Hi, I have an application where a Thing must be connected to different Remote industrial sources (IndustrialGateways). What is the best practive to do so ? When using remote thing template, I can only select a single object.
Thank you for reaching out on the ThingWorx Developers Community.
I would recommend you take a look at the following article which provides a good overview of the connection between ThingWorx Platform and KEPServerEX/ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity:
In order to connect to multiple industrial sources (Kep/TWX Industrial Connectivity) you will need an individual gateway for each connection. To facilitate this you simply need to create a single Thing entity that implements the IndustrailGateway Thing Template. You can name the IndustrialGateway Things according to the industrial server which will be connecting to them.
With respect to connecting a single Industrial Remote Thing to multiple IndustrialGateway Things this is not possible. The IndustrailThingShape's IndustrialThing property which sets the connection is a single valued property that accepts one Entity reference to the backing IndustrialGateway Thing.
Could you provide further details on your use case for needing a single Remote Thing connected to multiple IndustrialGateway Things at the same time?
ThingWorx Technical Support Engineer
Hi @jponcharal ,
You can connect multiple industrial gateway with multiple things and local bind the properties to single thing. I am not sure this will meet your requirements.
If it doesn't solve, please elaborate your requirement.