Shared Database Folder
- When you start IWS; or
- When you right-click on the Shared Tags folder, which refreshes (updates) the database.
If there are no PC-based Control software products associated with the application, the Datasheet View and Tag List subfolders (located in the Shared Database folder) will be empty.
You cannot edit shared tags in the IWS environment, but you can modify them in the PC-based Control software. You can, however configure shared tags in any IWS task like any other tag. Shared tags are read-only, and viewable on the Tag Property dialog and the Shared Tag datasheet.
- Click on the Tag Properties tool on the Tag Properties toolbar (the tag name must be in the Tag name field); or
- Double-click on the tag name located in the Tag List subfolder (Project Tags folder)
When the Shared Tag datasheet displays, it contains four columns (Name, Size, Type, and Description). This datasheet is read-only, you can use it to view shared tags only.