Search for Tags Using Historian Administrator


  1. In the Tag Maintenance page, select the Search Historian Tag Database link.
    The Search Historian Tag Database window appears.

  2. Enter a tag search mask in the Tag Mask field, using * and ? wildcard characters.
    You can search for a description instead of a tag by entering a mask in the Description field.

    If you leave both fields blank, the search returns all tags.

  3. Select the name of the collector in the Collector field.
  4. Enter the maximum number of tags the search should return.
    If you leave this field blank, your search will return all the tags available in the Historian Tag Database.
  5. Select OK.
    The Tag Maintenance page appears.
    Note: Prior to performing any maintenance, it is recommended to adhere to the accepted practice of performing a backup of your Historian archive. It is also recommended that you use the Excel Add-In to export your tag configuration for all tags. It is recommended that you export tags associated with each collector on a separate worksheet.
  6. If you want to change the default tag properties, select the name of the tag.
  7. Enter the properties of the tag in the appropriate fields.
  8. Select Update to save your entries.
    CAUTION: Multi-select and property change will affect all selected tags. Changing the collector type for the Calculation and Server-to-Server tags will result in a loss of the calculation formula.