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You can use this function to determine the point of time (date and time) at which you process the XStep process instruction in the PI sheet.

The date or time is automatically updated once an entry is made in the PI sheet. This time is recorded using a process message. If you delete the entry, the system resets the date or time to the current system time.


  1. You create an XStep process instruction of type Automatic Value Assignment.

  2. In the Creation Date dialog box, you enter the date or time of the event.

  3. If required, you specify an XStep parameter, to which the date or time is written. By doing this, it is possible to reuse the data again in the PI sheet.

  4. If required, you create an XStep process instruction of type Output -> Parameter Value to display the date or time in the PI sheet.