Wonderware FactorySuite (FS) Gateway is a software application that allows you to connect to other programs via OPC, DDE, Suitelink, or directly to an InTouch Application. It is installed and managed through the DA Server Manager inside of the System Management Console (SMC) like any other typical DA Server. The most common use of FS Gateway is to read values that come from any 3rd party OPC Server, and bring them into your Wonderware applications, Historian, etc. Because all of the Wonderware DA Servers also act as OPC Servers, we can leverage FS Gateway to browse the tags of the PLCs that they connect to. This Tech Tip is designed to demonstrate how to enable the tag browsing functionality of a DA Server, and create a .csv dump of those tags by using FS Gateway.

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