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myDESIGNER USER MANUAL
  1. Introduction
    1. About myDESIGNER
  2. Tutorial videos
  3. Getting started with myDESIGNER
    1. Creating a project
    2. Workspace management
  4. Checking project
  5. Projects’ visual appearance
  6. GUI/HMI Editor
    1. Creating views
    2. Selecting objects
    3. Drawing primitives
    4. Creating text elements
    5. Inserting images
    6. Poly-lines
    7. Moving objects
    8. Resizing objects
    9. Rotating objects
    10. Skewing objects
    11. Filleting
    12. Combining objects
    13. Fill and stroke
    14. Rulers and guides
    15. Layers
    16. Copying and pasting elements
    17. Object's order
    18. Grouping
    19. Repeated actions mode
    20. View scripting
    21. Used tags
    22. Zooming on zone
    23. Undo and redo
    24. View properties
  7. Components
    1. Default components
    2. Custom components
    3. Used components
    4. Editing components
    5. Replacements
    6. On touch actions
    7. Entering advanced functions (equations)
  8. Components library
    1. Combo box, List box and Text box
      1. Inserting into view
      2. Components parameters
      3. Using components in view scripts
      4. Supported functions
    2. Chart component
  9. Active area
    1. Creating active areas
    2. External web page in active area
    3. HTML code
    4. DIV type
  10. Layout views
    1. Page layout
    2. Adding layout view
    3. Creating new layout
  11. Entering tags and math expressions
    1. Entering tags
    2. Entering mathematical expressions
  12. Tree tags database
    1. Changing tag value
    2. Engineering units
    3. Filtering data
    4. Usage count
    5. MS Excel import and export
    6. Tag import
    7. Deleting unused tags
    8. Restoring tag database
    9. Specifying a new tag during development
  13. Formatting numerical values
  14. Linking views with PLC
    1. Animations
      1. Show value animation
      2. Value to text mapping animation
      3. Visibility animation
      4. Opacity animation
      5. Color animation
      6. Moving animation
      7. Size animation
      8. Scale animation
      9. Rotate animation
      10. Circular sector animation
      11. Zoom visibility animation
      12. Sounds
      13. Sounds triggered by tag value
    2. Effects
  15. Time Sequence
    1. Time sequence example
    2. Triggering time sequences
    3. Modifying time settings
    4. Adding new sequences
    5. Renaming time sequence
    6. Switching among time sequence
    7. Modifying timing
    8. Combining multiple time sequences
  16. Open command
    1. Open type
    2. Target
    3. Popup (face plate) window
    4. View type
  17. Write/Set command
    1. Using batches
    2. Specifying set command parameters
    3. Value options
  18. Scaling set values
    1. Set example
  19. Key shortcuts
  20. On touch
    1. On touch in views
    2. On touch in component
    3. On touch example
    4. Lock element
    5. Lock key
    6. Slider
  21. Parametric views
    1. Opening parametric views
    2. Symbolic text replacements
    3. Symbolic tag creation
    4. Replacing connections
    5. Nesting parametric views
    6. Usage example:
  22. View scripts
    1. Using script in views
    2. Declaring variables
    3. Script writing
    4. Using variables in animations and effects
    5. Debugging view scripts
    6. Using debug screen on your view
    7. Using web browsers integrated debugger
    8. Using JavaScript libraries - Includes
    9. Linking external JavaScript libraries – Remote includes
  23. View scripts - list of functions
    1. Dealing with elements
    2. ListBox, TextBox and ComboBox functions
    3. View scripts animations
    4. View scripts effects
    5. Error frames
    6. View scripts zoom
    7. View scripts open command
    8. Users, language and login
    9. Retrieving files
    10. Communicating with server side scripts
    11. View scripts tables
    12. Alarms and aggregated alarms
    13. Data - Log data
    14. Custom charts
    15. Tag info
    16. Other useful functions
  24. Documents
  25. Reports
    1. Creating report templates
    2. Designing report
    3. Inserting text
    4. Adding picture – logo
    5. Table data
    6. Table summary
    7. Previewing report during design
    8. Showing report in runtime
    9. Creating custom report in runtime
    10. Creating report on demand
  26. CAS alarms
    1. Digital alarms
    2. Analog alarms
    3. Alarm window
    4. Alarm history
      1. CAS alarms occurrence - Chart/Table
    5. CAS alarms in view - example
    6. CAS alarms preview of appearance
  27. Data logging
    1. Data - logs
    2. Defining connection
    3. Defining data points
    4. Continuous data logging
    5. Triggered data logs
    6. Triggered logging example
    7. Simple periodic export to CSV and Microsoft Power BI
    8. Data-logs properties
  28. Data - Log views
    1. Data points selection
    2. Data grouping
    3. Data filtering
    4. 3D chart
    5. Data-logs preview - appearance editor
  29. Aggregated data logs
    1. Creating aggregated data log
    2. Aggregated values:
    3. Time aggregates
    4. Value change aggregates
    5. Aggregates based on alarm activation
    6. Running the aggregation periodically
  30. Advanced trends
    1. Using multiple axes
    2. Advanced trends – visual appearance
    3. Gantt chart
  31. Connections
    1. Creating new connection
    2. Creating PLC type connection
    3. Creating database type connection
    4. Creating IoT type connection
    5. Deleting connections
    6. Advanced options - optimizations
  32. User accesses
    1. Access levels
    2. Access groups
    3. User accounts
    4. Limited access for whole project
    5. Limited access for views and trends
    6. Limited access of arbitrary object in views
    7. User edit in runtime
    8. RFID
  33. Multi - language support
    1. Providing translations inside a project
    2. Translating names of Views
    3. Translating Data - logs
    4. Translating CAS alarms
    5. Translating advanced trends
  34. Server-side scripts
    1. Server-side scripts folder
    2. Server-side scripts folder structure
    3. Variables tables
    4. Script data-logs
    5. Global variables
    6. Sources folder
    7. Organizing project into modules
    8. Importing modules
    9. Using the event-driven asynchronous callbacks
    10. Creating server side reports
    11. mySCADA specific functions
    12. Debugging
    13. Script status (on myBOX devices only)
    14. Ser2Net (on myBOX devices only)
  35. View and server side scripts – common tasks
    1. Graphical guides
    2. Read/Write data from/to PLC
    3. Generating report
    4. Other guides
    5. Server side scripts – examples
    6. Reading data from PLC
    7. Writing data into PLC
    8. Timers – eg. run code in given time intervals
    9. Scheduled execution e.g run code every Monday at 2:00 PM
    10. Generating a report at given time interval
    11. Limiting access to generated files
    12. Processing data-log data
    13. Exporting data-log data into CSV files
    14. Using virtual PLC
    15. Sending data from view script into server side scripts
  36. Devices
  37. EtherNet/IP driver
  38. MicroLogix and SLC driver
  39. Modbus driver
    1. Modbus tag name syntax
    2. 32-bit registers in Modbus
    3. Floating point numbers
    4. 32-bit integers
    5. Address mapping
    6. Signed and unsigned numbers
  40. Siemens S7 family PLCs driver
    1. S7 memory types
    2. S7 data types
    3. S7 1200/1500 notes
    4. LOGO! 0BA7/0BA8 configuration
    5. S7-200 (via CP243-1) configuration
  41. OPC UA driver
    1. OPC UA tag name syntax
    2. OPC UA connection configuration
  42. MELSEC-Q driver
    1. MELSEC-Q tag name syntax
    2. MELSEC-Q connection configuration
  43. SigFox driver
    1. SigFox data types
    2. Reverse order
  44. KNX driver
    1. KNX notes
  45. Databases driver
    1. Reading values from SQL database
    2. Examples
    3. Writing values to SQL database
    4. Using SQL connectivity in Server Side Scripts
  46. Download/Upload from/to device
    1. Download to device
    2. Upload from device
  47. Recipes
  48. Running hours
  49. Timeline
  50. mySCADA TIA portal connector

