Adding data points to Modbus devices or entities - Industrial IoT 4.4.2.4

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide 4.4.2.4

Applies to
Industrial IoT 4.4.2.4
Last updated
2022-10-12
Content type
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English
Product
Industrial IoT
Version
4.4

To monitor the data points of a device or entity, you must add them to the device in Security Center.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. Select a Modbus device or entity from the entity browser and click the Properties tab.
  3. In the Data points section, click Add data point () and enter the following:
    Name
    The name of the data point.
    Modbus Object Type
    The object type of the data point. This can be a coil, discrete input, holding register, or input register.
    Address
    The address of the data point on the device. You can enter the address in decimal format and then click Hex to convert it to hexadecimal.
    Type
    The type of information reported by the input (data point). The types of data and the possible values that can be reported are:
    Boolean
    True or False
    Int16
    -32,768 to 32,767
    UInt16
    0 to 65,535
    Byte
    0 to 255
    Unit
    The unit of measure of the data point. This field is optional.
    Unit symbol
    A symbol to represent the unit of measure of the data point. This field is optional.
  4. Click Add and then click Apply.

Results

The data point is displayed in the Data points section.

After you finish

Add actions to the device.