Creating the OPC Client plugin role - OPC Client 3.1

OPC Client Plugin Guide 3.1

OPC Client 3.1

Before you can configure and use the plugin, you must create the plugin role in Config Tool.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. In the Plugins task, click Add an entity (), and select Plugin.
    The plugin creation wizard opens.
  3. On the Specific info page, select the server on which the plugin role is hosted, the plugin type, and the database for the plugin role, and then click Next.
    If you do not use expansion servers in your system, the Server option is not displayed.
    To connect the OPC Client plugin role to a different OPC server, you must delete the role database and create a new database to ensure that the information from the old OPC server is removed.
    If you are running multiple OPC Client plugin roles on the same server, ensure that each plugin role only connects to its own database. Make sure that a unique database name is designated to each role upon creation. Do not use the default database name.

    Example: OPCClient_Plugin1, OPCClient_Plugin2, OPCClient_Plugin3, and so on.

  4. On the Basic information page, specify the role information:
    1. Enter the Entity name.
    2. Enter the Entity description.
    3. Select the Partition for the plugin role.
      If you do not use partitions in your system, the Partition option is not displayed. Partitions are logical groupings used to control the visibility of entities. Only users who are members of that partition can view or modify the role.
    4. Click Next.
  5. On the Creation summary page, review the information, and then click Create, or Back to make changes.
    After the plugin role is created, the following message is displayed: The operation was successful.
  6. Click Close.


The plugin role appears in the entity browser. The plugin role is red until it is connected to an OPC server.


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