9.1.Creating active areas #

Active Areas (or multiple active areas) can be created in any view.

1. Click on the Active Area icon in the GUI Toolbar.

 

9.2.1

 

2. Draw the Active Area:

9.2.2

 

3. Click on the Init State in the Properties window and select the content you wish to display.

9.2.3

 

In this dialog, you can set up the type of Active Area. In other words, you can set up how the Active Area will be initialized when the view is shown.

  • Note: If you do not activate the initial state (e.g. you leave the Active check box unchecked), the Active area will not be visible. You can set a new state later when using open command.

 

View type

If you select this option, you can specify the view to be shown in the active area. You can display any view you have previously designed. For best results, use a window with the same resolution or at least the same aspect ratio as your active area. If you need to change the active area size to an exact width and height, you can do so in the Properties window.

9.2.4

 

  • TIP: If you specify the option “Previous View,” open command will jump back to previously open window.

Parametric View type

If you select this option, you can specify the parametric view to be shown in the active area. You can display any view you have previously designed. For the best results, use a view with the same resolution or at least the same aspect ratio as your active area. If you need to change the active area size to an exact width and height, you can do so in the Properties window.

9.2.5

 

Aside from the Parametric View name, you can also specify the Indexes and Connection indexes. For more details on how to deal with parametric views, please see chapter Parametric Views.

Document type

You can show .PDF document inside the active area, a document can be stored in user files, user data or can be displayed from external URL (As example stored on some FTP server.

You can adjust the zoom and page width or even scale .PDF document inside free file column you have to put the full path to file.

9.2.6

 

Alarms type

You can simply display Online/History alarms inside the active area with a bunch of parameters you can check/uncheck if you want to display top toolbars, select background colour of the active area, scale text size, preview (You can adjust columns width in this section if you will drag column with a cursor and save it will be applied then every time the active area is open this option is useful in case when you are trying to display long text) You can select a time range and adjust parameters (Hide or show unnecessary columns parts which are not important in that case).

