Using the CSV_Include Project > Creating a New Project > Creating a Trends Group

Creating a Trends Group

The CSV_Include project allows you to use "trend groups" to display a specific set of trend tags. A trend group includes a set of up to eight variable tags that can be automatically loaded into a trend display without having to select each tag individually.

Trend groups are configured by clicking the appropriate link on the Citect Configuration panel to the left of the Admin Tools page. The functionality can also be added to a custom menu for easier access.

To configure a trend group:

  1. Click Tools.
  2. Select Configure a Trend Group from the Citect Configuration panel. The Configure Trend Groups dialog appears.
  3. In the Description text box, type the name you want to use to identify the group.
  4. In the Trend Pen text boxes, select the eight variable tags you want the group to trend. Click the button on the right of each field to view the available tags within the CitectSCADA runtime project.
  5. In the Area text box, type the areas defined in the CitectSCADA project you want to use to define the group.
  6. Click Add.

The information to the right of the dialog indicates how many trend groups are configured and where you are currently positioned in this list. You can scroll through the list of configured groups by using the up and down arrows.

To change a group, locate it in the list of groups or browse to it using the selection button to the right of the Description text box, make the necessary changes, then click Replace.

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