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Creating an Alias

Last Modified: August 31, 2020

Set an alternate name for channels in a system definition file.

Before you begin, you must add a model to the system definition. The VeriStand Editor will reference the alias instead of the full channel path.

The alias' location in the system definition cannot be changed after the alias is created.

  1. Launch the VeriStand Editor.
  2. Click View»System Definition.
  3. Optional: In the System Definition Palette, right-click Aliases and select New»Folder to create a sub-folder for your alias.
  4. Navigate to the channel you want to create an alias for.
  5. Right click the channel and select Create alias from selection.
  6. In the Select Folder for New Aliases dialog box, select the location you want the alias to appear in the system definition and click OK.
  7. Optional: Configure the alias.
    1. Right click the alias you created and click Properties.
    2. In the Properties dialog box, enter a Name and Description.
    3. Select a new linked channel.
    4. Click OK.
  8. Save the system definition file.
On the Mapping Diagram, expand the Aliases node to find the new alias.

In the System Definition Palette, right-click an alias to Delete it.

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