Chapter 9 Setting up communications
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RSLinx Enterprise is installed automatically with FactoryTalk
View SE. Add a Rockwell Automation Device Server (RSLinx
Enterprise) to the FactoryTalk View SE application and set up the
server’s properties. For more inf
ormation, see Adding RSLinx
Enterprise data servers to an application on page 181.
RSLinx Classic and KEPServer Enterprise must be installed and
setup separately. Add an OPC data server to the FactoryTalk View
SE application, and then set up the server’s properties. For more
information, see Adding OPC data servers to an application on
For information about installing RSLinx Enterprise or RSLinx Classic,
see the FactoryTalk View Site Edition Installation Guide.
3. Once the application can communicate with devices, determine how
the application will gain access to values in the devices. You can
reference tags in a data server directly, create HMI tags that use the
devices as data sources, or use both methods.
For information about using tags in an application, see Working with
tags on page 189.
4. Wherever you need to obtain tag values in the application, create
connections in FactoryTalk View SE graphic displays.
For example, to let an operator read and write values for a particular
tag, create an input object in a display, and then connect the object to
the tag’s name or address.
For information about supplying tag names for graphic objects, see
Working with tags on page 189 and Creating graphic objects on page
About FactoryTalk Security permissions
If FactoryTalk Security services are used to secure parts of an application, to
perform certain tasks, users must have the necessary security permissions.
For example, to create or modify the properties of an application, you must at
least be allowed the Common actions Read, List Children, Write, and Create
Children, at the FactoryTalk Directory that manages the application.
If you receive a FactoryTalk Security message while trying to perform such a
task, contact your system administrator about permissions you might require.
For an overview of FactoryTalk Security services, see Setting up security on
page 85. For details, see FactoryTalk Security Help.