Adding data points to TCP devices - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

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

Before you begin


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. Select an TCP device or entity from the entity browser and click the Properties tab.
  3. In the Data points section, click Add data point ().
  4. In the Information section, enter a name for the data point.
  5. In the Protocol information section, enter the following:
    Regular expression
    The regular expression of the data point.
    NOTE: TCP devices that are bound to plain text in a TCP server must define a regular expression for every data point they hold. The data point value is the first capture group of the data point regular expression. This means that if the regular expression does not have parenthesis in it, then the data point will never have a value.
    Value type
    The value type used by the input (data point).
    Access level
    The read/write capability of the data point. All HTTP Server data points currently only support read capabilities.
  6. In the Measurement unit section, enter the following:
    The name of the unit of measure of the data point
    A symbol to represent the unit of measure of the data point.
  7. Click Add and then click Apply.


The data point is displayed in the Data points section.

After you finish

Add events to the device.