As an alternative to the user friendly grid for editing variables, it is possible to declare variables as text. Text editing applies to all the variables of a group. It cannot be an I/O group. During text editing, the group and all its variables are locked in the grid so that no change can be entered from other windows.
To edit a group of variable as text, select the group in the grid and run the "Tools / Edit variables as text" menu command.
Sereval syntaxes are available for describing variables:
The original IEC61131-3 syntax for declaring variables
|XML tags||An easy XML structure using tags and attributes|
|CSV||CSV format (separator: semicolon)|