Ignition 8 expressions


I am trying to test ignition 8 with existing projects and also I want to try perspective.When I migrated my old projects I got lot on errors on expression for one I saw was ,I use view() to format data sets.Is this function no longer valid in v8 ? and what is the alternative.Also is their any manual for v8?



I have a feeling that function comes from the Automation Professional module. Any chance you had that installed on your 7.9 gateway?

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The manual is at https://docs.inductiveautomation.com/

I think @code_skin is right about that expression - it doesn’t sound like one of ours.

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Can confirm. I verified on my test gateways.

This is the module that provides the dataset → view() function in the expression editor.


Might be worth verifying with the authors they have a Ignition 8 compatible module.

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Yes you are right I had it installed.Its free so for sure I would have installed it oops.Thanks.

Yes, it has been updated for the formal release of v8.0.0. Download it here:


My other modules are in flux at the moment – betas for v8 were posted in this thread:


Awww! I thought that one was the best of my freebies…


It is cant wait for one compatible for 8.0 :stuck_out_tongue:

??? No wait. Look at my other reply.


Thanks, hahaha your are the best of the best and I need a coffee drip :stuck_out_tongue:

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Why couldn’t I write expressions as below:
x = concat("[default]Pod3PositionValveShared_DB_1/",{TestTemplate.TagName},".value")

If I couldn’t, is there another solution?
I writed an expression as below:

but it would throw an exception of “Scan Error: Nested paths not allowed.”

This doesn’t work because the expression language doesn’t support variables. You must write your expression in a functional style - there’s no advanced control flow like loops, and no extra operators like variable assignment.

This doesn’t work because you can’t construct a dynamic tag path within curly braces - only a single literal string is allowed. To do a dynamic tag path lookup, either add an additional custom property with an indirect tag binding, or use the tag expression function.