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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 57548627, Entry date: 02/01/2012

How can you import select messages in WinCC Alarm Control?

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You want to import select messages for the WinCC Alarm Control into your project from another project.


No. Procedure
1 Double-click the WinCC Alarm Control to open the Properties.
2 Open the "Message Lists" tab.
3 Click "Edit..." in the "Selection" area.
4 Then click "Import..." to open the Import function.
5 Select the project in the Windows tree structure from which you want to import the selections. .
6 Click "OK" to close the Import dialog. 

If you do not select the Project folder, but a lower-level folder for the import, none of the selections will be imported.

More information is available in the WinCC Information System under "Working with WinCC > Setting up a Message System > Display of Messages during Runtime > Configuration of the Alarm Control > How to Specify the Content of the Message Window > Selection of the Messages Displayed in the Message Lists".

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The functions and solutions described in this article confine themselves predominantly to the realization of the automation task. Furthermore, please take into account that corresponding protective measures have to be taken in the context of Industrial Security when connecting your equipment to other parts of the plant, the enterprise network or the internet. Further information can be found in Entry ID: 50203404.

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