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About This Guide
Introduction to iFIX
iFIX Components
Using iFIX with Other Proficy Applications
Enabling Technologies
• OLE for Process Control (OPC)
OLE for Process Control (OPC)
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
ActiveX
System Architecture
Understanding the iFIX Nodes
Nodes in iFIX
Universal Data Access
OLE, OPC, and ActiveX Support
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Support
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Support
I/O Drivers
Data Flow
Process Database
Scan, Alarm, and Control Program
Time-Based Processing
Exception-Based Processing
Failover
Alarming
Types of Alarms and Messages
Alarm Routing
Operator and Application Message Routing
Security
Security Areas
Security Application
System Functions
Basic Functions
HMI and SCADA Functions
Monitoring
Supervisory Control
Control
Reporting Functions
Data Archiving
Reports
Open Architecture Functions
Command Line Parameters for Starting the iFIX WorkSpace
Shut Down the iFIX WorkSpace with a VBA Script
Understanding the System Tree
Understanding the Work Area
Using the Virtual Keyboard
Using the System Tree
Understanding System Tree Paths
Showing and Hiding the System Tree
Navigating the System Tree
Opening and Closing Folders
Right-Clicking the System Tree
Dragging and Dropping Files
Starting Applications from the System Tree
Understanding WorkSpace Environments
Displaying the WorkSpace Full-Screen
Enabling Environment Protection
Disabling Error Dialog Boxes
Disabling Proficy Historian Errors in the WorkSpace
Working with Documents
Opening Documents
Deleting and Renaming Documents
Understanding Toolbars
Showing and Hiding Toolbars
Understanding Toolbar Owners
Customizing Toolbars
Creating Toolbars
Creating Buttons
Sharing Toolbars and Toolbar Buttons
Using Experts and the Task Wizard
Setting User Preferences
Understanding Picture, Shape, Drawing, and Chart Preferences
Saving Back-up Files
Configuring Run-time Preferences
Changing the Start-up Environment
Animation Error Preferences
Displaying the Visual Basic Editor
Managing iFIX Nodes
• Configuring the Local Computer
Configuring the Local Computer
Sharing Files
Configuring the Picture Path
Finding and Replacing Data
Using Wildcards
Finding and Replacing Data in Scripts
Using Find and Replace with User Globals
Backing up and Restoring Files
Overview of the Backup Process
Overview of the Restore Process
Using the Command Line Options
Using and Creating Factory Default Files
Sample BackupRestore.ini
Using the iFIX Information System
Using Electronic Books
Accessing Information in Electronic Books
Electronic Book Buttons
Using the Table of Contents
Searching Electronic Books
Refining Your Search
Determining Your Location within the Electronic Books
Printing Electronic Books
Displaying or Hiding the Left Frame
Copying and Pasting Text from an Electronic Book to Another Application
Using the Favorites Tab
Using Online Help
Accessing Information in Online Help
Searching Online Help
Help Options Menu
Annotating Online Help Topics
Copying and Pasting Text from Online Help to Another Application
Printing Online Help Topics
Bookmark Menu
Using the iFIX Sample System
Before You Begin
User Accounts that Start the Sample System
Running the Sample System with iFIX
Using the Sample System with a Terminal Server
Using the Sample System with Picture Caching
Starting the Sample System
Accessing Other Desktop Applications
Using the Sample System Help
Getting Help for an Object or Picture
Displaying ToolTips
Clicking the Help File Button from a Picture
Working with the Sample System Demos
Understanding the Alarm Summary, Trending Chart, and Reporting Screens
Using Configure and Run Modes
Navigating through the Demos
Quick Tour of the Discrete Manufacturing Demo
The Annealing Process
Manufacturing Step Indicator
Alarm Summary Object
Quick Tour of the Water & Wastewater Demo
Exploring Tag Groups and Pop-up Pictures
Quick Tour of the Chemical Demo
Exploring Picture Layers
Exploring ToolTips
Exploring VisiconX
Quick Tour of the Pharmaceutical Demo
Signing When Starting and Stopping the Mixer
Signing When Using an Expert
Signing When Acknowledging Alarms
Viewing the Audit Trail from a Relational Database
Exploring Trending
Exploring Alarms and Alarm Counters
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Understanding iFIX

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