Can I create tags in the DB before connecting to the data source ?

Yes, RAPID supports the ability to import tag definitions from CSV files to allow tag names to be created without needing to browse the data source (very useful where the data source does not support browsing). The format consists of a header, containing the names of the fields, followed by multiple rows containing the associated data.

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NameDescriptionAliasEng. UnitsTypeLogged
T1Test Tag40001Deg CLongYes
DampedDamped Sine40013%LongYes
T1_ActivePowerTurbine 1 Active Power40100kWFloatYes


An example CSV file can be downloaded below:

Example CSV Tag Import