Importing and Exporting using IMS

For more detail see the full application note.

Exporting
Creating an SD card for use in an EP3
  1. Click the Farm Settings (cog on the farm card) > Advanced > Export > Export full configuration of the site (podlist & schedules)
    • A zip file (“site.zip”) will be saved to your downloads folder
  2. Save, extract and transfer to SD card
    • Save the zip file to a preferred location
    • Right click on file and select Extract all
    • From the extracted folder (“site”) copy the pods & schedules folders to your SD card
Importing
  1. Create the Farm in IMS (if this has not been done already)
    • Use the New Farm card
    • Enter details, draw boundaries and place the centre
Full Site Information - RXP Pod Scheduler (json)

Two-way compatibility with the RX Plastics Pod Scheduler software (IPC/Sprinkler details, groups and schedules) is achieved using this option.
Confirm with RX Plastics for version and availability of Pod Scheduler software.

  1. Click Farm Settings (cog on the farm card) > Advanced > Import
  2. Select Full Site Information, then
    Choose RXP Pod Scheduler file (json)
    Turn on the Replace IPCs slider to replace any existing IPC/sprinkler details with the imported data.
  3. Select Choose File > Navigate to your project file > Select Open
    The import process will take less than a minute. Once complete a message will display indicating the number of IPCs and schedules imported.
  4. Select Update Gateway
Full Site Information - Project File

If you have created an IPC configuration file and schedules using Water-Insight’s IPC manager or RX Plastics’ Scheduler software, then you can use the project files created as a starting point to migrate to IMS cloud.
This is the legacy option for importing from RX Plastics Pod Scheduler.

  1. Click Farm Settings (cog on the farm card) > Advanced > Import
  2. Select Full Site Information, then
    Choose the file type to import
    • IPC Manager project file (prj) 
    • Legacy RXP project file (xml)
  3. Select Choose File > Navigate to your project file > Select Open
    The import process will take less than a minute. Once complete a message will display indicating the number of IPCs and schedules imported.
  4. Select Update Gateway
Importing Locations

Locations (e.g. of sprinklers) can be imported from GPS coordinates defined in a kml/kmz (Google Earth) file.

  1. Click Farm Settings (cog on the farm card) > Advanced > Import
  2. Select Location
    If you wish to import locations as Points Of Interest (POI), where IPCs will be assigned later, turn the slider on.
  3. Select Choose File > Navigate to your kml/kmz file > Select Open
List of Devices

The Device Import Template provides a way of importing several devices at once in a list format. Unwanted fields should be removed.

  1. Download and fill out the Device Import Template > Save as a CSV
  2. Click Farm Settings (cog on the farm card) > Advanced > Import
  3. Select List of Devices
    If you want to import the IPCs as Spares, turn the slider ON
    If not already existing, the Channel and Farm ID can be specified
  4. Select Choose File > Navigate to your Device Import file > Select Open
List of Schedules
  1. Download and fill out the Schedule Import Template > save as a CSV
  2. Click Farm Settings (cog on the farm card) > Advanced > Import
  3. Select Schedules
  4. Select Choose File > Navigate to your Schedule Import file > Select Open
    IMPORTANT

    If the schedule name already exists in IMS, the schedule will be overwritten with the imported data.

Related Documents

AN42-Importing and Exporting using IMS  Device_Import_Template  Schedule_Import_Template