They’re still available, as an “External Provider”, which it seems you’re using. With Ignition, we’ve transitioned more things to internal tags, as the performance is generally better, but external tags are still used often when you want to do things like share tags between systems, and edit them externally.
Does it make it easier? Probably a bit. First off, you don’t need to do it from the tiny web console, but can instead use the mysql query browser or some other tool. Second, mysql supports some cool query constructs that the internal database doesn’t, most notably Insert, On Duplicate Update
Ultimately, you’re trying to get (tagid, name=‘AlertDeadband’, floatval=1.0) in to that table (or whatever deadband you want), for each tag you’re interested in.
You could probably do lots of things. Here’s what I’d suggest:
- Hone down the right select query for the tags you want to update:
SELECT * FROM sqlt_as WHERE statename LIKE '%High Temp%' OR statename LIKE '%Low Temp%'
- Once happy, use that to build up an INSERT…SELECT…ON DUPLICATE query, with the select building the data to insert:
INSERT INTO sqlt_meta(tagid, name, floatval) SELECT tagid, 'AlertDeadband', 1.0 FROM sqlt_as WHERE statename LIKE '%High Temp%' OR statename LIKE '%Low Temp%' ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE floatval=1.0
- Once done, reload the tags in Ignition by setting the “configchange” column of “sqlt_core” to “now”:
UPDATE sqlt_core SET configchange=now()
Hope that helps, let me know if you have any questions!