Enables the Domain Administrator to import spec forms from one database or domain to your current domain. Importing spec forms requires an intermediate file that contains spec forms exported from another database or domain. When importing spec forms, this file serves as a source database file.
To access this dialog box, click Add-Ins > Import Spec Forms.
File name and path — Allows you to specify the source file. You can type the file name and path or click Browse. The default file is In_ctlog.ddti.
Open — Opens the source file.
PSR folder path — Allows you to specify the location of the PSR files in your domain. You can type the file name and path or click Browse. You have to select the Spec_PSR folder located in the path 'Program Files(x86)\SmartPlant\Instrumentation\'. Also, make sure that you include a file name in the path that you set.
Available forms for import
This data window allows you to select the forms that you want to import from the selected source file.
Select — Allows you to select a source spec form for import.
Form — Displays the number of the source spec form.
Form Name — Displays the name of the source spec form.
Process Function — Displays the process function of the source spec form.
New Form — Allows you to type a number for the imported spec form or accept the number of the source spec form. Note that all spec form numbers must be unique.
New Form Name — Allows you to type a name for the imported spec form or accept the name of the source spec form. Note that all spec form names must be unique.
Select all — Allows you to select all the spec forms that are available in the source file.
Associate with an existing page — Imports the spec forms with the pages that have been associated with the imported forms. if you clear this check box, the software creates new pages with unique names and associates all the imported forms with these pages.
Import — Imports the selected spec forms from the source file to your database. The button becomes accessible after you click Open.
After importing the spec forms, you must rebuild the catalog tables. Switch to System Administration and then click DBA > Rebuild catalog tables.
You can import only those spec forms for which you purchased an appropriate license.
To use these forms in Smart Instrumentation, you must regenerate the specifications that are based on these forms. You can do it for a single specification page or for multiple ones in batch mode. For more information, see Regenerate a Specification Page or Regenerate Pages in Batch Mode in the Smart Instrumentation help..