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tpjctrl
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Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by tpjctrl » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:56 pm

Curious if such a thing exists or whether I need to start looking at custom using IMAPIv2.0? I've had a browse through the help file and couldn't find much so I'm not staying very optimistic...

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Tom

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by leoknipp » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:46 am

As far as I know there is no functionality available in WinCC OA to burn data on a CD.
Why do you want to save data on a CD?
Which kind of data shall be saved?

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by tpjctrl » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:46 am

Thanks for your reply Leopold. It's just something that the existing system does (it's part of a logging tool which allows the user to export data to DVD) and WinCC OA is replacing old functionality, thus the need for it. Datawise it's CSV files created from historical data in WinCC OA, the user can pick the data range, what types of values to save etc.

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Tom

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by gschijndel » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:47 pm

To burn an optical disc you could call an external program with the 'system' function.

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by tpjctrl » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:46 pm

Yup doable, just can't pass any files names to burn, so it becomes an additional task for the user (unless I can somehow launch it from command line for example). Another option would be to use an ActiveX component, I've tried two and none wanted to show themselves in the ActiveX components list in WinCC OA...

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Tom

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by leoknipp » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:27 pm

With the system() command in WinCC OA you can start a process similar to the call in the command line.
There is no need for the use to do an additional task.

In WinCC OA you can only use ActiveX elements which are a 64bit version.
Possibly you have 32bit ActiveX and therefore you do not see it in the ActiveX selector in GEDI.

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by tpjctrl » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:43 pm

Thanks Leo, yes indeed that was my conclusion re 32/64bit versions.

As for the command line, I can launch an external program to burn a DVD, but unless there's a way to pass parameters like a list of files to burn into the external program and a way to trigger a burn from the command line, the user will have to do those tasks manually. So far I've not found a DVD burner which offers full command line operation and can be used on a commercial project.

T.

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by lukas.schopp » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:05 pm

Dear Tom,

I think there is an Add-on available in the SloopTools store which could help you with your request.
Have a look to the Burning Tool https://store.slooptools.com/addon/burn ... -extension from Accellecne Technologies.

The SloopTools store is an online store for SCADA/HMI functionality and currently specified on WinCC OA.
If you need any assistance please get in contact with us from SloopTools via info@slooptools.com.

Best wishes
Lukas from SloopTools

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by gschijndel » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:50 am

I think the command line version of CDBurnerXP should be able to do it. Its license allows commercial usage.

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Re: Built-in function to burn data to CD/DVD?

Post by tpjctrl » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:33 pm

Thanks gschijndel!

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Tom

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