The UriDictionaryEntryTypedefined in Table 4is used to represent dictionary entries that use URIs as unique identifiers.

Table 4– UriDictionaryEntryType Definition

Attribute

Value

BrowseName

UriDictionaryEntryType

IsAbstract

False

References

NodeClass

BrowseName

DataType / TypeDefinition

ModellingRule

Subtype of the DictionaryEntryType defined in 5.1.

Conformance Units

Address Space Dictionary URI

The identifier in the respective external dictionary shall be a unique URI string. This identifier is used for the NodeIdand the BrowseName Attributesof instances of the DictionaryEntryType. The IdentifierTypeof the NodeIdshall be STRING_1 with the identifier from the external dictionary as the value.

The namespace “http://opcfoundation.org/UA/Dictionary/URI” shall be used for instance of the UriDictionaryEntryType. Subtypes may define different namespaces.

The identifier shall be immutable; meaning that it shall not be reassigned to a different dictionary entry within the scope of the namespace in future versions. Data dictionaries may be publicly defined by standard bodies such as IEC or proprietary (e.g. vendor-specific dictionaries).