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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109479496, Entry date: 11/04/2015

SIMATIC ODK 1500S XML Data Access

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Access XML files from S7-1500 Software Controller

The function blocks of the ODK 1500S XML Data Access driver enable the access to any entries in XML-files of arbitrary size in the PLC program.

The FBs offer the user the option to access any XML-files:

  • Read XML-data and process it in the PLC application
  • Modify XML-data and store it back to XML file

To access the items of the XML file, XPath expressions are used. This offers best flexibility for processing any data from XML file.

Example of use
Read parameters or recipes provided by the management system as an XML file.
Report of production parameters which has to be provided as XML file.

More information about this driver can be obtained from the provided PDF-documents.

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