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I've created a Custom Type that contains five analog tags - Value, EU_Max, EU_Min, L_Alarm, H_Alarm. Their PLC addresses are based on a custom Parameter called 'BaseAddress'. Address expression example:

\baseaddress + ".Value"
I've also tried:

Pickvalid(Concat(..\baseaddress, ".Value), "")

Concat(getphrase(..\baseaddress), ".Value")

Have also tried checking and unchecking
recent by DanW  ·  Jul 14 '20 at 10:14 pm
I am running the micro800 simulator on Allen Bradley's CCW software. It appears that you support micro800 PLC's using the Symbolic CIP driver, however when I try to use the AB CIP driver demo downloaded from your site, the connection blinks green and does not stay on. I have the simulator running on CCW with a basic start/stop logic. Please let me know if there is something specific that I need t
Someone redefined a type with a bunch of tags that didn't actually belong to the Type but were meant only for a particular instance. This went unnoticed for several months.

If possible, I'd like to set the Type back to the way it is supposed to be but cannot lose the history of those tags that were inadvertently added to the Type.

Hope this makes sense. Is there a not-too-complicated way
recent by DanW  ·  Jul 8 '20 at 4:08 pm
We are testing the VT Scada Light. I am trying to connect it with a energy measurement system using Modbus over TCP/IP directly from PC.

I created the tag using 'TCP IP Port' -> 'Modbus Compatible Device' -> 'Analog Input' and didn´t get the communication.

Followed the basic configuration done:

TCP IP Port: Adress: Port: 502

Modbus Compatible Device: S
recent by Michael  ·  Jul 3 '20 at 3:00 pm
BobbyLove posted Jun 30 '20 at 8:41 pm

I recently downloaded VTScadaLIGHT in order to test a prototype device. I am writing to Modbus registers 40001 - 40010, and splitting my floating point values into 16 bit unsigned integers. How would I union them back together in VTScadaLIGHT as a floating point value?

40001 = 16 bit unsigned int
40002 = 16 bit unsigned int

union of 4001 and 40002 = Floating point
recent by Victor  ·  Jul 1 '20 at 10:06 pm
DanW posted Jun 25 '20 at 5:20 pm
If I open the Historical Data Viewer page and turn a tag's trend visibility off by clicking the eyeball icon and then close the page, the trend visibility is set to disabled globally. You go to a page showing that tag's value and click on it to open the plot and it is not visible. Not only that, but any other user will also have that tag's plot not be visible.

How can I configure the plot vis
recent by DanW  ·  Jun 30 '20 at 7:33 pm
Ketul posted Jun 25 '20 at 10:11 am
I have created a new Type in Context tag and created this with Create new Type. Its added in Tag list as a new Type tag. I want to enable/disable this new type tag for users.

I have added new type tag named as "MyType". I want to Enable/Disable this tag type for different users.
(Users with no permission to show this tag type are not able to visible this tag type in tag list)

How can
User7263 posted Jun 21 '20 at 10:04 pm
Hello, I am new to VTScada. I have an Alarm Word from the PLC, where each bit represents an individual fault. I'd like to read the entire Alarm Word as a single tag in VTscada and create alarms for each individual bit. I have found the expression Bit([HMI Alarm Word],2) for example to work as an expression, but I'm not sure where/how to enter this to create the Alarm. Thanks.

recent by User7263  ·  Jun 24 '20 at 9:07 am
Subranna posted Jun 17 '20 at 1:13 am
A step-by-step guide to create an ODBC Connection:

How to create HTTP server for ODBC connection from local desktop?
After setting up HTTP server, I know how to create a DSN.

Please help to achieve HTTP server setup.

When setting up a modem for call out alarming for VTScada on a virtual server, is there documentation available that can be used as a guide during set up?

Looking for something that I can give a customers IT manager. Trying to follow best practice, make sure the set up is done correctly, and all needed steps are followed.

[Solved] Ended up doing USB pass through to the Voice Modem, and
recent by Michael  ·  Jun 10 '20 at 6:38 pm
GN posted Jun 2 '20 at 9:14 pm

I am new to VTScada and experimenting with VTScada light. Did a setup using Pumps and values.

I have a tag let us say > Local TCP Port\PLCSim\Pump 1 \ Motor Speed with current value 500.

Is there any way to set this value to 1000 by using some external programming (Not through manual dials)?

I do see the REST interface provides read capability for these tags, but NOT the w
recent by GN  ·  Jun 9 '20 at 8:36 pm
Hi VTScada Support.

I have two questions,

I have an Ethernet/IP to Data Highway Plus Converter it is ANC-100e (

It works as a controllogix gateway with a 1756 ENET and a 1756 DHRIO.

Can we work with your software? We use PCCC not CIP.

And if there is a way can you tell me how or where to look for a guide or manual?
recent by support  ·  Jun 8 '20 at 9:06 pm
Hi, is there a way to update a custom report without having to restart the application?

I've been playing with some custom reports in VTScada.
Currently, adding a new report won't require the application to restart, but adding or removing a report would require the application to start after clicking Import File Change. This becomes quite time consuming if I need to make/test small chang
recent by Victor  ·  Jun 8 '20 at 4:32 pm
I created a tag and then deleted it, but wanted to remake the tag again later after making some changes in a template tag. When I tried to recreate the tag I got the following error message, "A module or variable with the same name already exists. Please enter another name for this tag".

I am guessing that this error can be corrected so I can make another tag with the same name by deleting th
sparky.4404 posted May 12 '20 at 7:34 pm
Hi, I'm fairly new to setting up a system with VTScada, I'm using VTS 12 Lite to monitor and control small monitoring stations. The monitoring stations have the ability to detect a communications failure and save data locally. Is it possible to have this data uploaded into VTS automatically for display in the HDV?

I have seen this done before however, the situation was that there were propri
recent by Michael  ·  May 13 '20 at 3:16 pm
Is there a way to remove the Notpad's from the popup HDV.
For Example if each site has a notepad in the Folder it shows all them in the HDV. i am Okay with having the System Notes in there but it is just getting out of control with every other one.

mattn posted Apr 9 '20 at 3:30 pm
New to VTscada trying to figure out how somethings are done in this environment.

Is there a tag type that is VTscada scoped? That is not being written back to a PLC.

For example if I wanted to create a VTscada tag that an operator could interact with to reset a totalizer tag, what type of tag would I use?

Ketul posted Mar 26 '20 at 12:53 pm
How can I make rotation in any shape.
For ex. I have draw one fan symbol in idea studio.
I want to rotate this shape in clockwise direction.
How can I do this in VTScada.

Please guide me through steps to rotate any shape in VTScada idea studio.

recent by Ketul  ·  Mar 31 '20 at 7:35 am
Brandon Peay @ Fritz Winter posted Jun 21 '19 at 4:26 pm
I am working with a Siemens S7 TIA Portal program and I am trying to pull the part type from the PLC into the VTSCADA system. The issue I am having with the String I\O is I am only getting the DEC form of the tag and not the CHARACTER values. In the PLC in a watch table when I look at the exact tag in DEC I get the value of 2565 but in CHAR I get DB 10 (FW part type). is there something I can do
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