Flexy String Tag


#1

Hoping to see support to bring in string values to get some batch report identifiers that are not just numerical from a customer.

Will this be supported soon or is already supported?


#2

Hi Ben,

String tags are supported in the 13.2 Pre-Release firmware that recently became available

-Tim


#4

I am now running Firmware: 13.2s0PR (#518) but I do not see string available as a type in the I/O server setup for my compactlogix.


#5

#6

Hi Ben,

You should be able to create string tags like the ones seen below:


#7

@Tim_hms

This is great news! It looks like the strings will be available on the MEM side, but what about for other IOServers?


#8

Hi Nick,

The following IO Servers are supported with Strings:

MEM
EWON
MODBUS
OPCUA
DF1
ABLOGIX
S73&400
S7200
MELSEC
MITSUFX
FINS
HITACHI
BACNET
UNITE
SNMP
S5-AS511
NETMPI


#9

Hello,

I tried a TAG type string with the IO Server ABLOGIX and it does not work.

  1. When creating, I do not have the choice of the type String.
  2. Once the variable is created (via another type), I can change it to the String type.
  3. It does not work …
  4. I have an error (in the EventLogs) “ablsrv-CIP reply with unsupported tag type”.

To make sure that my variable in the PLC is good, I display the .len and .data [0] of the string.

I have the Firmware: 13.2s0 (# 564) on a Flexy 205
My PLC is a L30ERMS with version 31

Thank you
Christian


#10

Hi Christian,

Since this feature is so new on the Flexy, we don’t have a lot of documentation on this yet. Let me get in contact with some colleagues in Belgium and see what information I can find out on this for you.


#11

Hello Tim,

I found this note in the document “Detailed release notes”:

http://cdn.ewon.biz/eBuddyDnl/release.txt

And no other additional notes for the latests versions.

Christian


#12

Hi Christian,

Sorry for the delay, I misunderstood which ones were supported because of this dropdown menu.

It looks like there is still a good amount of development being done for string tags and the only currently supported ones are S7, MEM, OPCUA