The Engineering Numbering System (ENS) provides automated object identification, which allows project-specific identification formats to be configured as templates. SmartPlant Foundation uses these templates to guide the user when creating new objects.
The ENS definition is composed of various components called ENS items that can extract data from constants and from other properties on the object or related objects. These components are configured in sequence with additional delimiter characters to define the required format.
When bulk loading historical data using the Desktop Client Loader, you can override the ENS functionality so that you can specify names for objects in the load files. For more information, see SuppressENS.