The Resource File extension represents an actual physical file that gets placed in the System Configuration Tool’s database or in the file system (Flash Memory of an Engine device). The resource file is an extension of another object called the parent object. The parent objects for Resource File extensions can be field devices.
After completing the Field Device, the wizard prompts you to add a resource file extension. The resource file extension allows you to define the attributes that represent a defined resource file and allows you to populate resource files for integrations. For example, you can define a set of resource files to support communication with field devices. The resource file notifies its parent object when any changes are made to the extension.
For more information on resource file extensions, see Resource File Attributes.