Ignition Metrics Not Showing Up in Ignition Web Interface and Ignition Designer

Dear All

Hello. I am working on a flow in NODE RED. The aim is to establish a reliable SparkplugB based MQTT communication. The initial flow is (@kcollins1 thank you for your help with this)

It does show all the metrics in ignition web interface and ignition designer

However I am working on a test case where my hardware interface does not support the sparkplug module and there is no way to install this through any other means.

This module is not supported
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But Sparkplug plus module is supported
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So making use of this module I made further modifications to my initial flow in the following ways

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and

this way


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        "console": false,
        "tostatus": false,
        "complete": "true",
        "targetType": "full",
        "statusVal": "",
        "statusType": "auto",
        "x": 930,
        "y": 780,
        "wires": []
    },
    {
        "id": "0d831bd9ba588536",
        "type": "mqtt-sparkplug-broker",
        "name": "Local Host",
        "deviceGroup": "Sparkplug Devices",
        "eonName": "Test6",
        "broker": "localhost",
        "port": "1883",
        "clientid": "",
        "usetls": false,
        "protocolVersion": "4",
        "keepalive": "60",
        "cleansession": true,
        "enableStoreForward": false,
        "primaryScada": ""
    }

]

The problem however is that the input metrics no longer show up in the ignition designer or ignition web interface

Edge Nodes - Sparkplug Devices - Test 5 and Test 6

I’d like to request for help to setup the metrics by making of mqtt-sparkplug plus module or any means to fix my existing code.

They only show two folders : Node Control and Node Info but none of the input metrics. I would like to request for help in this regard. Thank you.

Haven’t you posted this already? Are you surprised that an older protocol module doesn’t provide the same features as a newer module? Based on your other post, I think you are going to be stuck until you change the hardware.

Please also read this forum’s FAQ, particularly the part about double posting.

It is different from yesterday where I added additional lines. I did not get any feasible solution and all I got is when one use assumed that the only devices out there were raspberry pi. I am trying to fix something and learn. I respect policies but I don’t feel comfortable about you pointing me out. If you have a solution (and not a suggestion, I do not have the means or finances to get another device, I got to get this thing to work) I would love to hear about it. If that is not the case, please do not criticize my request for making an attempt to learn. I appreciate your time and mine.

You’ll probably find more subject matter experts if you ask this question over in the Cirrus Link forum.

They are the developers of the Ignition MQTT modules and presumably of the NodeRed plugins, though I’m not certain about that.

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Hmmm. You’ll have no future replies from me, at all.

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Thank you @Kevin.Herron