9.2.7

 

  • Show Top Toolbar check box allows you to show or hide the top toolbar with filters and alarm settings.
  • Show Bottom Toolbar check box allows you to show or hide the bottom toolbar (e.g., the date selection controls).
  • Parameters allow you to specify which columns will be visible in the alarm table. In addition, you can set a filter for severity and text filters for the message, area, and device.

9.2.8

 

 

  • Row Click Callback is a neat feature: when a user selects a row in a table, you will get a callback in the specified JavaScript function. This function must be defined in View Script.

9.2.9

 

Example on showing filtered Alarm data

Suppose you want to show the alarm table on the screen, but only show data in respect to the given view.

1. Create alarm definitions in CAS Alarm Windows. To designate which alarms belong to the view you plan to show, specify the name of the view in the Area column (Don’t forget that filter takes a difference in lower and upper cases!)

9.2.10

 

2. Create a new view and insert an Active area into it. (If you want to show filtered and unfiltered data in one view, insert two active areas.)

9.2.11

 

3. Set up its init state.

9.2.12

 

4. Set up data filter as follows:

9.2.13

 

5. Test your view.

 

Example of using Row Click Call-back

Suppose you have an alarm table shown in the Active area, and you want to detect when a user selects a row in the table.

1. Create a new view and insert an Active area into it.

9.2.14

 

2.Set up its init state.

9.2.15

 

3.Set up row click callback as follows:

9.2.16

 

4. Now whenever a user clicks in the alarm table, the function you have defined will be called. You can retrieve the row and column on which the user has clicked (variable arguments[1] is the row number and variable arguments[2] is the column number). In addition, you will get all values in the selected row; they are in the variable arguments[0].

5. Now test your view.

9.2.17

 

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Advanced Trend type

You can show trends, as defined in the Advanced Trends section. The size of the trend is automatically adjusted to the size of the active area.

 

9.2.18

 

 

Data-log View type

You can show data-log view, as defined in the Data-log section. The size of the data-log view will be automatically adjusted to the size of the active area.

9.2.27

 

  • Show Top Toolbar check box allows you to show or hide the top toolbar with filters and data-log view settings.
  • Show Bottom Toolbar check box allows you to show or hide the bottom toolbar (e.g. the date selection controls).
  • Filters allow you to limit the data shown by value, key or by type

9.2.28

 

Key Filter can limit the data shown by specifying filters for data items. Keys must be enabled in data-log definition to show up in the filter. For each defined key, you can specify the value. To specify a value, you can use constants, or you can use tags from PLCs or variables from View Scripts.

 

  • Time Scale [min] parameter specifies the time interval that will be shown by the Datalog.
  • Background Color can be set to transparent or to a specific color. If you set this parameter to color, you can specify which color will be shown as the background.
  • Row Click Callback is a neat feature: when a user selects a row in a table, you will get a callback in the specified JavaScript function. This function must be defined in View Script.

User Actions type

You can show the history or live data of all user actions. The size of the user actions view will be automatically adjusted to the size of the active area.

9.2.34

 

  • Show Top Toolbar check box allows you to show or hide the top toolbar with filters.
  • Show Bottom Toolbar check box allows you to show or hide the bottom toolbar (e.g. the date selection controls).
  • Time Selection lets you to select time range
  • Background Color can be set to transparent or to color. If you set this parameter to color, you can specify which color will be shown as the background.
  • Row Click Callback is a neat feature: when a user selects a row in a table, you will get a callback in the specified JavaScript function. This function must be defined in View Script.
  • Filters let you filter action of certain user level
  • Preview lets you adjust columns width (Saved column width by dragging columns will be applied then in HMI)

 

SQL Table

The SQL Table feature allows you to show values from the SQL database in a table. To get data from the database, specify your connection first. In the connection settings, you can modify the SQL selection to suit your requirements.

 

  • TIP: You can create a new SQL connection specifically for use with this table.

9.2.35

 

Parameters

Once is your connection set up, you can use parameters to modify your SQL query. In the Parameters, you can put multiple parameters. Each parameter can be a constant or you can use tag or variable from View Scripts.

  • using constants: just write the value into the text field
  • using Tag: enter the tag value or use the “…” button to specify a tag.
  • using Variable: enter an = followed by the variable name.

 

Connections

By passing the connection parameters, you can override the connection that will be used to show the SQL table. This option is especially useful if you are working with parametric views. To set your connection parameters, click on the “…” button next to the Connections field.

 

Show Header

This option enables you to show the header row. If you select this option, you can fine-tune the parameters by pressing the “Customize” button.

9.2.36

 

The default option is “Columns from SQL.” If you use this option, your table will show a top row with a description of columns taken directly from the SQL.

You can also set custom columns to set up names of columns manually. In addition, with this option, you can specify the Width of the column in pixels. If you leave with=-1, column width will be set to auto-scale. The final option is Alignment, where you can specify whether a given column should be aligned on the left, right, or in the center.

 

Background Color

The background Color can be set to transparent or to a given color. If you set this parameter to color, you can specify which color will be shown as the background.

 

Row Click Callback

Row Click Callback is a neat feature: when a user selects a row in a table, you will get a callback into the specified JavaScript function. This function must be defined in View Script.

 

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