The PublishingInterval with the DataType Duration defines the interval in milliseconds for publishing NetworkMessages and the embedded DataSetMessages created by the related DataSetWriters.

For cyclic PublishedDataSets one DataSet is produced for one PublishedDataSet in a PublishingInterval. If no new DataSet is available in a PublishingInterval, then either the previous DataSetMessage is resent or no DataSetMessage is sent.

In the case non-cyclic PublishedDataSets like Event based DataSets, this may result in zero to many DataSetMessages produced for one PublishedDataSet in a PublishingInterval. All Events that occur between two PublishingIntervals shall be buffered until the next NetworkMessage is sent. If the number of Events exceeds the buffer capability of the DataSetWriter, an Event of type EventQueueOverflowEventType is inserted as last entry into the buffer and all Events that do not fit into the buffer are discarded.

The Duration DataType is a subtype of Double and allows configuration of intervals smaller than a millisecond.