So, I’m trying out Ignition 8.0, our plant works only with Siemens PLCs (300, 1200 and 1500) and I want to know what’s the fastest way to add tags to the Designer?
So far, TIA Portal v13 can only export the tags on the “PLC Tags folder” (excluding any tag located on DBs) and it does it exporting them into XLSX, which Ignition doesn’t support.
Now, I tried converting it into CSV and it still isn’t able to read it.
Searching in the forums I got that the structure doesn’t match. “Cool” I said, now.
How do I get to convert all the tags I want into the format that Ignition DOES accept?
Does Ignition have a tool for that?
Keep in mind that adding 5000+ tags MANUALLY or converting the xlsx file to csv (and spending X amount of time formatting it) each time I want to add a new tag is NOT a procedure that I as a programmer want to follow.
What happens with User Defined Tags? Do I have to create them beforehand in Ignition and it will recognize them automatically on import?