SIEMENS IEA-Data of the IEA File in the ES

Data of the IEA File in the ES


The following sections explain how to create and edit the import/export files (IEA file) with the IEA file editor. The description includes the following topics:

  • Creating/Editing Import Files with the IEA File Editor
  • Exchanging Data with Excel/Access
  • Structure of the IEA File

IEA File in the Engineering System

The following figure shows an example of the relationships between the objects of the project and the data of the import file.

IEA File Editor

The Import/Export Assistant (IEA) works with import/export files in a fixed format. A plant planning tool such as SIGRAPH EMR supports this format. The Import/Export Assistant installs an IEA file editor to allow for you to create and edit import files without difficulty and without the help of a plant planning tool. Using the IEA file editor to edit export and import files will ensure that you follow the rules for configuring export and import files.

Structure of the IEA File

Import/Export File (IEA File)

You can edit the import file (with the extension *.iea) conveniently using the IEA File Editor. The import file is a CSV file that you can create and edit with spreadsheet programs (MS Excel) or as an export file from a database (dBase, Access, etc.).

To edit with a table or database program, you must be familiar with the file structure described below.

File Structure

There must be a column group for each I/O and message.




There can be a comment line before the first header (starting with “#” or “//”) containing both the version number and the date created.


The first header row contains the titles of the column groups.


The second header line contains the column identifiers. This information tells the Import/Export Assistant how to interpret the columns. These identifiers are the same in all language versions.


The third header row contains the keywords for the relevant flagged I/O. This decides which data will be imported for this I/O. Not every keyword must be entered; only the first one is mandatory.


The next rows contain the data. There is one row per replica or process tag. During import, each row generates a replica of the model in the specified hierarchy folder. Process tags are created in the hierarchy folder.

Hardware Requirements
The IEA-PO software is part of the PCS 7 software and can therefore only be operated on
devices which meet the hardware requirements for the PCS 7 software.
These requirements are described in the readme file for the PCS 7 software

Runtime environment
The IEA-PO software is part of the PCS 7 software. To operate it, the software requirements of the PCS 7 software must be met.

To be able to operate IEA-PO, you also need the following software on your programming device or PC:
● STEP 7 V5.5 + SP1 basic software
● Programming software CFC V8.2
● PH V8.2

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