View Symbolic Addressing

If you have assigned symbolic addresses in the SIMATIC Symbol Table or a Local Variable Table, you can toggle to switch between viewing parameter addresses with Absolute (for example, I0.0) or Symbolic (for example, Pump1) representation. Use one of the following methods:

ĚSelect the View > Symbolic Addressing menu command.

ĚPress the Ctrl+Y shortcut key combination.

You can switch the address display in the Status Chart and Cross Reference windows, and the program window of the LAD, FBD, and STL editors.


IEC 1131-3 editors always show symbolic addressing. IEC-1131 encourages the use of symbols (global variables) instead of absolute addresses, because absolute addresses cannot be explicitly typed. You cannot toggle to view absolute addresses in IEC 1131-3 programming mode.

See Also:

LAD/FBD Simultaneous Symbolic and Absolute View

Network Symbol Information Tables

Symbol Table (Global Variable Table)

Addressing Overview

Direct and Indirect Addressing

Application User Reference

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