When considering questions with
licensing law implications, a general distinction can be made
between internal, external and archive tags. Only external tags and
archive tags count as far as licensing is concerned.
The table below contains an overview of the different types of
tags and explains their significance in terms of licensing.
|External WinCC tags
||The number of
external WinCC tags is of significance for RC and RT license
RC means that a certain number of external
WinCC tags can be used both in configuration and in runtime mode
depending on the license. RT means a certain number of external
WinCC tags can be used in runtime mode depending on the license.
Configuration can be limited with an RT license to max. one hour in
|Internal WinCC tags
||Internal WinCC tags
are of no significance to licensing.|
||The number of
archive tags is only of significance in connection with the
licenses for WinCC archive power packs.
- Licenses for WinCC archive power packs have been introduced
since WinCC version V6. Archive tags were of no significance
to licensing in earlier versions of WinCC.
- From WinCC version V18.104.22.168 licenses for WinCC archive
power packs are only necessary for the runtime mode of an archive
configuration with more than 512 archive tags. You can also
configure more than 512 archive tags without this license in CS
without "demo mode".
- Since WinCC version V6.0 SP3, archive tags in
compressed archives have no longer been of
significance to licensing.
If, for example, you have installed an RC128 PowerTags license on
your computer, you can configure 128 external tags and use them in
runtime. If you create an instance tag for a type of structure with
five external structural elements, five external tags are created
which count according to the license.
A raw data tag counts as one external tag. It uses a
counter irrespective of its size.