Relative References Stop Working in Industrial Graphics

Tech Note: ISS-TN141
Published Date: April 25, 2024
Primary Product: InTouch HMI, Operations Management Interface
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Industrial Graphics that have been added to Application Objects are not displaying values for attributes when the values to be displayed are relative references like me.attribute. However, the direct references like objectname.attribute work.


  • InTouch for System Platform


This issue is potentially caused by an earlier unsuccessful deployment.  It can be resolved by completing the following steps to force a recompile of the InTouch application:

  1. Close the InTouch ViewApp and cascade undeploy the ViewEngine from the IDE.
  1. Log on the target InTouch node and remove the folders and files in the following folders:
    • C:\ProgramData\ArchestrA\ManagedApp
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\ArchestrA\Framework\Bin\
    • C: \ProgramData\ArchestrA\Cache\PBRefCache.bin
  1. Redeploy the ViewEngine and InTouch ViewApp
  1. Launch the application in WindowViewer again and the issue gets resolved.

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