Product Summary of XLReporter with Rockwell Software

Product Summary of XLReporter with Rockwell Software
SyTech Solutions
Product Summary of XLReporter
with Rockwell Software®
SyTech, Inc.
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Contents
Summary .................................................................................................................................. 3
SYTECH is “THE REPORT COMPANY” ................................................................................. 3
Product Overview .................................................................................................................... 4
XLREPORTER EDITIONS ...................................................................................................... 4
DATA INTERFACES ............................................................................................................... 6
ARCHITECTURES................................................................................................................ 10
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Summary
SY T E CH I S “ T H E R E P O R T CO M P AN Y ”
SyTech “TheReportCompany”, Inc. is a leading provider of automated reporting and data
analysis software for production and management. Our award-winning software is endorsed by
major international manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies throughout the world.
XLReporter is designed with the powerful features and functionality of Microsoft Excel. The
product provides The Complete Reporting Solution to suit the needs of manufacturing and
industry and is designed to be readily usable by both production and management.
XLReporter’s creative design was awarded the coveted
Control Engineering Editor’s Choice Award
Creating Excel reports with the XLReporter Professional consists of four steps: Design,
Report, Manage and Distribute.
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Design. Design a report template in Excel and specify the source of the data, e.g., real time,
historical, analytic and database. If the template is to be used on-demand, then an
interactive form is also designed.
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Report. Defines a schedule to generate reports from the template periodically (e.g., every
day), triggered on an event (e.g., the end of a batch) or initiated from custom scripts. On
demand reports can be generated from the interactive form, locally or across the network.
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Manage. Apply analysis and data management to turn the raw data into meaningful report
information.
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Distribute. Determine the format of the final report and the people who will receive it.
Completed reports are stored in XLS, PDF or HTML format and may be sent automatically
to printers, email, file servers and web servers.
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Product Overview
XLREPORTER EDI TI ONS
XLReporter is provided in four editions Standard, Suite, Professional and Team.
Standard
Suite
Pro
Team
Template design entirely in Microsoft Excel
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Unlimited templates
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Use government and regulatory templates
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Dynamic range support for all Excel features
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Data visualization beyond Excel
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Manage database tables and columns
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Export to database, CSV and XML
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Mobile and Web Reporting
Automatic reporting on periodic and event triggers
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Automatic output to Excel files, printers and servers
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Report from real time servers e.g., OPC
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Report from text files (CSV)
DB option
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Report from interactive forms database
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Report from relational databases e.g., SQL Server
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Report from analytic database
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HDA option
HDA option
HDA option
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Report from historians e.g., OPC-HDA
Standard 30 day product support
One year of product support and major upgrades
Engineering Solution Support
Interactive reports from the local workstation
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Interactive forms from the local workstation
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Analytic calculations from real time servers
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Report from analytic server
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Secure Excel file viewer
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Secure PDF file viewer
Automatic web site management
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Automatic upload/download to FTP Server
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Automatic file management e.g., copy, delete, zip
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Automatic output to encrypted PDF (built-in driver)
PDF option
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Automatic email and text messaging
MAI option
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Interactive reports from any networked workstation
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Interactive forms from any networked workstation
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Interactive off-line forms from Windows tablets
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User security management
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Client reporting
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Client viewing
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Client report sharing
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Thin Client Install
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No client Excel license required
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D AT A INTERF ACES
XLReporter provides a number of interfaces to the Rockwell Automation software products. A
report can contain information from one or more of the interfaces.
Real Time Interface
The real time interface uses OPC and is compatible with RSLinx® Classic, FactoryTalk® View
SE (via FactoryTalk Gateway) and the RSView32® HMI systems. It is available from any
workstation that has any of the above installed. Remote access is also supported. The interface
provides:
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Tag browsing for real time tags available in the local or any networked workstation. This
greatly simplifies the design of a report template in the Designer.
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Access to current values from any local or networked workstation. In the context of
reporting, current values can be reported as a “snapshot” or added incrementally to the
report, e.g., every hour over a day.
Historical Interface
The historical log interface is compatible with the RSView and FactoryTalk View SE (ODBC)
Data Log Models and is available from any workstation that has access to the historical archive.
The interface provides:
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A history group builder designed with custom features to shorten development time and
increase productivity.
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Group builder configurations can contain variables to make them fully automated from the
Scheduler e.g., a time frame of “last 24 hours” would automatically generate a daily report.
Group builder configurations can also contain cell references as input, allowing the user to
generate ad-hoc reports by simply changing cell content.
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Tag browsing for the historical tags configured in the local or any networked workstation.
This greatly simplifies the design of a report template in the Designer.
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Access to historical values from any local or networked workstation.
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Many standard calculations, including maximums, minimums, averages and much more.
