When exporting downtime codes from a machine, the downtime codes list will appear in .XML format.

(If your computer can’t open it, try drag + dropping the file into a text editor or Excel).

Excel will automatically format .XML files. Simply drag and drop the file into an Excel window.

To help decode the meaning of various XML text, here’s a quick guide.

  • MachineId/LocationID: These are unique identifiers internal to ei3 which keep track of each machine and location. They are not necessary for copying or editing XML files.
  • DowntimeCode Selected: This value is generally 0.
  • CategoryID: Another unique identifier used by ei3 to keep track of the downtime category.
  • Name: The downtime Category name as listed on the machine Downtime Codes list.
  • CategoryDesc: The category that a particular downtime code is listed under.
  • CodeId: This number is the unique identifier used by ei3 to keep track of each downtime code.
  • Code: The name of a downtime code as listed on the Codes list.
  • OtherCode: If applicable, the Alternate Code will be listed here.
  • CodeDesc: Displays the description for the downtime code.
  • DefaultCode: This value is usually 0.
  • NotesReq: Indicates if notes are required for the downtime code. 0=no, 1=yes.
  • PlcValue: The downtime code’s PLC value as listed on the Manage Codes page, if applicable.
  • CodeType: The number here indicates the downtime type, each of which impact different areas of OEE. They are listed under the following numbers:
    1 = Scheduled
    2 = Planned
    3 = Unplanned
    4 = Performance

For information regarding downtime code types, see this article.

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