IO-Link Master EIP Series Loading IODD Files

The following Attached Devices pages support IO-Link device configuration and management.

  • IODD Files to load up to 15790K IODD files. This page also allows you to view the xml file after the IODD file is uploaded.

  • Summary, which displays on a port-by-port basis device settings and the associated IODD file loaded for each port.

  • Ports 1 - 8 (depending on the number of ports). Use IO-Link Device Port pages to configure IO-Link devices whether you load the IODD file or not.

    • After loading the appropriate IODD file for an IO-Link device, you can use the IO-Link Device Port Table (GUI) on the top of the Port pages to quickly configure the IO-Link device parameters.

    • If IODD files are not available and the IO-Link device Operator's Manual is available, you can use the IO-Link Device ISDU Interface at the bottom of the Port pages to change IO-Link device settings.

How to Load an IODD Zip File

Use the IODD Files page to upload and delete IO-Link Device Description (IODD) files associated with this IO-Link Master. In addition, you can view the xml file after it is uploaded and optionally open it in a browser if you want to save the file to another location.

You will need to download the appropriate IODD files from your IO-Link device manufacturer.


The IO-Link Master provides 15790K of space to store IODD files for your IO-Link device.

The IO-Link Master can load a zip file or individual files from an IO-Link device manufacturer. Some IO-Link device manufacturers release one zip file for each product. If the zip file contains IODD files for multiple products, the IO-Link Master loads the first .xml file (and supporting images).

If the IO-Link device manufacturer releases IODD files for multiple products, you must locate the .xml file for your device and zip the .xml file with the Vendor Image and Device Image. If you do not know what images are required, you can zip all of the images and the IO-Link Master ignores the unused images or simply load the .xml file and the IO-Link Master will notify you which images are missing. Optionally, you can open the .xml file and track the image file names associated to the .xml file.

  1. Click Attached Devices | IODD FILES.

  2. Click the UPLOAD FILE button.

  3. Click the CHOOSE FILE button and browse to the file location.

  4. Highlight the zip file, click Open and then the UPLOAD button.

  5. If necessary, click Ok to the pop up message listing Ignored Files.

    Only images referenced in the xml file load to the IOLM and the remaining files are ignored.

  6. If desired, you can view the xml file by clicking the IODD FILENAME in the table.

  7. Click the hyperlink at the top of the page if you want to view the xml file in your browser.

  8. Optionally, verify that the correct xml file was loaded using the Summary page.

Loading a Zip File or Individual xml File

You can use this procedure to load IODD files from the IO-Link device manufacturer.

  1. If necessary, click Attached Devices | IODD Files.

  2. Click the UPLOAD FILE button.

  3. Click the CHOOSE FILE button to locate the xml or image file that you want to upload.

  4. Highlight the file and click Open.

  5. Click the UPLOAD button.


    If you receive an ignored file notification, this means that the file is not referenced in the corresponding .xml file.

  6. You can verify that the correct IODD file is loaded for the IO-Link device using the Verifying the Correct IODD File Loaded.

Verifying the Correct IODD Files Loaded

  1. If necessary, click Attached Devices | Summary.

  2. After a few moments, the IO-Link Device Configuration Summary page displays basic information about each configured IO-Link device residing on any IO-Link Master port.

  3. Verify that a file name displays in the IODD Name field for the IO-Link device for which you loaded an IODD file.

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  4. Optionally, click the xml file name if you want to review the xml file contents.

  5. Click the MORE button to access the IO-Link device configuration or click the corresponding PORT page.

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