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 10.1 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 102: Advanced Wonderware HMI Reports Configurations

  • "Getting Started with HMI Reports" (Tech Note 100)
  • "How to connect Wonderware HMI Reports to local or remote Wonderware InTouch node" (Tech Note 101)

and it highlights some more advanced topics such as generating reports on a specific schedule (e.g. daily or shift reports), generating reports based on an event (e.g. batch or work order driven reports) and generating Excel reports based on a template (e.g. water distribution reports or daily flow reports).

Tech Note 101: How to Connect Wonderware HMI Reports to Local or Remote Wonderware InTouch Application

This Tech Note details the procedure to configure Wonderware HMI Reports to connect to the local or remote Wonderware InTouch HMI node and collect data. This Tech Note assumes Wonderware HMI Reports software has been already installed and the initial project configuration has been performed. For more information about installing and configuring Wonderware HMI Reports please refer to Wonderware PacWest Tech Note 100 "Getting Started with Wonderware HMI Reports 3.4".

Tech Note 100: Getting Started with Wonderware HMI Reports 3.4

With the release of Wonderware HMI Reports 3.4 there are many different possibilities for configuring a new project, and which types of files you want generated. This document contains information to assist in clarifying the process of getting started with Wonderware HMI Reports. This Tech Note covers the following topics:

  • Installing HMI Reports 3.4
  • Initial Configuration
  • Configuring the Report File Formats (PDF Documents, Configuring E-Mail Notifications, Configuring Printer Settings, Configuring Excel File Settings)