Cable ID creation using Excel

You can create a cable ID list in Excel and import the list into LinkWare PC to import to your tester. 

  1. Your ID list in Excel MUST be in a single column, an example is shown below:
    Cable ID List in Excel

  2. Save the file as CSV (MS-DOS) file type in Excel:
    Save Cable ID File in CSV Format
  3. You will see the following warning, click OK.
    Cable ID Warning Screen
  4. Another warning is given. Go ahead and click Yes.
    CSV Features Not Support Warning Screen
  5. Close Excel or the file you have open here. (IMPORTANT)
  6. In LinkWare, click on Utilities and your tester type, in this example DTX CableAnalyzer and Create ID List...:
    DTX CableAnalyzer and Create ID List 
  7. A new window will open. Change the file type to CSV files (*csv.*), select your file and click Open.
    Change File Type to CSV Files
  8. Click on the tester icon to send it to the instrument, it will prompt for a name to save the ID list as (This name must be less than 25 Characters).
    Instrument Settings Screen