Customized forms speed data entry
Custom designed forms can be created within Visual Basic or C++ to tailor the look and functionality of the data entry screen for a specific task. This gives the user an intuitive interface when entering data to the PI archive. Custom designed forms benefit from all the standard PI-ML features such as data validation and security.
HHT Software Features:
How It Is Used: Manual Data Input Using a PC
A PC can be used as a data entry terminal for data collection from lab and plant log sheets. All data entered into PI-ML can be reviewed and approved by a supervisor before committing the data to the PI archive. Users may also input data from a properly formatted text file. This facilitates data conversion from other programs (such as databases or statistical packages) into native PI format. PI-ML also features an interface for data transfer from certain laboratory systems. Once transferred into PI-ML, the data can be validated and then sent to the PI database after verification.
Routine use of PI-ML and HHTs
PI-ML supports data entry via a hand held terminal (HHT). Each HHT can support several Tours. Usually a Tour represents a group of Tags that are read within one process area.. Values for Tags in a Tour can then be collected using the HHT. The data are time-stamped using the HHT clock. After completing data collection for a Tour, operators download the data from the HHT to a PC and PI-ML uploads the values into PI.
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