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TN DAS153 Connecting to an OPC UA Server through the Wonderware Gateway OI Server



This article from InSource walks through setting up a connection to an OPC UA Server 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 the Configuration and choose "Add OPCUA Connection":


Step 2) Right click on the new OPC Object and select Rename.  

In this case I have renamed the object to OPC.



Step 3) Enter the OPC UA Server Information:


Step 4) Right click on the OPC Object and select "Add OPCUAGroup Connection":


Step 5 ) Rename the new OPCUA Group by right clicking on it and selecting "Rename":

In this example, I have renamed it to Group:




The Device Group Name below will be used as a topic when connecting to the Gateway OI Server.


Step 6) Right click on the Gateway OI Server and choose "Activate":



Step 7) Test the connection.

In the example below, I am using Wonderware client to test the connection to the OPC UA Server:


First go to Connections \ Create:


Enter gateway for the Application name and the Device Group Name from Step 5 will be your Topic:


Finally, Go on the Item Menu. In the Item box enter the name of the OPC UA Item you would like to read and click the "AdviseEx" button:


If you have established good communication the quality of the item you are reading will be 0x00c0 as below: