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plcdawg July 20th, 2017 11:54 AM

See Base Tag Alias Names From Tag List - Logix5000
Hi all. From looking at the controller tags list in Logix5000, how do I look at a local I/O base tag and see what alias tags are using it?

Example: what if I am tracing a real world input and want to see what all is using it? Is the only way to cross reference it and then look at the tags that come up??? Surely I am missing something....seems like it would be a column in the list but I can't find it.

Thanks in advance!

jkerekes July 20th, 2017 12:03 PM

In the tag viewer, toggle on the Alias for column.

plcdawg July 20th, 2017 12:04 PM

That works the other way around, but shows nothing in the table for the base tag.

plcdawg July 20th, 2017 12:10 PM

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Please the attached picture.

bjh July 20th, 2017 12:49 PM

Just do it the other way around: Sort by Base Tag and and scroll to the I/O point you wish to look at. The alias tag will be right there.

plcdawg July 20th, 2017 01:34 PM

That's the only way I have figured out to do it. Thought I might be missing a column or something. Would be nice to show module defined tags and see all the alias tags in a column. Maybe in a future revision...

Thanks for the input.

plcdawg July 20th, 2017 04:55 PM

Another quick question....what is the difference between sorting by the base column and the alias column?

daddys99harley March 8th, 2018 02:20 PM

I haven't found a way to search forward from specific base tags either. But, instead of sorting the entire database, I narrow it down for easier viewing by using Cross Reference:

In the tag database, highlight your base tag bit and right-click for options.
(for example:Local:2:I:Data.4)
Click on "Cross Reference".
On the Cross reference page, at the bottom of the window are sort tabs.
Click on "By Tag"
While it lists all the aliases associated with the entire Local:2:I array, they're listed in order, so it's easy to find references to Data.4 there.

This was done in Studio 5000 Logix Designer v24.

plcdawg March 12th, 2018 12:00 PM

That could come in handy. Thanks.

rleon March 12th, 2018 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by plcdawg (Post 745080)
Please the attached picture.

I see in the image that you are in the "Monitor Tags" tab. You have to change to "Edit Tags" tab and then you can see the Alias column.

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