You can display descriptive information about CWSERV. This information tells you how to display information, and lists the System and Point topic attributes.

To display information about CWSERV on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet:

  1. Select 38 rows in one column in the spreadsheet.

  2. Type the following formula in the first cell and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.


The resulting display should look like this:

CIMPLICITY to Windows Server (CWSERV):


This server provides clients with access to current CIMPLICITY point data.

The topics supported include SYSTEM and POINT.


The SYSTEM topic gives information about this server.

Supported items under the SYSTEM topic include the following:

    Formats:  Lists all supported formats.

    SysItems: Lists all items supported under the SYSTEM topic.

    Topics:   Lists all supported Topics.

    Help:     Provides information about this server.


The items under the POINT topic are in the following format:


             point_id = tag name of the point [REQUIRED],

             attr = type of point data desired [default = VALUE],

             start and end = beginning and ending indices of an array point [default = 0], and

             R = Row formatting for array elements (tab deliminated) [default = Column (<CR><LF> deliminated)].


Supported items under the POINT topic include the following:

    VALUE:        Point data value. (converted).

    RAW_VALUE:    Point raw data value (non-converted).

    STATE:        Current state of the point.

    TYPE:         Data type.

    LENGTH:       Length of point data.

    ELEMENTS:     Number of elements in the point for an array point.

    SIZE:         Size of point data.

    DISP_FORMAT:  Display format.

    EU_LABEL:     Engineering units label.

    ALARM_HIGH:   High alarm limit.

    ALARM_LOW:    Low alarm limit.

    WARN_HIGH:    High warning limit.

    WARN_LOW:     Low warning limit.

    DISP_HIGH:    High display limit.

    DISP_LOW:     Low display limit.

    INIT_STATE:   Initial state of point.

    LARM_ENABLED:1 if the alarm is currently enabled.

    WARN_ENABLED: 1 if the warning limits are currently enabled.

More information

Command syntax for system topic.