The Description appears in Dialog Boxes and Detail Displays as a label or advertisement of what the tag does. Description helps an Operator identify the use or location of the tag. Description does not affect the value of the Tag in any way. You can change the description from VIEW, on-line by changing the .DESCRP tag field. Changes to Tag Fields, from VIEW, are not preserved after a SCADA Node restart. Changes to Description from Configuration are preserved after a SCADA Node restart. A typical description is Boiler #1 Feedwater Flow.
It will also appear in the Alarm Summary and will be read by the Text-to-Speech Alarm Annunciator.
63 alphanumeric characters
Field Type: Text
Tag fields: .DESCRP