Over the course of development, naturally there are changes and additions to the Ignition software. This page highlights any new functionality or modified behavior, but is not meant as a complete resource for new features. You can find more about these items by following the links on this page.
Upgrading Ignition is very easy, but there are a few things we recommend to ensure everything goes perfectly.
See the Installing and Upgrading page for a complete guide.
This section is devoted to new features introduced to the Ignition Perspective App. New versions of the app are released separately from new Ignition versions, so notable changes to the app will be listed in this section.
Updates for version 0.98
Updates for version 0.97.2
Updates for version 0.96:
This section is devoted to new features introduced to Ignition. Any pages in this user manual that contain features that were added will be accompanied by a display like this:
New in 8.1.5 (H2)
Component Events and Actions
Tags - User Defined Types (UDTs)
Gateway Security - Strict Transport Security
packproperty for enabling or disabling widget packing.
radioStyle, enabling CSS styling including padding, and margins of radios within component.
Remote Tag Providers now support annotations.
props.interaction.xTrace.infoBox.dataFormatproperty on the Power Chart component can now be set to an empty string, which will effectively disable the built-in
Variants have been added to the following components in 8.1.2:
The Client Permission Restrictions for the system.db.execSProcCall function have have been changed, and can now be restricted by the Legacy Database Access Permission Type.
Updated the user manual to include preconfiguring a Gateway for deploying Ignition to another system.
The Omron FINS Driver now supports XML Tag imports from programs such as CX Programmer.
Release 8.1.2 includes a new Tag quality code, Good_Overload.
Edge Gateways can now restrict Tag editing permissions.
Added a new system flag that dictates the syntax used by Tag Historian queries.
The "Throttled Message" setting for Twilio Notification Blocks was updated to the more standard term, "Consolidated Message."
Added a right-click menu to the Tag Creator's For Provider area.
Updated the MariaDB JDBC driver that comes bundled with Ignition installation to version 2.6.1. This allows new installation to connect to MySQL 8 databases using a Maria DB connection type.
Added MessageBytes and WritableBytes (TCP driver only) tags to the UDP and TCP Drivers, allowing the drivers to receive messages as binary data instead of strings.
As of release 8.1.2 you can include a relative path in an Enclosing Step.
In 8.1.1, the Find/Replace tool received several improvements.
Commissioning can now set the Gateway Network port in addition to the HTTP and HTTPS port.
Added a User Inactivity Timeout setting under the Gateway General Security section which can be set to the number of minutes that must elapse before expiring a user's Gateway Web interface session to inactivity.
Added a manual date/time offset setting for the Omron NJ driver.
A Retention field has been added to the Gateway Audit Profile settings. The value in the field indicates how many days you want audit records kept.
getDataType()method to OPCBrowseElement and PYOPCTag objects.
Active Directory, AD Database Hybrid, and AD Internal Hybrid user sources gained a new Referral property, allowing the user sources to determine what to do when a referral from Active Directory is encountered.
Added the ability to browse OPC devices from within the Tag Editor in order to add OPC nodes to UDT definitions.