Data Type - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

Metasys SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

Brand
Metasys
Product name
System Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011964
Version
13.2
Revision date
2020-01-21
Language
English

Lists the data type of the attribute value. The following table defines the various data types used in the Metasys system.

Table 1. Data Types

Data Type

Formal Name

Definition

Attribute Reference

Attribute Reference

Reference of an attribute from which data is read or to which data is sent. The format is <Object Reference.Attribute Name>

Date

Date

Day of week, day, month, year

Example: Wednesday, February 19, 2003

List

List

List of attributes or properties of other objects that is created or used by a particular function of this object.

Number

Byte

Number from 0–255 with no decimal point. Allowable range appears in column headed Values/Options/Range

Unsigned Integer Short

Number from 0 to 65,535 with no decimal point. Allowable range appear in column headed Values/Options/Range.

Unsigned Long

Number from 0 to 4,294,967,295 with no decimal point. Allowable range appears in column headed Values/Options/Range.

Signed Integer

Signed number that is also an integer with no decimal point. The value may be positive or negative. Allowable range appears in column headed Values/Options/Range.

Examples:
  • DLLR: Shed Pending, Shed Lost
  • Accumulator: Scale As Integer

Object Reference

Object Reference

Item Reference of an object to which a command is sent

One State/Type/Node from a Set

Enumeration

Discrete state/type/mode taken from a set of numbered possible values and normally represented on the user interface by text.

Real Value

Float

Number with a decimal point to show required precision

Example: 24.5

Set of Related Values

Structure

A set of values of mixed data types representing one physical entity

Series of True or False States

Bit String

Series of true/false states that each have an independent meaning but together define the overall state of an attribute or object

Set of Values

Array

A set of a specified number of values of the same data type

Text

String

A line of characters (letters and numbers)

Time

Time

Hours, minutes, seconds

Example: 12:30:56 AM

Each Time data type has a time chooser for graphical time selection, where writable.

True or False

Boolean

Data that can only be true or false