Browsing for Tags in a Hierarchical structure

About this task

If your OPC UA Server supports hierarchical organization of tags in a tree structure, then Historian will use the server's hierarchy when browsing tags in a Collector in the Non-Web Administrator.


  1. From the Collector drop-down list, select the OPC UA DA Collector you wish to browse.
    1. To limit the displayed tags to only those that are not collected, select Source Tags Not Collected from the Show Only list.
    2. To limit the displayed tags to match a tag name or tag description, enter the value to match in the Source Tag Name or Description text boxes.
    A hierarchical tree appears in the Browse Results window.
  2. Navigate to the node in the tree you want to browse and then click Browse.
    1. To browse automatically, select the AutoBrowse check box. The available tags display in the Browse Results window whenever a node is selected in the tree.
    2. To show all child elements within a hierarchy, enable the Show All Children check box. All tags at or below the hierarchical level of the selected node in the tree will appear in the Browse Results window.
    The tags within the selected portion of the tag hierarchy will be displayed.
  3. Select the tag(s) you want to add to Historian, and click Add Selected Tags.
    Collected tags appear in black text in the tag list.