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Naming Standards

By adopting naming standards, you can configure project components with meaningful names that convey useful information, such as the location or type of component. The standard that you use depends on the type of information that will be useful to system operators. A naming standard helps promote consistency throughout the project, making it easier to quickly identify components, and reducing duplication and user training. Naming standards may be useful for devices, variable tags, reports, graphics objects, and pages.

Reserved names

Some names such as IO_Server, Report_Server, Alarm_Server, Trend_Server, and Client are reserved for use in the include project. Using one of these names for your server will result in a compilation error. It is better to use names in your project that are meaningful to your installation.