Tree tags database

We have made completely new tree tags database which will save you a lot of time also it gives you a better overview of your project.

  • Tree by: – Will sort database so you can either have Alias or Tag in the first place.
  • Collapse All – Will automatically close all opened tabs.
  • Expand – Will automatically open the tab selected by a cursor.
  • Add Tag – Will automatically add the tag to the tags database.
  • Del Tags – Will automatically remove selected tags from the tags database.
  • Filter – You can filter out in tags database to find out what you looking for faster.
    • Alias – Will filter out tags by alias.
    • Tag@conn – Will filter out tags by alias@connection.
    • Unit – Will filter out tags by the unit.
    • Type – Will filter out tags by type.
    • Usage Count – Will filter out tags by a usage count.
  • Read Scale – This is how the value which is read will be scaled.

Example: Value read from PLC is 10 000 which is too big, so I will scale it by /100 so the value displayed in run-time will be 100.

  • Write Scale – This is how the value which will be written to PLC is scaled.

Example: Value which is needed to write to PLC is 10 000, but that’s too long for me so I just put there *100 and the value written to PLC will be 10 000.

Tag’s Type #

Value – is a value of the tag, If you select a Value tag can have dynamic limits which can be then auto-filled into animations and components which use limits and can automatically create alarms.


String – a sequence of characters.


  • Automatic
    • Length – is the length of a string by a number of characters.
  • General
    • Length – is the length of a string by a number of characters.
    • String end – String ends and you will choose the character.
    • Characters – Can be either 8 bit or 16 bit.

Date – when a tag is in date type.

  • Date – Classic date format in DD/MM/YYYY.
  • Time – Time format.
  • Date+Time – Date + Time format.
  • Interval – Interval format.

Boolean – data type that has one of two possible values

  • False text – Can be replaced, as default is set to false.
  • True text – Can be replaced, as default is set to true.

Boolean type of tag will be also displayed then in value to text mapping inside view.

Multiple choice – Multiple choice data type

You can specify multiple choices by pressing “add” you can add more, or by pressing “del” you can delete them. You can also fill in thestring.

Tag Database Export #

The tag database can be easily exported into Microsoft Excel. To do so, click on the Export button in the main toolbar. Specify a file name and confirm. A new Microsoft Excel file is created containing the whole tag database.

Once the export file is created, you can open it in MS Excel.

Tag Database Import #

The tag database can be imported from an MS Excel file. It can be useful to keep the tag database in an MS Excel file and import it into myDESIGNER or you can use the MS Excel file as a bridge between your PLC programming software and myDESIGNER to transfer the tag database. To import the tag database from MS Excel, click on the Import button in the main toolbar:

Tags limits (For Value tag type) #

If you have a value tag type you can automatically add up tag limits which will be then filled automatically into animations, components, CAS alarms, set limits, and recipes and colors you select will be also applied as an example in color animation.

You can edit limits of a tag inside the tags database simply by clicking on “(…)”