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myDESIGNER USER MANUAL
  1. Introduction
    1. About myDESIGNER
  2. Tutorial videos
    1. myDESIGNER
    2. myREPORTS
    3. myMOBILE
  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. Insert image
    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 scripts
    21. Used tags
    22. Zoom 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. Introduction
    2. Creating active areas
    3. External web page in active area
    4. HTML code
    5. 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. Introduction
    2. Animations
    3. Show value animation
    4. Value to text mapping animation
    5. Visibility animation
    6. Opacity animation
    7. Color animation
    8. Moving animation
    9. Size animation
    10. Scale animation
    11. Rotate animation
    12. Circular sector animation
    13. Zoom visibility animation
    14. Sounds
    15. Sounds triggered by tag value
    16. Effects
  15. Time Sequence
    1. 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. Animations
    4. Effects
    5. Error frames
    6. Zoom
    7. Open command
    8. Users, language and login
    9. Retrieving files
    10. Communicating with server side scripts
    11. 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. Filtering data
    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. Limiting 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. Introduction
    2. Server-side scripts folder
    3. Server-side scripts folder structure
    4. Variables tables
    5. Script data-logs
    6. Global variables
    7. Sources folder
    8. Organizing project into modules
    9. Importing modules
    10. Using the event-driven asynchronous callbacks
    11. Creating server side reports
    12. mySCADA specific functions
    13. Debugging
    14. Script status (on myBOX devices only)
    15. 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. 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. Memory types
    2. S7 data types
    3. S7 1200/1500 notes
    4. Protection
    5. LOGO! 0BA7/0BA8 configuration
    6. S7-200 (via CP243-1) configuration
  41. OPC UA driver
    1. Connection configuration
    2. Tag name syntax
  42. MELSEC-Q driver
    1. Tag name syntax
    2. Connection settings
  43. SigFox driver
    1. Datatype
    2. Reverse order
  44. Databases driver
    1. Reading values from SQL database
    2. Examples
    3. Writing values to SQL database
    4. Using SQL connectivity in Server Side Scripts
  45. Download/Upload from/to device
    1. Download to device
    2. Upload from device
  46. Recipes
  47. Running hours
  48. Timeline
  49. mySCADA TIA portal connector

35.1.Graphical guides #

For the all common tasks we have a prepared a simple to use graphical guides which will generate a code skeleton for you. Graphical guides are located at the top toolbar of the edited script:

View Script Version

35.1.1

 

Server Side Scripts Version

35.1.2

 

Now we will walk you to using each graphical guide.

Creating Timer

To create a timer, click on a Timer Icon in the toolbar.

35.1.3

New dialog will appear:

35.1.4

 

Select an time period and tick repeat if you want to trigger the timer periodically. Once you press OK, myDESIGNER will automatically create a code for you and insert it into the edited script.

35.1.5

 

Creating Scheduled Event (Server Side Scripts Only)

To create a scheduled event, you can use the CRON tool. To activate it, please press the Schedule Icon:

35.1.6

New Dialog will appear:

35.1.7

 

Now select the dates and times, when you want your code to be run and press OK button. myDESIGNER will automatically create a code for you and insert it into the edited script.

35.1.8

 

Export to CSV and Microsoft Power BI

You can make periodic export of data-log data into CSV file. This file is easily readable by Microsoft Power BI. To do so, please click on the button Export.

35.1.9

For detail description, please see section Simple Periodic Export to CSV and Microsoft Power BI in this manual.

Read Historical data from data-logs

You can easily read and process historical data from data-logs. To do so, click on the Data-log Icon

35.1.10

New Dialog will be opened:

35.1.11

 

In the provided dialog, please start by selecting a data-log from which you want to read data. Then select an items you want to process, or leave all selected. Other options follow:

Limit by time: first you can limit the data by provided time. Time is specified in UTC format in seconds since 1.1.1970. You can enter a value or provide a variable where the value is stored.

Filter: if the data-log contains a keyed value, you can limit results shown in your project by specifying a filter value. Again this can be a hard value or variable.

Limit records to: please provide limits for the number of records loaded. You can also specify if the limit is taken from the beginning eg. “from start” or from end.

Loop over results: if this option is checked, you will have an option to loop over the retrieved records and process them in your script.

Export to CSV (Server side scripts only): if you choose this option, the retrieved historical data will be exported into a CSV format and saved into a file. File  is saved under a provided name into user data folder accessible over FTP or HTTP and HTTPS.

 

35.1.12

 

press OK button. myDESIGNER will automatically create a code for you and insert it into the edited script.

 

35.1.13

 

Reading and processing Alarms

You can read and process online and historical alarms. To do so, please click on the Alarms Icon:

35.1.14

New dialog will open:

35.1.15

 

In this dialog, you can choose if to process Online or Historical alarms. We will start with Historical alarms:

Historical alarms dialog has several sections. We will explain in details each section.

Columns:

Columns allows you to select all the data retrievable from the history. Please select what columns you want to process.

Filters:

Currently, you can filter retrieved data based on time interval. Future versions will allow to extend the filter for Message, Area and Device as well.

Aggregates:

If you need historical alarms in the form they have been stored, leave aggregates to none. If you want to retrieve an aggregated data based on alarm occurrence count and overall activation time, please tick the occurrence option.

Limit records to: please provide limits for the number of records loaded. You can also specify if the limit is taken from the beginning eg. “from start” or from end.

Loop over results: if this option is checked, you will have an option to loop over the retrieved records and process them in your script.

Export to CSV (Server side scripts only): if you choose this option, the retrieved historical data will be exported into a CSV format and saved into a file. File  is saved under a provided name into user data folder accessible over FTP or HTTP and HTTPS.

 

35.1.16

 

press OK button. myDESIGNER will automatically create a code for you and insert it into the edited script.

35.1.17

 

Online Alarms can be processed as well. To do so, click on the tab Online and dialog will change accordingly:

35.1.18

 

This function will retrieve active or non-acknowledge alarms at the time script is run. You can select which columns you want to process or maximum severity level. Other options are:

Loop over results: if this option is checked, you will have an option to loop over the retrieved records and process them in your script.

Export to CSV (Server side scripts only): if you choose this option, the retrieved historical data will be exported into a CSV format and saved into a file. File  is saved under a provided name into user data folder accessible over FTP or HTTP and HTTPS.

 

35.1.19

 

press OK button. myDESIGNER will automatically create a code for you and insert it into the edited script.

 

35.1.20

 

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