Step Configure Historian for Trending

Before configuring an Historian Line, configure IHistorian:

  1. Make sure all required software has been installed on the Historian Server node.

  2. Configure a data collector to run on the Historian Collector Client node if one has not already been configured. Historian has many options for collecting data of various kinds, including CIMPLICITY live point data.

Note: To collect CIMPLICITY point data, projects must be configured for data collection .

  1. Run Historian Administrator on the Historian server. The data collectors currently defined, and their respective status, will appear listed on the Main screen.

If you have configured CIMPLICITY projects with the Historian Collector option:

The collector for those projects will be listed as the project name, with a suffix of "_CIM" appended. For example, the collector for a project named MyProject will appear as MyProject_CIM. CIMPLICTY points will appear in the browse dialog for the collector associated with the project. See CIMPLICITY Data Collector section in the Historian Electronic Books for information about configuring Historian to collect CIMPLICITY data.

  1. Configure the collector and add tags. See the Historian Electronic Books for details.

  2. (Optional) You can also configure the Historian Collector to write its output status (collection rate, status, and heartbeat) to CIMPLICITY points.

Important: These points must be pre-configured, in the project you are collecting from, as the appropriate data types. See "Configuration of CIMPLICTY Data Collector-specific Fields" in the Historian Electronic Books for specifications regarding these points and the interpretation of their values.

Result: You can now configure an Historian Line for added tags in a Trending control on a CimView screen.

More information

About Historian Tag Data Types.

Option 3. Compression for Historian Lines.

Configure an Historian Line