Tech Notes

Tech Note 52: How to configure and query Wonderware Historian 9.0 as a linked server to another Microsoft SQL Server

Sometimes clients who request data from the Wonderware Historian (previously known as IndustrialSQL Server or simply InSQL) may not be directly connected to the Historian (for instance, if the Wonderware Historian is behind a firewall), or there may be a need to present data from multiple Wonderware Historians on the network within a single report.

Therefore it may be necessary or beneficial to set up a central reporting server and have that server retrieve data from one or more Wonderware Historians. In such scenario data clients would connect only to the central reporting server, which in turn would query the...

Tech Note 49: How to install and configure Wonderware Alarm Database Logger using Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE)

This Tech Note details the procedure to install Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) needed to store Wonderware InTouch alarm information in a persistent manner. Wonderware Alarm Database Logger utility is necessary to store alarm information in a persistent manner. The utility is automatically installed during InTouch software installation. But the utility requires either Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE). This Tech Note details installation procedure for Microsoft Data Engine 2000 (MSDE).

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Tech Note 46: How to modify existing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installation to comply with Wonderware Information Server 3.0

This Tech Note details the procedure to modify the existing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installation (described in Tech Note 8: Recommended Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installation procedure for Wonderware products) to comply with requirements of Wonderware Information Server 3.0. Microsoft Reporting Services is a major component required by Wonderware Information Server that is not included into the generic Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installation procedure described in the Wonderware PacWest Tech Note 8.

For brand new installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Wonderware Information Server 3.0 refer to Wonderware PacWest Tech Note 28: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installation procedure for...

Tech Note 43: How to modify tag type, delete a tag and use the Cross Reference Utility in Wonderware InTouch

This Tech Note details some procedures related to InTouch application development such as changing InTouch tag type and deleting the tag after it has already been used. The Tech Note also illustrates using Cross Reference Utility. Without going through the proper procedure only a select few tag types will be available to choose from (i.e. Memory Discrete will only have the option to change to an I/O Discrete or an Indirect Discrete).

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