Alias for OPC Device

Hi everybody,

We use in our project a naming convention for our OPC devices. The OPC devices are of type “Modbus TCP”. We have a modbus tcp client configured in our PLC. Is it possible to create an alias for an opc device. The problem: Sometime we use a PLC for more than one control system, which forces us to use a different name for the OPC device due to our naming convention.
Is it possible to define an alias for a certain OPC device?

Thanks in advance

There’s no functionality like this right now. You can create a feature request at

As for a work-around… you might be able to put together some kind of indirection scheme using UDTs, but you’ll know better than we do if that’s a possibility for your project.