[BUG-14975] Square bracket support in tag names


I recently noticed that when syncing tags that have square brackets in them (via the SDK), Ignition creates a folder.



will create a folder named “Tag[1]” with “_Test” and “_MoreTest” as children tags, and folder “Tag[2]” with “_Other” and “_Example” as children tags.

Since Ignition does not officially support square brackets in tag names, is that an intended functionality? Will this be coming to Ignition as a feature, or is this just a glitch? What is the meaning of square brackets in Ignition?

Thank you,


What version of Ignition and what API are you using to do this?

This is on 8.0.3 and using the SDK with a ManagedTagProvider. I’m both creating and updating tags.

This sounds like a bug, I’ll make a ticket to investigate.

So this isn’t a feature then, correct?

I don’t think so… but I didn’t build this system so I can’t say for sure. I’ll ask around.

Ok, thank you!

This issue was fixed in the 8.0.6 nightly build that was uploaded today (10/17)