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Effective July 1, 2020, all current FOUNDATION Fieldbus DD Library and HART EDD Library subscribers will begin upgrading to FDIsync. 

The default upgrade path is to the FDIsync Library license. Members will be given the option to upgrade to the FDIsync for Developers, though a higher license fee may apply.

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What is the FDIsync Library?

The FDIsync Library is FieldComm Group's cloud storage of all registered device support files. This includes:

  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus DD/CFFs
  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus FDI Device Packages
  • HART EDDs
  • HART FDI Device Packages


FDIsync Library licensees will receive a login to our ShareFile site. 

FDIsync for Developers licensees will receive a login to our ShareFile site and to the Developer Portal.

 

What is FDIsync for Developers?

The API (Application Program Interface) is a client SDK which is available in several forms (.java, .c#, etc) for host application developers to get a jump start on application development. 


The API uses HTTP queries to retrieve metadata from any file in the cloud repository to see what it is before you download it, this metadata includes the manufacturer identification numbers and the timestamp of when the file was added to the Repository. There is also an overall Repository timestamp for the last changes applied, this could be used to trigger synchronizations within your application. The list of queries is available in the online documentation.


A license to the FDIsync for Developers includes access to the FDIsync Library, this gives you all possible methods of obtaining the current set of registered device support files.

 

How do I obtain API keys for my application to access the cloud repository?

Licensed companies receive user accounts for the Developer Portal at developer.ask4fdi.com This is where API keys are generated, unique to your company and projects. A single project can have multiple API keys.

 

I currently own a HART DD Library license or FF DD Library license for my company, how do I get a FDIsync Library license?

Active license holders of either the FF or HART DD Libraries will receive an upgrade offer upon their next renewal of the library license. 

 

I currently own both the FF and HART DD Library licenses for my company, how do I get FDIsync Library license?

Active license holders of either the FF or HART DD Libraries will receive an upgrade offer upon their next renewal of the library license. 

 

I currently own a HART DD Library license or FF DD Library license for my company, how do I get the FDIsync for Developers license?

Active license holders of either the FF or HART DD Libraries can request to upgrade to the FDIsync for Developers license. Additional fees may apply for this type of upgrade.


We want to upgrade immediately, how do we start? 

Please send us a Support Ticket requesting an early upgrade.


My company has a team of developers, can we each have access to the FDIsync Library and/or Developer Portal?

Yes. Please send us a Support Ticket requesting an additional seat for each of your team members. The FDIsync Library and the FDIsync for Developers are considered corporate licenses. Please provide the licensee name and corporate email.

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