Add multiple BACnet "field devices" to Metasys simultaneously
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    Add multiple BACnet "field devices" to Metasys simultaneously

    We are running Metasys Version 5.0.0.8300 on a MS-NCE25xx controller.

    Currently after running auto-discovery, we see a list of several "field devices", which we then have to select individually and add to the BACnet integration.

    In our case, all these devices are essentially identical (with different device IDs). It is possible to have several tens of these devices in one installation, and it will be a pain to add them one-by-one. Is there a way to add multiple devices simultaneously to the integration? It would be great to just import a CSV file or something.

    Will appreciate any help in this regard.

    DT

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    You can add them all in sct and download it.

    Or try the good ole Shift/Click and see if that works.
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    Hello

    Thank you for your reply. Shift/Click doesn't work. Could you please elaborate on the sct method? We are relatively new to this world. We can find no option in the Metasys UI download anything. Note that we have to integrate our devices into an existing installation, and have to provide an easy way for the site manager to import the devices into their system.

    BR,

    DT

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    So I searched for the SCT and found that it has to be paid for separately. Looks interesting. Will check it out. Thanks for your help berg2666.

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    SCT, System Configuration Tool is the tool used for offline archiving of the NAE. I am not to good with messing with the SQL server stuff so if I have to add devices live I discover them then add the points one at a time. Sorry if it is a little time consuming but maybe someone here may be more helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by devteam View Post
    We are running Metasys Version 5.0.0.8300 on a MS-NCE25xx controller.

    Currently after running auto-discovery, we see a list of several "field devices", which we then have to select individually and add to the BACnet integration.

    In our case, all these devices are essentially identical (with different device IDs). It is possible to have several tens of these devices in one installation, and it will be a pain to add them one-by-one. Is there a way to add multiple devices simultaneously to the integration? It would be great to just import a CSV file or something.

    Will appreciate any help in this regard.

    DT
    There are some tools out there to do it in Excel but I think they are proprietary to JCI only.

    The way I do it is to discover one, add all the points, descriptions (imports in automatically in 5.2) trends, alarms, and point order (feature in 5.2).

    Make sure it's the way you want it- then upload into SCT. You can then copy in SCT (ctrl c) and paste into the trunk (ctrl v). You can do it in one shebang if you are creative with the addresses and names.

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    Thanks Mike. We'll check with JCI about pricing for the SCT.

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