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Why message “No source archive available on the PLC” appeared when trying to upload the project from M238 PLC. What is resolution to upload the source code from M238 PLC.

With SoMachine V3.1, M238 PLC supports source upload and source download option but only when it is in STOP state.
So, it is mandatory to put M238 PLC into STOP state before downloading the source code to it. Same way while uploading the source code, it is mandatory to put M238 into the STOP state.
If M238 is in RUN state and action “Commission Machine – upload project from device” as below



 Then “No source archive available on the PLC” message will be appeared


So, the correct sequence is to put first M238 controller into STOP state and then perform “source upload...” from File Menu of project.
User can put controller into STOP state either via command from SoMachine or via RUN/STOP input (if configured)

When choosing ‘Source upload… “ below screen will appear


When choosing ‘Source upload… “ below screen will appear


Select M238 device and click on OK.
Below are the snaps when process of sorce upload is going on.



When process is complete, option is available where user would like to extract the project achieve as below



At selected destination folder, project extracted will be saved and could be made open in SoMachine.

This completes the procedure to upload the source code from M238 controller.
After this, user can put controller back into RUN state to continue its operation.





 


 
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