry out the comparison
|WinCC flexible version||MS Data Engine 97||MS Data Engine 2000||MS Data Engine XP||MS Access 97||MS Access 2000||MS SQL Server 7.0||MS SQL Server 2000||
MS SQL 2005
|MS SQL 2014|
Key features and functions
|Component type for SIMATIC WinCC flexible||✓|
Integrated SIMATIC WinCC flexible project tree
|Automatically detection of differences between the program running on the device and the latest version on the server||✓|
|Clear presentation of complete change history||✓|
It is possible to execute an upload of HMI recipe data if the data is available via a network share. However, in certain circumstances, depending on your network environment and on the devices in use, it may not be possible for an upload to be carried out (e.g. in the case of limited access rights).
|FAQ: Why does the comparison of my WinCC flexible projects fail, even though an instance of SQL Server is installed?
If the name of the instance of SQL Server installed on the affected client computer is different from the versiondog standard name (WINCC or WINCCFLEXEXPRESS), then versiondog cannot access the service.
versiondog expects one of these names because in the majority of cases they are the names given to SQL Server instances included with installations of WinCC/WinCC flexible
If the actual name of the SQL Server instance is not the standard name, then the actual name has to be provided to versiondog.
In the following example, the name of the instance is MSSQLEXPRESS:
1. Go to the directory <vdClientArchive>\VD$A\Configuration\Compare
2. Open the file AgentStation.ini or create it with a text editor if it does not already exist
3. Add the following contents, depending on whether you want to compare WinCC or WinCC flexible (MSSQLEXPRESS is the name of the SQL instance that we are using in the example):
If the above entry is one of the versiondog standard names of WINCC or WINCCFLEXEXPRESS, then versiondog will expect that editor to be installed in addition to the instance of SQL Server.
If it is not installed, the comparison will fail.
This means that if no WinCC editor is installed, then you cannot use WINCC or WINCCFLEXEXPRESS as the name of the SQL instance.
If you need an installation guide of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, contact us
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Last updated: 24 January 2022