Fairly new to Ignition (using 8.1.1) and I’m having some trouble finding a solution to this. I’m wondering if there is a proper way using Vision to create a UDT and a Template with tags that do not exist.
As an example, let’s say I have a UDT called “Tank” configured with OPC tags “LowLvl” and “HighLvl”. I would like to create an instance for Tank1, even though Tank1 only has a HighLvl tag in the PLC and no LowLvl. With this UDT, I’d like to associate it to a custom “Tank” template, which, like the UDT, will use HighLvl/LowLvl tags, despite the existence of the tag.
When trying this with the UDT, I get Error_Configuration on the non-existent tags as somewhat expected. Is it fine to leave it like this, or is it bad practice?
Can anything be done on the Template side to hide non-existent tags? It seems like this can be done by controlling the Visible property by the quality of the tag, but I’m having trouble figuring how to achieve this.
Thanks in advance!