What are the different types of tags available under licensing law?
When considering questions with licensing law implications, a general distinction can be made between internal, external and archive tags. Only external tags and archive tags count as far as licensing is concerned.
The table below contains an overview of the different types of tags and explains their significance in terms of licensing.
|External WinCC tags||The number of external WinCC tags is of significance for RC and RT license types.
|Internal WinCC tags||Internal WinCC tags are of no significance to licensing.|
|Archive tags||The number of archive tags is only of significance in connection with the licenses for WinCC archive power packs.
If, for example, you have installed an RC128 PowerTags license on your computer, you can configure 128 external tags and use them in runtime. If you create an instance tag for a type of structure with five external structural elements, five external tags are created which count according to the license.
A raw data tag counts as one external tag. It uses a counter irrespective of its size.