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Using structured tag names

The following naming convention is recommended for a system, to obtain maximum benefit when using features such as Genies and Super Genies. (If you are already using a naming system that differs from the following convention, you can still use Genies and Super Genies supplied with CitectSCADA by modifying the Genies that you want to use.)

Each tag name can contain up to 79 characters. To establish a convention, you need to divide the characters in the tag name into sections that describe characteristics of the tag, for example, the area where the tag is located, the type of variable, and any specific attributes. Four basic sections are suggested for a CitectSCADA naming convention: