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Where can one find the enumerations for the DataType OPC property? I feel like this used to be on the resource center or in the Schema, but it's nowhere to be found anymore. I ran a query to get what I needed but was curious where else we can look to find all enumerated values.
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Interestingly enough it is in the resource centre, just the draft content (since 2009!) so not public 🙂
Copy and paste as below, may well be outdated though (especially given Proteus, BMS and TMX are no longer core drivers):
The DataType property, found in the CDBPoint table, details the automation VARTYPE of the point's value.
|3||VT_I4||Integer (SNMP), Meter Period (BMS)|
|4||VT_R4||Analogue, Counter, Minimum, Maximum, Mean, Rate of Change, etc.|
|17||VT_UI1||Digital, Demand Buffer (Proteus)|
|19||VT_UI4||Cardinal (SNMP), Runtime (Proteus/BMS/TMX)|
The property is read-only, so you cannot change the point type by changing it.
|A common misconception is that this allows queries, logic and other parts of ClearSCADAto determine a point type easily rather than using TypeName or TypeDesc with a list of possible classes of each type, however this will rarely work as several types of point share each data type.|
Awesome, thank you! This should make for some more efficient processes, rather than comparing string values of TypeNames.
I could've sworn these were previously enumerated somewhere. Either way -- thanks again!