QOpcUaProvider creates an instance of QOpcUaClient . More

Inheritance diagram of PySide6.QtOpcUa.QOpcUaProvider



  • def createClient (backend[, backendProperties=QVariantMap()])

Static functions#


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Detailed Description#

QOpcUaProvider allows the user to create an instance of QOpcUaClient by loading a QOpcUaPlugin using the Qt plugin system.

For the available plugins and their capabilities please refer to the introduction .


This code creates a client using the first available backend:

QOpcUaProvider provider;
QStringList available = provider.availableBackends();
if (!available.isEmpty()) {
    QOpcUaClient *client = provider.createClient(available[0]);
    if (client)
        qDebug() << "Client successfully created";
class PySide6.QtOpcUa.QOpcUaProvider([parent=None])#


Creates a new OPC UA provider with a given parent.

static PySide6.QtOpcUa.QOpcUaProvider.availableBackends()#
Return type:

list of strings

Returns a QStringList of available plugins.

PySide6.QtOpcUa.QOpcUaProvider.createClient(backend[, backendProperties=QVariantMap()])#
  • backend – str

  • backendProperties

Return type:


Returns a pointer to a QOpcUaClient object by loading the selected backend as a plugin and creating a client object. If the plugin loading fails, nullptr is returned instead.

The user is responsible for deleting the returned QOpcUaClient object when it is no longer needed.

The optional argument backendProperties can be used to pass custom backend specific settings as key value pairs. Those settings are specific to the backend being instantiated.

Available settings are

Setting string




Unified Automation

By default, the backend refuses to connect to endpoints without encryption to avoid sending passwords in clear text. This parameter allows to disable this feature.


Unified Automation

Tells the backend to print additional output to the terminal. The backend specific logging level is set to OPCUA_TRACE_OUTPUT_LEVEL_ALL.



This parameter is no longer evaluated by the backend and has been replaced by clientIterateIntervalMs.



Defines the client iterate interval for the backend. If the client is causing too much CPU load, setting this value higher than the default will reduce the CPU load at the price of an increased response time to service requests and value updates from subscriptions. The default value is 50ms.



Defines the timeout for asynchronous requests to an OPC UA server. If the server doesn’t reply to a service request before the timeout occurs, the service call fails and the finished signal will contain a bad status code. The default value is 15000ms.