## 4.8.2 Definition

The RepresentsSameEntityAs is a concrete ReferenceType and can be used directly. It is a subtype of NonHierarchicalReferences. It is a symmetric Reference, that is, it provides the same semantic in both directions.

The semantic of this ReferenceType is to relate two Nodes that represent the same entity in the real world.

The SourceNode of References of this ReferenceType can be of any NodeClass.

The TargetNode of References of this ReferenceType can be of any NodeClass.

Both, SourceNode and TargetNode shall represent the same entity in the real world.

RepresentsSameEntityAs is formally defined in Table 7.

Table 7 – RepresentsSameEntityAs Definition

Attributes Value
BrowseName RepresentsSameEntityAs
InverseName -
Symmetric TRUE
IsAbstract FALSE
References NodeClass BrowseName Comment
Subtype of NonHierarchicalReferences defined in OPC 10000-5
Conformance Units
Base Info RepresentsSameEntityAs