Learn how to associate tagnames with alias in Rockwell RSLogix 5000.

The tagname “Local:5:I.Data.0” is a really informative tag name of the raw signal. It tells you the slot, Rack and even the channel number. But it is so disconnected with the process (or P&ID) tagname such as 100PIT1000.
In such scenario we use use what is called Alias. As the word “Alias” implies, is another name for a tagname. The way I look at it is that it is a more friendly name. But its draw back is that you cannot Cross Reference. Cross Reference is a tool used to search the entire program for the tagname.

In this vlog I will demonstrate how to alias a tagname with raw IO name.