The Controller can send tags from one or more tag providers on the Controller to Agents. 

Configuring the Task from the Gateway

This task allows you to send one or more Tags within a provider on the controller, to one more agents. 

On 8.1.8 release, add the following:


As of 8.1.8, the Controller can be targeted by the Send Tags task, allowing the controller to create copies of tags in a separate tag provider. This is facilitated by selecting the "Include the controller as a target" option on the Agent Selection screen. 

Running the Task in the Designer

Sending Tags from a Controller Gateway to an Agent Gateway works a little differently than the other Agent Tasks, since the Send Tags Task can be executed from the Designer. Within the Controller's Designer, you can select any number of Tags from the Tag Browser that you want to send to any number of Agents. Right clicking on the Tags brings up the right click context menu, which now has a new EAM > Send Tags to Agents option.

Selecting the Send Tags to Agents option brings up a new window, allowing you to remove any accidentally selected Tags, as well as select which Agents will be receiving the Tags and the Tag Provider to insert them into.

Clicking the OK button will begin the process of sending the Tags to the Agents. Once the Tags have all been sent, you will get a new popup, letting you know of the success.

While you can't initiate this task from the Gateway Webpage, you will be able to see it as a running task, as well as find it listed in your task history after running.