How-to Guides

How to integrate barcode scanning in your Perspective project
Tech Note
9 minutes

How to integrate barcode scanning in your Perspective project

This guide contains all the information required to integrate barcode scanning into any Ignition Perspective project.

Seamless Integration between Ignition and Canary
Tech Note
10 minutes

Seamless Integration between Ignition and Canary

This guide contains all the information required to integrate the Ignition SCADA system with the Canary Historian.

Providing DCOM Permissions on the OPC DA server for Canary
Tech Note
11 minutes

Providing DCOM Permissions on the OPC DA server for Canary

This guide contains all the information required to providing DCOM Permissions on the OPC DA server for Canary.

Setting up SSL communication on Flow
Tech Note
9 minutes

Setting up SSL communication on Flow

Throughout this guide, we provide instructions on how to configure encrypted communication between Flow components as well as devices that access the Flow Server.

Filtering out bad data in event attribute enumerations
Tech Note
3 minutes

Filtering out bad data in event attribute enumerations

Enumerations allow Flow to translate an event attribute from a numeric value to a human-readable string value. It does this by looking up a tag value against a lookup value called enumeration ordinal, associated with a string value. On a successful match, the event attribute value replaced with the String. An enumeration ordinal can only be of type integer, which implies that the source tag cannot be a floating-point number.

Migrating a Flow Instance
Tech Note
3 minutes

Migrating a Flow Instance

This technote walks through Backing up and Restoring a Flow instance. It covers both Flow-only migrations as well as Flow and Flow Instance migration. An assumption is that the required prerequisites have been installed on the new server/s.

Ignition Perspective Piping
Tech Note
9 minutes

Ignition Perspective Piping

In this Technical Note, you will find information about the new pipe drawing tool in Perspective.

How to Store Ignition Historian Data in Canary
Tech Note
12 minutes

How to Store Ignition Historian Data in Canary

We will show you in this guide how to Store Ignition Historian Data in Canary.

How to merge datasets on Canary Views
Tech Note
11 minutes

How to merge datasets on Canary Views

In this guide we will show you how to merge datasets on Canary Views

Sending Ignition notifications to Microsoft Teams
Tech Note
14 minutes

Sending Ignition notifications to Microsoft Teams

In this guide we will show how to send Ignition notifications to Microsoft Teams.

Sending Ignition notifications to Telegram
Tech Note
14 minutes

Sending Ignition notifications to Telegram

Learn how to send Ignition notifications to Telegram in this guide.

Importing tag data in CSV format into Canary
Tech Note
7 minutes

Importing tag data in CSV format into Canary

Learn how to import tag data in CSV format into Canary.

Licensing the Canary System
Tech Note
5 minutes

Licensing the Canary System

This Technical Note contains all the information required to license your Canary System through the Canary Admin application.

Connecting to an OPC UA/DA server in Canary
Tech Note
13 minutes

Connecting to an OPC UA/DA server in Canary

This Technical Note contains all the information required to set up a connection between Canary and an OPC UA or OPC DA server.

Canary Data Trends in WinCC
Tech Note
10 minutes

Canary Data Trends in WinCC

This Technical Note contains all the information required to visualize data trends from a Canary Historian in Siemens WinCC.

How-To: Flow KPI Projection
How-to guide
52 minutes

How-To: Flow KPI Projection

A bit of a cliché, “You don’t know where you are heading if you don’t know where you have been”. In this video you will understand how Flow uses Historical data to calculate a production run rate. Then project the results to the end of the week and help your team “see” where they are heading.

How-To: Additional data logging in Canary
How-to guide
45 minutes

How-To: Additional data logging in Canary

Utilise OPC UA, OPC DA, and MQTT as protocols to start logging your historical data.

How-To: The Power of Perspective: How to utilise breakpoints for responsive UI design
How-to guide
42 minutes

How-To: The Power of Perspective: How to utilise breakpoints for responsive UI design

Make sure your application functions and deliver the correct display layouts that will cater for any device and resolution.

How-To: How Flow connects to different Web API Sources
How-to guide
60 minutes

How-To: How Flow connects to different Web API Sources

One of the key components of Flow is to create a platform where silo’s of information can be connected to provide context to one another. Understand how you can get data from a web API into Flow in conjunction to typical process related data.

How-To: Get legacy historical data into your Canary Historian
How-to guide
40 minutes

How-To: Get legacy historical data into your Canary Historian

Utilise the power of the Canary web API to build your own collectors into the Canary Historian.

How-To: The Power of Perspective: How to integrate barcode scanning in your Perspective project
How-to guide
45 minutes

How-To: The Power of Perspective: How to integrate barcode scanning in your Perspective project

Learn how to make use of the multitude of peripherals your mobile device can offer. And really enhance your application, leveraging the camera, GPS, Accelerometer and more.

How-To: Aggregation Methods in Flow
How-to guide
58 minutes

How-To: Aggregation Methods in Flow

Understand the standard aggregation methods that Flow provides. Learn the importance of a boundary value, and custom aggregation methods.

How-To: Create seamless integration between Ignition SCADA and Canary Historian
How-to guide
49 minutes

How-To: Create seamless integration between Ignition SCADA and Canary Historian

In this session, you will learn how to historise all relevant process parameters in the Canary Time Series historian by a click of a button.

How-To: Create assets from your current PLC Standards in Ignition
How-to guide
58 minutes

How-To: Create assets from your current PLC Standards in Ignition

Learn how to connect to a PLC, browse your device standards, and create a UDT in Ignition. Use the power of parameters to mass instantiate your devices. And understand the different ways to mass generate devices.