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Instant PLC Programming with RSLogix 5000 by Austin Scott

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Understanding user-defined data types (Advanced)

User Defined Data Types (UDTs) are an extremely powerful feature in the RSLogix 5000 platform that improves the maintainability, uniformity, and readability of our routines. UDTs are groups of base data types (BOOL, REAL, INT, TIMER, and so on), which we can define and re-use.

Getting ready

In order to complete this recipe, you will need to have an understanding of RSLogix 5000 base data types.

How to do it...

  1. Expand the RSLogix 5000 Controller Organizer tab, find and expand the Data Types folder, and select the User-Defined node.
  2. Right-click on the User-Defined node and select New Data Type….
    How to do it...
  3. The Data ...

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