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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 109759650, Entry date: 09/17/2018

Where do you find the SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator database (PAA based on iDB)?

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Standard storage location of the SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator database (iDB).

During installation of the Plant Automation Accelerator (PAA) a folder for the version of your PAA Installation is created in the directory
"C:\ProgramData\Siemens\PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator". 

The following directories are contained in this folder:

  • "DataBase": This folder includes the database for your PAA version.
  • "Excel": This folder includes the templates for the Excel Import.
  • "menu": This folder includes an xml file that sets the interface of PAA.

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The directory "C:\ProgramData" is a hidden folder and hidden by default.
To make the folder visible, in the folder options you have to enable the option "Show hidden files, folders and drives".

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In the "Open database" dialog you can now select the following file to open the local Access database: 

“C:\ProgramData\Siemens\PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator\V2.0\DataBase\DB_PAA_2000_000030\DB_PAA_2000_000030\DB_PAA_2000.mdb“.

Directory and file names are specific to the versions.

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