Frequently Asked Questions – Data Route

Do I need Data Route to write to OPC Servers?
No, the products WinForm HMI, Web HMI, WPF HMI, .NET Data Connector, Recipe Connector, and Excel Connector will all have the ability on their own to write to OPC Servers when a write occurs. The Data Source of the Tag will determine where the value will be written.
Can Data Route be used to transfer data over the Internet?
Yes, by installing the OAS Service at the data source and the destination the values can be setup to automatically transfer remotely.  At the destination set the Data Source of the Value as Tag and set define the data source tag Value, then in the Target tab defines either a local OPC Item or a local or remote Open Automation Software Tag if using a Driver Interface Tag as a destination.
Do I need a license of Data Route on the source and destination?
If transferring values directly to OPC Items, yes. If transferring values to remote Open Automation Software tags you only need a license on the source where the Target is being defined.
Can I use Data Route to transfer data from PLC to other PLCs without using OPC?
Yes, the following Driver Interfaces are incorporated directly into Open Automation Software:

Videos – Data Route

View the following video presentation on how to setup data transfer to an OPC Server using the OPC Tunnel feature.

OPC Server to OPC Server

How to setup automatic data transfer from OPC Server to OPC Server on your LAN, WAN, and Internet.

Getting Started – Data Route

Use OAS Data Route when you need to transfer data from one OAS direct driver or OPC server to another direct driver or OPC server. The Drivers or OPC servers can be local or remote.

Step 1 – Create the driver  see the appropriate data source in the Data Sources Section  (If using OPC DA Skip this step)

Step 2 – Create the source Tag. Refer to Configure – Tags for additional information on tag configuration.

Source Tag
Create Source Tag

Step 3 – Select the Target Tab

Target Tab
Target Tab

Step 4 – On the target tab check Enable Write to Target

Step 5 – Select the Destination Type (OPC Item, Tag or Azure IoT)

Step 6 – If OPC Item is selected select browse and select the OPC server and Item

Target OPC Item

If Tag is selected then select Browse and select the desired OAS tag.

Target Tag

If Azure IoT is selected then select Browse and select the desired Azure Driver

Target Azure

Step 7 – Enter the desired Deadband in the Float Deadband field. Enter 0 for no deadband.

Step 8 – If you want to specify a desired update frequency for the target check Write Continuously and enter the desired frequency. If Write Contentiously is unchecked the the target will be updated every time the source tag changes.

Step 9 – Click Apply Changes

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Overview – Data Route

The OAS Data Route product allows an OAS Service to write values from any Tag to any Tag, OPC Server, or IoT Driver. Providing easy Protocol Translation between Devices or IoT solutions. This also simplifies remote networking by installing the OAS Service at each OPC Server system and take advantage of the built in .NET WCF communications in Open Automation Software.