System Tags and Don't Do's

Below are some topics of what not to do in FIN Stack. They can cause problems in the database such as something not appearing correctly or data not updating.

System Tags

Below is a list of System Tags that should not be used. If these tags are on any of your points or other locations you may experience weird issues or break things.

  • site

  • building

  • floor

  • equip

  • schedule 

  • program

  • note 

  • weather 

  • rule

  • alarm (potentially to be allowed soon with sensor tag, for now you can use alarmPoint or something similar)

  • any of the conn marker tags

  • topLevel

Connector Tags

Below is a list of other connector tags not to use when bringing in data into FIN Stack. You can add them afterwards.

  • Room - if a point is tagged as "room" and trying to import into FIN Stack, an error will be thrown that it can't due to that tag.

Special Characters

Supported characters:

  • a-z, A-Z, 0-9

  •  - (hyphen)

  • _ (underscore)

  • , (comma)

  • : (colon)

  • . (period)

  • ~ (tilde)

  • % (percent)

Supported but keep in mind that the value doesn't update in Flash DB Builder view when viewing it. Have to refresh the equip to see updated value. The value does update in HTML views such as Point Graphics, Graphics, etc.

  •  ()     (parenthesis)

  •  '     (apostrophe)

  • &     (and)

  • #     (pound)

Not supported. Do not use the following special characters when naming things such as:

  •  /     (forward slash)

  •  `     (acute/grave accent)

They can break things, not allow the points to update or refresh when viewing. You can use the Search and Replace feature to mass remove those special characters.

Missing sensor/sp/cmd tag

Sometimes customers might remove one of the needed tags for points. Each point has to have either sensor, sp, or cmd tag. If you have more than one of those, you can use this tool to fix it: Fix Conflicting Tags.