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Developing a vendor adapter

A vendor device adapter is the simplest type of adapter. It does no more than defining a vendor name, which you can use later as a parent to device type adapters. That is, a vendor is used as a container for organizing device types. It is used in the GUI when selecting a device type; where you first select a vendor, and then you can choose device types within the vendor. This topic describes the XML template for a vendor adapter. 

Create a new vendor when you need to add a new device type for an equipment manufacturer that is not already present in the system.

Use this template for the XML for a vendor adapter:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            <name>display name</name>

The legal XML elements in a vendor adapter are:


(Required) A globally unique ID (GUID)

Run the or create_guid.bat script in the BCAN_HOME\tools directory to generate a new GUID for use here.


(Required) Name of the vendor, up to 255 characters in length

This name appears on the GUI and must be unique across all vendors.

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