3. Test CimEdit Scripts


  1. Make sure you have done at least one of the following.
    • Set at least one breakpoint in the entry point you want to test.
    • Create a procedure that invokes the entry point you want to test.
    • Create an event that invokes the procedure.
  2. Click Test Screenin the Home>Runtime group on the CimEdit Ribbon bar.

    The CimView runtime screen displays.

    Important: Global scripts that are loaded into CimEdit will not necessarily be loaded into CimView when you click the Test Screen button.

    In order for a global script to be loaded into CimView when you click the Test Screen button one of the following has to be true.

    • The script is named in the global parameter GSM_GLOBAL_SCRIPT or in the files specified by GSM_GLOBAL_SCRIPTCFG .
    • CimView is already running and the script is loaded through command lines /loadscript or /loadscriptcfg .
  3. Invoke the event that will start the script or procedure with the script that you want to test.

    When Basic comes to the first breakpoint in the script, it opens the Debug Script window.

    Note: You cannot debug a script during a regular CimView session.
  4. At this point, you can:
    • Edit the code, change break points, recompile, restart, step into functions etc. in the Debug Script window. However, if you change the entry point that was called from the procedure, you will not be able to restart the script.
    • Open the Properties dialog box of an object and make changes to the script. However, you cannot execute the script from this editor.
  5. Save the changed script in CimView to send the updated script back to CimEdit immediately.

    This does not save the script to the screen file.

  6. Return to CimEdit.
  7. Save the screen in order to save the screen file.
    Note: It is recommended that you close the Debug Script window before exiting Test Screen mode, or before going back to CimEdit and using the Test Screen button again.