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  1. Add options to the Window Editing page in the Project properties

    Add options to the Window Editing page in the Project properties.
    such as:
    Select a main Font for the whole project.
    Default Font color
    Default background color

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  2. LReal support for the Siemens driver

    Ability to connect LReal datatype tags from Siemens S7-1200 and 1500 PLCs.

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  3. TCP driver Active or Passive connection

    I think it would be very useful if TCP driver had an option to choose if we want Active or Passive connection to the other party.

    Currently, TCP driver is Active connection only.
    Active connection means, that TCP Driver will initiate the connection to the other party, which must be in passive (listen) mode.
    Passive connection means, that TCP driver will be in passive (listen) mode, and another party will initiate the connection to the Ignition.

    I have an upcoming project with 25 WLAN (wifi) handheld scanners. The scanner sends barcode string to the remote IP and port, but the…

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  4. Intelligently Rename Tags

    One of the biggest problems I've had in Ignition is the lack of ability to rename tags, popups, templates and the like because all links to them are broken. Could a smart rename feature be created that would automatically change all links to a tag when it is renamed, or at least point to all the locations it is used so the user could easily change them? Thank you

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  5. Excel as an "Enterprise PLC"

    I'm hoping to inspire the building of a module/device driver written in Java that would effectively implement an "Enterprise PLC" - an office "device" or manifestation of a business PLC - by wrapping COM RTD in UA. Maybe a twist on the COM DA Tunneler? It would enable the mash up of office and plant data over a gateway network, and mash up intra-office data via a SQL bridge on an I/O gateway located on the business network...and cuz $1000/head IS too much. I'll post this last paragraph to the new feature request part of the website.

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  6. Find and replace for tags in grouped objects

    Right click on a grouped object would show the existing tags associated with the items within the group, and give the ability to assign (replace) with the desired tags without having to ungroup the obect and do each item separately. ex: motor 1 start could be replaced with motor 2 start.

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  7. Tag name sorting in Tag Browser

    In the tag browser the tag names are sorted by ASCI order, you should sort them in a way that capital "A" is the same as lower case "a". Right now it will sort all the capital letters to the top from A-Z and then the lower case letters a-z. This is non-intuitive to the user.

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  8. Right Click Remove Binding

    I would like to see an option added in Designer to right click on a component property in the property tree to remove it's binding.
    The same popup menu for copying and pasting bindings.

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  9. hide the code in the designer and protect it with a password

    Hide the code in the designer and protect it with a password.

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  10. Get "no edited" alarm properties with system.tag.getAlarmStates(tag)

    When i call this function to get the alarm properties i got just the modified or edited alarm properties. It would be useful to get all the alarm properties, modified or not. For example, i can't see the "mode" property unless it is different from "Equal" or "Active Delay" on 0.

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  11. Add a function to load Modbus address map to Modbus device

    The actual system.device.addDevice() just create the device and all their properties but as we only have Modbus devices, we can't define the address map inside it, that is fundamental to make it work. It will be useful to have another dictionary variable like the deviceProps to add the modbus address map to the mentioned function or a separate function like system.device.addModbusAddressMap().

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  12. Export projects (.proj) using an open XML format

    Exported project are not backward compatible, there's no simple way to compare two projects. These and other problems will be solved by using an open format like XML, JSON or similar

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  13. Allow the audit profile log to use store and forward

    Currently, Tag Historian and Alarm History go through the store and forward and in case of communication failure to Database it buffers the data and push it after connection comes back on. But unfortunately Audit Trail Profiles is not using this feature and you are going to lose your Audit Log records while the connection to DB is in failure. This is a big concern for the validated system and pharmaceutical to lose the Audit record of the system. Thanks in advance!

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  14. Ability to push updates to projects with update mode set to notify.

    I would like the option to notify or push updates to clients. I typically have update modes set to notify to not disrupt users, but occasionally I would like to push an important update.

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  15. Add Size & Position in Property Editor panel

    When selecting an object in a windows, as in VisualStudio, it would be nice to have size and position properties editable in the Property Editor panel. (Width, Lenght, Top, Left) Instead of doing a right-click and opening the "Size & Position" pop-up.

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  16. Add Data to the Diagnostics Tags For Allen Bradley Control Logix

    Add a Safety, and Standard folder to contain information like safety signature, safety locked, safety locked time stamp, edits present, download occurred, standard program locked, standard program signature.

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  17. Add ability to 'Send to...' function for whole folders

    Being able to send a window/faceplate to multiple projects is super useful, and used a lot, but it is limited in that it is currently not possible to send a folder (that I know of), or nested folders to another project. The 'Send to...' functionality is a huge time-saver compared to importing/exporting, and extending this functionality would be great.

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  18. Treat Active Directory's Distribution Group as a User

    We'd like to see Ignition treat AD's distribution groups as a user so the DG can be selected from the AD user list when creating On_Call rosters for alarm pipelines. We'd setup the alarming system and have our customers maintain that DG.

    4 votes
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  19. Ad-Hoc Trend Tag Tree object with Mapped Paths

    If using a datatype in ignition if an analog value within that datatype is pulled into an easy chart then only the member name is shown on the trend. Also it can be cumbersome to drill into each folder path to pull an individual tag over on to the trend. For now we have two installations where tags for devices which were originally historized by the datatype had to be recreated in an area->equipment->device hierarchical fashion so they were easy to find in a tag tree in runtime and the device name would appear on an easy chart when dragged…

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  20. Extend Save/Publish capabilities to tags

    Allow temporary saving of tags in the Designer before publishing them to the gateway. Currently, any tag changes are saved to the gateway. This functionality would help increase safety in making changes and updates to a live system.

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