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Open Tag (G Dataflow)

Last Modified: November 18, 2019

Opens a reference to a tag on the server. If no reference of the tag exists on the server, the node creates one.

Programming Patterns
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configuration

Connection to the server.

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path

Path to a tag reference.

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Note  

Tag paths do not support spaces. If an illegal character is present, the node returns an error.

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data type

Data type of the tag reference.

If a tag with the same path but different data type already exists, Open Tag returns an error. Use Query Tags to open existing tag references of unknown data types.

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error in

Error conditions that occur before this node runs.

The node responds to this input according to standard error behavior.

Standard Error Behavior

Many nodes provide an error in input and an error out output so that the node can respond to and communicate errors that occur while code is running. The value of error in specifies whether an error occurred before the node runs. Most nodes respond to values of error in in a standard, predictable way.

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If no error occurred before the node runs, the node begins execution normally.

If no error occurs while the node runs, it returns no error. If an error does occur while the node runs, it returns that error information as error out.

If an error occurred before the node runs, the node does not execute. Instead, it returns the error in value as error out.

Default: No error

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tag

Tag the server references to communicate measurement data.

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error out

Error information.

The node produces this output according to standard error behavior.

Standard Error Behavior

Many nodes provide an error in input and an error out output so that the node can respond to and communicate errors that occur while code is running. The value of error in specifies whether an error occurred before the node runs. Most nodes respond to values of error in in a standard, predictable way.

error in does not contain an error error in contains an error
If no error occurred before the node runs, the node begins execution normally.

If no error occurs while the node runs, it returns no error. If an error does occur while the node runs, it returns that error information as error out.

If an error occurred before the node runs, the node does not execute. Instead, it returns the error in value as error out.

Using an Asterisk in a Tag Path

To set tag permissions for a group of tags or query a collection of tags, use an asterisk to match any sequence of zero or more characters in a tag path. For example, to return every tag that begins with example.path on the web server, enter example.path* in to the path input.

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: Not supported

Web Server: Supported in VIs that run in a web application


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