1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 12, 2017 4:09 PM by stmarchessault RSS
    ascherer Newbie

    Binding KEPServer Tags to Thing Properties

    I've been researching how Industrial Connections work using Thingworx 8 and KEPServerEX.  I understand how KepServer tags can be added to Things in 2 ways:

    • By selecting tags from the Industrial Connection Thing -> Discover and using the "Bind to New Entity" button
    • By going to a Thing -> Properties -> "Manage Bindings" button -> Remote and selecting KepServer tags

    I don't have Thingworx/KEPServer instances to try this myself yet, but I've seen these done in the Core documentation and a webcast.  Both of these methods either create New Things or New Thing Properties.

    My question is whether or not you can bind KepServer tags to Thing Properties that have already been created?  Ex) Bind KepServer tags to Properties inherited from a Thing Template/Shape.

    Best practice for modeling is to define Thing properties at the Thing Template level.  If we create all needed Properties before adding tags to a Thing, then we need to be able to bind tags to the already created Properties.

     

    Thanks!

      • Re: Binding KEPServer Tags to Thing Properties
        stmarchessault Creator

        Greetings,

         

        Thank you for posting this question. Please see the discussion between Alex and Alton contained in this thread:

         

        Industrial Things Toolsets

         

        In particular, they discuss the use of the SetRemotePropertyBindings to bind a property from a newly created Thing (which has inherited the IndustrialThing ThingShape) with a remote property that represents a KEPServerEX tag.


        Please let us know how it goes, especially if you run into any difficulty implementing the solution they describe.



        Best regards,

        Steven M