CodingLog and AdpLog, little safety nets for you.

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Jef

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ALWAYS RUN AUTO-SCAN AND SAVE BEFORE YOU MAKE SOFT CODING CHANGES!! WRITE DOWN ADAPTATION VALUES BEFORE CHANGING!!

Whenever Soft Coding or Adaptation values are changed, VCDS will save information about the changes in one of two CSV files:

  • Soft coding changes are logged in a CodingLog.CSV.
  • Adaptation changes are logged in a AdpLog.CSV.
Any time a soft coding or adaptation change is made, a new record is added to the bottom of the respective file. Each record has the type of data separated by a comma (,).

These 2 files will be in the \DeBug folder where VCDS is installed. From the first screen of VCDS, click on the tiny white VCDS icon in the upper left corner:


From the drop down menu, select "Open VCDS folder":


Once the VCDS folder opens, go into the Debug folder:



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[Coding - 07]
  • Address
  • VAG Number
  • Coding Type (Long or Short)
  • Original Value
  • New Value
  • Shop Information
  • Time Stamp
Example:
Code:
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010602BA00FA402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA08FA402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:03:36:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA08FA402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA10FA402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:04:47:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA10FA402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA00F2402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:05:29:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA00F2402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA10F2402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:07:01:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA10F2402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA08F2402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:08:14:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA08F2402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA10F2402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:10:41:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA10F2402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA10FA402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:11:57:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA10FA402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA00FA402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:26:35:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA00FA402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA08FA402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:28:09:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA08FA402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA10FA402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:29:30:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA10FA402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA10F2402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:30:25:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 KP,recoded (Long Coding),from,010606BA10F2402180B0033200000000,to,010606BA00F2402180B0033200000000,(02391/785/00200),Saturday,21,January,2017,11:31:24:29015
Address 17,8T0 920 950 Q,recoded (Long Coding),from,8B1701000300D705020000,to,8B1701000300D705020200,(06325/000/00000),Saturday,26,August,2017,12:39:47:29015
Address 77,8T0 862 336 D,recoded (Short coding),from,0010370,to,0011377,(06325/000/00000),Saturday,26,August,2017,12:42:44:29015
Address 77,8T0 862 336 D,recoded (Short coding),from,0010370,to,0010377,(06325/000/00000),Saturday,26,August,2017,12:43:04:29015
Address 77,8T0 862 336 D,recoded (Short coding),from,0010370,to,0011377,(06325/444/00021),Saturday,26,August,2017,12:43:34:29015
Address 77,8T0 862 336 D,recoded (Short coding),from,0010370,to,0010377,(06325/444/00021),Saturday,26,August,2017,12:43:50:29015
Address 46,8K0 907 064 DG,recoded (Long Coding),from,0106029A007A440400B0003200000000,to,0106069A007A440400B0003200000000,(06325/000/00000),Saturday,26,August,2017,12:46:15:29015
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[Adaptation - 10] or [Long Adaptation - 0A]
  • Address
  • VAG Number
  • Adaptation Channel
  • Original value
  • New value
  • Time Stamp
Example:
Code:
Address 17,5C6 920 950 D,channel IDE00342-ESI: Resetting ESI,adapted from,Reset ,to, ,Wednesday,09,November,2016,12:03:08:43033
Address 17,5C6 920 950 D,channel IDE03351-FIX: Distance covered since last mileage-dependent inspection,adapted from,ERROR: Channel Not Available,to,0 km,Wednesday,09,November,2016,12:03:11:43033
Address 17,5C6 920 950 D,channel IDE03352-FIX: Time since last time-dependent inspection,adapted from,ERROR: Channel Not Available,to,0 d,Wednesday,09,November,2016,12:03:12:43033
Address 17,5C6 920 950 D,channel IDE00342-ESI: Resetting ESI,adapted from,Reset ,to, ,Wednesday,09,November,2016,12:03:22:43033
Address 46,1C0 959 799 C,channel 0,adapted from,---,to,000,Wednesday,19,April,2017,18:27:36:51346
Address 46,1C0 959 799 C,channel 1,adapted from,1,to,1,Wednesday,19,April,2017,18:27:43:51346
Address 17,1J0 920 946 C,channel 21,adapted from,2,to,2,Wednesday,19,April,2017,18:28:20:51346
Address 17,5K6 920 972 E,channel IDE00342-ESI: Resetting ESI,adapted from,Reset ,to,Warning active ,Sunday,21,May,2017,15:18:01:51346
Address 17,5K6 920 972 E,channel IDE00342-ESI: Resetting ESI,adapted from,Reset ,to,Warning active ,Sunday,21,May,2017,15:19:58:51346
Address 17,5K6 920 972 E,channel IDE00342-ESI: Resetting ESI,adapted from,Reset ,to, ,Sunday,21,May,2017,15:45:23:51346
Address 17,5K6 920 972 E,channel IDE03351-FIX: Distance covered since last mileage-dependent inspection,adapted from,ERROR: Channel Not Available,to,0 km,Sunday,21,May,2017,15:45:23:51346
Address 17,5K6 920 972 E,channel IDE03352-FIX: Time since last time-dependent inspection,adapted from,ERROR: Channel Not Available,to,0 d,Sunday,21,May,2017,15:45:24:51346
Address 17,5K6 920 972 E,channel IDE00342-ESI: Resetting ESI,adapted from,Reset ,to, ,Sunday,21,May,2017,15:45:33:51346
Address 17,5K6 920 972 E,channel IDE00342-ESI: Resetting ESI,adapted from,Reset ,to, ,Sunday,21,May,2017,15:47:31:51346
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The CodingLog.CSV and AdpLog.CSV can be viewed with Windows Notepad. While Ross-Tech has provided this safety net, it is not fool proof... you, the end user of VCDS, are responsible for your actions, or lack of. ;)

The CSV files are not altered with VCDS updates. If you use VCDS on different computers, the files are not synced with each other. It would be wise to back up these files every so often, you can email them to yourself.

VCDS 15.7.4 and older used CodingLog.TXT and AdpLog.TXT files.

This post was updated on Feb 2, 2018. Some comments below may be out of context with this update.
 
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...Whenever Soft Coding or Adaptation values are changed, VCDS will create a log, recording part number, old value, new value and time/date stamp.
Not really, because of this here.

...The CodingLog.TXT is not full proof...
I hope Eric may join the discussion as I have a few programming ideas of how to accomplish the correct logging. I appreciate the 'DoIt_Click' may run off the end of the Sub before the new header is returned so it may be difficult to manage directly in the DoIt_Click Sub; but with a few strategically placed global flags...?

I don't know. Maybe not for open discussion here but PM me if required. ;)
 
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Can you access this information if you using vcds mobile and if so how?
 
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I don't think VCDS-Mobile creates/maintains the equivalent of CodingLog.TXT yet.

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Hello. Maybe someone can give advice, links how to carry out coding. Give initial understanding in this matter. What should be launched in order to learn how to perform coding.
 
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Hello. Maybe someone can give advice, links how to carry out coding. Give initial understanding in this matter. What should be launched in order to learn how to perform coding.
What kind of car do you have? What do you wish to change?

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