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TN DAS152 Creating an OPC Connection through the Wonderware Gateway OI Server

Description

 

This article from InSource walks through setting up an OPC connection through the Wonderware Gateway OI Server.

  • Author: Joseph Hefner
  • Published: 12/6/2016
  • Applies to: Wonderware Gateway OI Server 1.0 or later

 

Step 1)  Right Click on the Configuration and choose "Add OPC Connection":

Step 2) Click the ellipse button beside Server Name and select the appropriate OPC Server.

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Step 3) Select the OPC Server from the list. 

In this example I have connected to the Matrikon OPC Simulation Server:

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Step 4) Right click on the OPC Object name and select rename:

In this case I have renamed this to OPC.

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Step 5) Right click on the OPC Object and select "Add OPCGroup Connection":

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Step 6) Click the "Browse OPC Items" button and confirm you are able to see items from the OPC Server and drag them to the basket as below:

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Step 7) Right click on the OPC Group Level object and select rename.

In this case, I will rename it to group.

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The Device Group Name below will be the topic needed for connecting to the OPC Items over the Gateway OI Server.

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Step 8) Right click the Gateway OI Server and select "Activate":

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