CI873 & Controllogix 5000 - How tag based communication?
I have a CI873 module and AB Compact Logix (1769-L39ER). I followed the instruction "AC800M Ethernet / IP DeviceNet Configuration" manual. And load the EDS file and defined the area inputs and outputs according to the requirement of our project (EDS downloaded from official site AB) . I also read all the publications related to this topic in "http://www402.abbext.com/".
I attached photos of my results.
Finally, my big question is... Where I can associate the channel in control builder with a tag exists in the PLC?
I have a list of tags PLC in the following formats:
Real_to_DCS  ---> Real_to_DCS 
In control builder customize area of inputs I only see addresses in "byte.bit" format. But I do not see where this associate to an existing tag in PLC.
I will appreciate your help tremendously!
I would like to share the results we got when we established EthernetIP communication between CI873 module and 1769-L30ER Compactlogix from Allen-Bradley.
The zip file contains instructions, eds file, hwd file and Allen-Bradley program file.
I hope it will help.