Tech Notes

Tech Note 108: How to Use the New Summary Features of Wonderware Historian 10.0

One of the new features included with Wonderware Historian version 10.0 is tag replication. You can replicate tags locally, or to a "Tier-2 Historian" for aggregate/summary information. This feature bypasses the event system, and stores information in Historian History Blocks. You can customize tagname conventions for replicated tags, create your own schedules, and more. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate local Historian tag replication for storing analog summarized and state summary values.

Tech Note 107: Controlling ActiveFactory Trend Using URL Parameters

It is possible to customize the look and behavior of an ActiveFactory Trend control in a browser window using URL parameters. The level of customization includes the Historian connection, the tags displayed, the time period of the trend, the visible toolbars and controls, opening trend files, and more. This tech note describes how to configure some of these options. For more information, please see the Information Server help under ActiveFactory Reporting > Controlling ActiveFactory Trend using URL Parameters.

Tech Note 106: Interfacing InTouch HMI to N-TRON OPC Server

N-Tron series of managed and un-managed switches are bundled with an OPC-DA (v1.X) server that can collect network and switch diagnostics. These diagnostics can be interfaced into the InTouch HMI so that diagnostics can be visualized, historized or alarmed. This tech note describes the process of integrating these switch diagnostics via Wonderware OPCLink.

Tech Note 104: How to automatically install Wonderware Information Server client components through Windows Domain Group Policy

As a time saving feature when faced with having to install the Wonderware Information Server 3.x or Wonderware ActiveFactory Reporting Website client components on a number of domain attached computers, it is much easier and more efficient to be able to push the Information Server Client Components install out to the client machines through Windows Domain Group Policy. This is also a very handy tool in environments where the clients are non administrative users as the installs can be attached to computer policy which does not require that an administrator level user be logged in, just a computer reboot.


Tech Note 103: Using the Wonderware InTouch Print Feature to Create HTML Documentation of an InTouch HMI Application

Using the Wonderware InTouch 10.1 WindowMaker print feature makes it possible to easily self document an application. New with InTouch version 10.1 is a print option which allows developers to include images and graphics, saving the files in HTML format which can be viewed on almost any computer using a web browser. This Tech Note introduces the InTouch printout feature.

Tech Note 99: How to Get Started with the Wonderware Remote Response Objects

The Wonderware Remote Response Object is an email and text message notification solution for Wonderware Application Server 3.0 or higher. The Remote Response Object is a set of fully functional ArchestrA Objects that integrate with a System Platform Environment, and can be customized by the user to deliver alarm notification via e-mail or text message to cell phones via SMS (Simple Messaging System). Remote users can view alarm information, acknowledge alarms, and enter comments all from a remote device.

Tech Note 98: How to Set Up a Wonderware Historian Cluster

This tech note walks through the setup of Wonderware Historian 9.0 running on a Microsoft Windows 2003 cluster for high availability and failover purposes. By implementing a two or more node cluster, it allows avoiding extended downtime due to hardware failure by allowing the software to failover to a secondary node or other node in the case of failure of the active node.

Please note that this allows for high availability of the server and software but by itself does not provide true data redundancy.

Tech Note 97: How to create a connection between Wonderware Data Access Server (DA Server) and Matrikon OPC Explorer

The Wonderware Data Access Servers (in short: DA Servers) all have the ability to serve clients using three built in protocols: DDE, SuiteLink, and OPC. The Matrikon OPC Explorer is a free product from Matrikon (provider of many IO OPC Servers) and can be useful in verifying connectivity and displaying values when troubleshooting communications to a Wonderware DA

Server using OPC protocol. The way to connect to the different Wonderware DA Servers is the same, only the name of the server and the tags you are looking for may change. This document lists the steps necessary to connect to the