Importing N1 Objects Using the N1 Migration Tool - Metasys - LIT-1201535 - Supervisory Device - Network Engine

N1 Migration with the NIE Technical Bulletin

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Network Engine
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Technical Bulletin
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About this task

The N1 Migration Tool is a stand-alone tool available to Johnson Controls branch offices. Please contact your local Johnson Controls branch office for information about the N1 Migration Tool.


  1. Create the point import files. See Creating the Import File Using the N1 Migration Tool.
  2. Create the user view. See Creating a User View.
    Note: The N1 Migration Tool imports the N1 PC group, the global file, as a user view. Broken references can occur if an NCM is assigned to the wrong NIE when the import file is generated. You must manually update references to the correct NIEs. See Importing N1 Objects Using the N1 Migration Tool and Editing a User View to Show Points from NCMs Spanning Multiple NIEs for more information.
  3. Import the point files to the N1 Migration object in either an archive database in the SCT or directly in an NIE or ADS/ADX.
    Note: The import file for points can be imported offline with the SCT or online with an NIE or an ADS/ADX. However, the file generated to migrate user views can only be imported offline with the SCT or online to an NIE that is designated Site Director.
  4. Import the user view to the Site Director NIE or ADS/ADX offline with the SCT.
  5. Import the N1 point file into an NIE so it is available to the Metasys system.

    Do not make changes or add items such as range, units, description, Alarms, Trends, or Totalizations until after the first connection to the NCMs on the N1 Network. These features or attributes can be automatically overwritten the first time you connect to an NCM. Object names are migrated so that features, such as the LCT or the User Graphics Tool, can be used prior to an actual installation.