Tech Notes

Tech Note: 089

How to Implement Time Considerations with AVEVA Historian and IDAS Systems

When working with Wonderware Historian and IDAS, it is important to take time into serious consideration. With IDAS historical data storage there is a term called the "Real-Time Window", which is a period of time behind and ahead of the Wonderware Historian system time, where values coming into the system are considered "valid" and will be stored properly. With Wonderware Historian the real-time window can be any value coming into the system between -30 seconds and +999 milliseconds. Time offset and discarded data can be a result of improper time synchronization. The purpose of this document is to help identify...

Tech Note: 067

Wonderware Historian Database Import/Export Utility — How to use the import feature with a manually created Industrial Data Acquisition Service (IDAS)

It may become necessary for a developer to create an IDAS in Wonderware Historian that views many data points without having an InTouch HMI application to import tags from. This document provides the procedure necessary to utilize the Import Tags feature of Wonderware Historian without an existing Wonderware InTouch application, as well as how to use the Wonderware IndustrialSQL Server database export/import utility for archiving or troubleshooting.

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Tech Note: 036

How to monitor Wonderware Historian performance from Wonderware Industrial Application Server

The Wonderware Historian (IndustrialSQL Server) includes two features that allow performance statistics to be collected and distributed to network clients. The System Driver module performs the task of collecting historian performance statistics and the InSQL IOServer (INSQLIOS) allows clients to connect via Suitelink to acquire real-time data. Using these two features we can acquire historian performance statistics to clients such as Wonderware Industrial Application Server for real time monitoring and alarming.

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Tech Note: 035

Tech Note 35: How to monitor Wonderware Historian performance from Wonderware InTouch application

The Wonderware Historian (IndustrialSQL Server) includes two features that allow performance statistics to be collected and distributed to network clients. The System Driver module performs the task of collecting historian performance statistics and the InSQL IOServer (INSQLIOS) allows clients to connect via Suitelink to acquire real-time data. Using these two features we can acquire historian performance statistics to clients such as InTouch for real time monitoring and alarming.

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Tech Note: 033

Troubleshooting Wonderware ActiveFactory client connection to IndustrialSQL Server Historian

When experiencing problems connecting to a Wonderware IndustrialSQL Server Historian (InSQL) from a Wonderware ActiveFactory client such as Trend, there are several steps that can be used to troubleshoot the problem. This tech note details the correct steps to take to initiate communication. It is assumed that there is a running InSQL Server on your network which is able to accept client connections from other client nodes.

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Tech Note: 015

Automatic generation of batch reports at the end of the batch using InTouch

ActiveFactory 9.1 and 9.2 contains a component called WorkbookRunner which enables automatic generation of a report snapshot based on a predefined report template.

Examples of situations when this functionality may be needed are: automatic generation of batch reports and automatic generation of snapshot on-demand reports. This Tech Note details the procedure to automatically generate batch reports in Wonderware InTouch and also directly from the operating system level by using a VBScript program.

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