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Item - property of object PmOpcClientData

Description:
The property enables an access to the object of Var type that represents one variable defined on the page Data. The variable is there defined by the index parameter..
Syntax:
Item(index As Variant) As Object
Calling:
Reading the value:
val = oOpcData.Item(index).Value
Writing the value:
oOpcData.Item(index).Value = val
Parameters:
index(Variant) Identification of the variable either by its name (String data type, case sensitive text, for example "a1") or by the index (zero-based index).
Note:
Property access for read only.

The Var object includes information about the variable (value, name, index, etc.).

The Item property (like Var object) is read only, which means that the object cannot be changed but for example it is possible to write into the Value of the Var object.

If the variable does'nt exist, Nothing value is returned. global error in the INFO system is generated. For variable existence testing, it is better to use the ItemEx property.

See also:
Example1:
The Item property returns the reference to the Var type object. In this case this object has the following properties Value, TimeStamp and Quality that can be, for example, find out as follows:
Dim val, tim, qual
val = oOpcData.Item(0).Value
tim = oOpcData.Item(0).TimeStamp
qual = oOpcData.Item(0).Quality
Example2:
Some OPC servers (for Simatic, Schneider, Bernecker&Reiner ..) can transfer a data array (Array) in one data item (the common limitation is that all data array items must be of the same data type). If such data has to be received/sent as well, than the Data type configurator has to be set to Variant data type for the data item (enabled only with the development key or with the PmRtProf license).

Example see Data vector transfer

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