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This function is used in Python Scripting.

Description

Returns the Ignition version number that is currently being run.

If the version is from a nightly build or developer version that is not yet released, the version number will come back as "Dev Version", for example:




Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.

Syntax

system.util.getVersion()

  • Parameters

none

  • Returns

Version - The currently running Ignition version number. as a Version object.

  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

This section documents available attributes on the object.

Method and/or AttributeDescriptionReturn type
.major

Returns only the major version number.

8.0.2 returns 8

integer
.minor

Returns only the minor version number.

8.0.2 returns 0

integer
isFutureVersion()

Takes in a string version number and returns whether the current version is greater than the given version (true or false). Note: this does account for Snapshot, RC or Beta versions.

Version format expected: "X.X.X" ie "8.0.7" See example below.

boolean
Code Examples
Code Snippet
# This code would display the name of the currently running Ignition version number
system.gui.messageBox("You are running project: %s" % system.util.getVersion())
Code Snippet
# This code would display whether a given version is older than the current version.
currentVersion = system.util.getVersion()
testVersion = "8.0.7"
isFuture = currentVersion.isFutureVersion(testVersion)
print "Your version (%s) is older than %s: %s" %(currentVersion, testVersion, isFuture) 
Keywords

system util getVersion, util.getVersion

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