The Multistate Value object’s attributes represent the desired state of one or more physical outputs or processes of the device in which the object resides. The actual functions associated with a particular state are determined locally (not part of protocol). Present Value represents the state with a number and State Text associates a description with each state.
Multistate Value objects have similar software characteristics and capabilities to a Multistate Input Object; however, Multistate Value objects are not associated with any physical hardware and are the result of a control process or operator entry.
The Multistate Value object provides a means to map up to 32 different states to an object.
This object allows you to hold a multistate value for other objects to reference. For example, a specific multistate value can be available for the Interlock object to reference and to base its operation on this value.
For general information on Metasys system objects, see Common Object Attributes.