PLCnext Technology naming conventions

When designating PLCnext Technology components, please observe the following conventions. Correct functioning of your components can only be ensured if you adhere to the following specifications. 

GDS ports

A designation...

  • may not start with a number
  • must consist of at least two characters
  • may not exceed 128 characters
  • may not contain spaces or tabulators
  • may not start or end with “.”
  • may contain “.” to separate port names from program instances
  • may start or end with “_”

Library, component and program

A designation...

  • has to start with a capital letter
  • may not contain “.”
  • must consist of at least two characters
  • may not exceed 128 characters
  • may not contain spaces or tabulators

Program instances

A designation...

  • may not start with a number
  • must consist of at least two characters
  • may not exceed 128 characters
  • may not contain spaces or tabulators

Component instances

A designation...

  • may not start with a number
  • must consist of at least two characters
  • may not exceed 128 characters
  • may not contain spaces or tabulators

Processes

A designation...

  • has to be unique
  • may not contain “.”
  • may not start with a number
  • must consist of at least two characters
  • may not exceed 128 characters
  • may not contain spaces or tabulators

Tasks

A designation...

  • may not start with a number
  • must consist of at least two characters
  • may not exceed 128 characters
  • may not contain spaces or tabulators

Namespaces

A designation...

  • may not contain spaces
  • may not end with “++”
  • should not contain “_”

 

 

 


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