Agenda Review of Automation Challenges Overview of Dream Report Architecture Live Demo of Manual Data Entry – Setting up manual drivers – Configuring simple statistical objects for manual input – Adding and configuring web elements – Running the web portal and entering manual data Q&A
Reporting for Automation Common Problems – Accessing both real-time and historical data from numerous sources – Costly to implement – Requires IT, programming skills – Manual data entry – Distribution and automation of reports – Resource intensive – Costly to maintain – Mobile support – Quality support and training – Licensing Dream Report is the solution!
Product Architecture Automatically Publish and Distribute Generate and execute Design and configure Data Logger Real-Time Data and Alarms Access existing 3-d party archives Design Reports Configure Data Aggregation Generate Reports HMIs, PLCs, DCS, SCADA, … Web PortalFile Server PrintersMobile Connect to Data Sources HISTORIAN access OPC HDA ODBC & OLE CSV files Native drivers for proprietary archives REAL TIME data and alarms - OPC DA-AE - Native Drivers Dream Report logger can archive real time data into any open database SQL Server MySQL Oracle Access … Provide Data Provide Reports Design reports in easy environment Use Page Templates Use Report Templates Define and execute periodically any type of calculations: Min, Max, Average, Current, Integral, Duration, Counter, SQL commands, free Mathematical Calculation… Automatically: On Schedule On Event Manually: Select Report Change period or select batch Generate new report
Reporting for Automation Common Problems –A–Accessing both real-time and historical data from numerous sources –C–Costly to implement –R–Requires IT, programming skills –M–Manual data entry –D–Distribution and automation of reports –R–Resource intensive –C–Costly to maintain –M–Mobile support –Q–Quality support and training –L–Licensing Dream Report is the solution!
Solution: Manual Data Entry Options Dream Report 4+ provides 2 Manual Input drivers Provides a Manual Values Editor to enter values – Desktop and web portal interface Writes values directly to database using Web Format report
How? Manual Values Editor Use date/time picker to set timestamp of data Manual driver tracks – Original Values – Each value correction operation – Separate timestamps of the operation and the value associated time Extract manual values for reporting by: – All values – Only original values – Only validated values – Only non-validated values
How? Web Manual Data Entry Turns simple dynamic objects into user entry objects – Single Data Items – Step Tables – Free Tables Web Elements for interacting with page – Hyperlink – Action Button – Timestamp Picker – Combo Box
Live Demo Project Wizard Manually Adding/Configuring Communication Drivers Setting up Logging Groups Configuring Dynamic Data Objects – Date/Time object – Single Data Object – Step Table – Chart Scheduling Report Generation Running Your Project
What Tools are Needed? Licensing based on tag and web portal count – Contact us to discuss your project Like what you see? Have a project in mind? – Let us show you how Dream Report can solve your reporting needs Free Demo Available – Limits to 25 tags – Development will run for unlimited time, Runtime for 30 minutes at a time
Contact Information & Other Learning Opportunities Questions later? – Renee Sikes – Software Toolbox Tech Support or Product Website – m/dreamreport Other learning opportunities – Recording of this webinar – Visit softwaretoolbox.webex.com Tentative Schedule – June 29 th : Info on the Go – July 20 th : Fast, Friendly, & Flexible – August 24 th : Secure and Reliable