FactoryTalk Historian SE Interface
The interface is compatible with all versions of FactoryTalk Historian SE and is available from
any workstation on the network. The interface is designed for fast and reliable data access
using the FactoryTalk Historian SE OPC-HDA server. The interface provides:
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A history group builder designed with custom features to shorten development time and
increase productivity.
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Group builder configurations can contain variables to make them fully automated from the
Scheduler e.g., a time frame of “last 24 hours” would automatically generate a daily report.
Group builder configurations can also contain cell references as input, allowing the user to
generate ad-hoc reports by simply changing cell content.
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Tag browsing for Historian tags residing in the local or any networked Historian. This greatly
simplifies the design of a report template in the Designer.
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Access to data from multiple Historians with a single XLReporter license.
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Access to many calculations from the Historian including interpolated samples, maximums,
minimums, averages, and much more.
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Access to raw data from the Historian over a given time frame or by record count.
PanelView Plus (DataStore Plus) Interface
The interface is compatible with all PanelView Plus version 6 and above using the DataStore
Plus ActiveX control. The interface is designed for fast and reliable data access using the text
files produces from the DataStore Plus control. The interface provides:
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A file management application, File Cabinet, which can connect to the PanelView Plus
through either a network connection or via FTP to automatically archive text files and
present them as a single entity. This allows reports to span over multiple text files.
In addition, a tag file list is automatically generated from these files which is presented to the
user when they browse for tags.
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A history group builder designed with custom features to shorten development time and
increase productivity.
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Group builder configurations can contain variables to make them fully automated from the
Scheduler e.g., a time frame of “last 24 hours” would automatically generate a daily report.
Group builder configurations can also contain cell references as input, allowing the user to
generate ad-hoc reports by simply changing cell content.
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Tag browsing for tags using the tag file list generated by the File Cabinet. This greatly
simplifies the design of a report template in the Designer.
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Access to data from multiple PanelView devices with a single XLReporter license.
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Access to many calculations including interpolated samples, maximums, minimums,
averages, and much more.
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Access to raw data over a given time frame or by record count.
Analytic Interface
The XLReporter analytic engine creates analytics from real time data and makes them
available for reports. By selecting a tag from the real time server and setting a time frame, an
array of statistics and other valuable information is provided calculated.
Database Interface
The database interface makes XLReporter compatible with any relational database and is
available from any workstation that has access to the database. A powerful SQL (structured
query language) builder creates SQL statements without needing to know SQL programming.
Activities/Alarms Interface
Compatible with the RSView and FactoryTalk View SE alarms and activities, it is available from
any workstation that has access to the historical archive. The interface provides:
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A group builder designed with custom features to shorten development time and increase
productivity.
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Various filtering and sorting options to retrieve the essential information.
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Access to activities or alarms from any local or networked workstation.
FactoryTalk Alarms and Events
Compatible with FactoryTalk Alarms and Events logged historically to Microsoft SQL Server (or
SQL Server Express), it is available from any workstation that has access to the SQL Server.
The interface provides:
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A group builder designed with custom features to shorten development time and increase
productivity.
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Various filtering and sorting options to retrieve the essential information.
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Access to alarms and events from any local or networked workstation.
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ARCHI TECTURES
The following illustrates typical architectures:
RSLinx Classic with Local XLReporter
Real time data available to XLReporter.
Data Station
 XLReporter
 RSLinx
RSLinx Classic with Remote XLReporter
Real time data available to XLReporter.
Data Station
 RSLinx Gateway
Workstation
 XLReporter
 OPC components
RSView32 with Local XLReporter
Real time data, historical data, alarm and event logs available to XLReporter.
Data Station
 XLReporter
 RSLinx Classic
 RSView32
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RSView32 with Remote XLReporter
Real time data, historical data, alarm and event logs available to XLReporter across the
newtork.
Data Station
 RSView32
 RSLinx Classic
Workstation
 XLReporter
 OPC components
RSLinx Classic, FactoryTalk Historian SE with Local XLReporter
Real time and historical data available to XLReporter.
Data Station
 XLReporter
 RSLinx Classic
 FactoryTalk Historian
RSLinx Classic with Local XLReporter, Remote FactoryTalk Historian SE
Real time and historical data available to XLReporter across the network.
Data Station
 XLReporter
 RSLinx Classic
Data Station
 FactoryTalk Historian
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RSLinx Classic, Remote FactoryTalk Historian SE with Remote XLReporter
Real time and historical data available to XLReporter.
Data Station
 RSLinx Classic
Data Station
 FactoryTalk Historian
Workstation
 XLReporter
 OPC components
RSLinx Classic, Remote FactoryTalk Historian SE with XLReporter Team Stations
Historical data available to all XLReporter Team Stations.
Team Stations
 XLReporter components
Data Station
 RSLinx Classic
Data Station
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 FactoryTalk Historian
RSLinx, RSView, FactoryTalk are registered trademarks and RSSql is a trademark of Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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