TechTip: Building Functionality into InTouch via XML Import

Beginning with InTouch 10.0, you have the ability to automate certain tasks to speed the creation of an application or to automate certain maintenance functions. You perform these actions by creating a properly formatted XML file and importing it via the InTouch XML Importer. The XML Importer can allow you to do such actions as

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TechTip: Using FSGateway to Create a .csv Dump of PLC Tags

Wonderware FactorySuite (FS) Gateway is a software application that allows you to connect to other programs via OPC, DDE, Suitelink, or directly to an InTouch Application. It is installed and managed through the DA Server Manager inside of the System Management Console (SMC) like any other typical DA Server. The most common use of FS

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TechTip: Using Windows Task Scheduler to monitor if WindowViewer is Running

Recently we had a customer pose the question “How can I keep users from shutting down InTouch?” The simple answer is to use the security settings in InTouch to completely lock down the PC. Unfortunately, in this case the PC was used for other applications as well so in some rare cases a user would

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TechTip: Optimizing ArchestrA Graphics

Wonderware ArchestrA graphics allow developers to create vivid, powerful visualization tools that can be embedded into InTouch applications. However, the new vector based graphic tools can be more taxing on runtime memory than standard InTouch graphics, and in some cases can take longer to bind to the tag/object attributes set to be displayed. The following

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TechTip: Using Terminal Services on an iDevice to view InTouch windows.

Terminal Services, also known as Remote Desktop Services, allows a user to have full, secure access to applications and data on a remote computer over a network. This network includes the iPhone, iPad, or iPod wireless connection or the iPhone and iPad data (3G or Edge) network. Using this type of connection a user can

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TechTip: Upgrading from InTouch 7.X to InTouch 8.0/9.X/10.X

This article presents some notes of consideration when migrating from a Wonderware FactorySuite 2000 InTouch 7.X application to an FS ArchestrA InTouch 8.0/9.X/10.X application. See options below for more… To review this TechTip online now, click the  icon located at top right in the PDF snapshot viewer below: PDF Snapshot Viewer:

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TechTip: WindowMaker and WindowViewer GUI Do Not Start

Occasionally, pre-installed third-party software interferes with the startup of WindowMaker and WindowViewer. An InTouch application can be selected in the InTouch Application Manager, however, nothing happens after initiating WindowMaker or WindowViewer from either the Application Manager or starting WindowMaker and WindowViewer from their respective executables. See options below for more… To review this TechTip online

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TechTip: Calculating Basic Statistics in Wonderware InTouch

This Tech Tip describes how to calculate statistics on tags in Wonderware InTouch, assuming those tags are being historized in InSQL Historian 9.0. The statistic functions provided in this application are Min, Max, Avg and StDev. For the Min, Max and Avg calculations, the queries take advantage of the advanced retrieval modes provided by Historian

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TechTip: On-screen Keyboard Options in InTouch 9.5/10.0

This TechTip details the on-screen (pop-up) keyboard options available beginning with the release of InTouch 9.5. On-screen keyboards are generally used in applications where no keyboard or mouse will be available for an operator e.g. TouchScreen Displays and Panel PCs. See options below for more… To review this TechTip online now, click the  icon located at

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TechTip: Getting Microsoft Excel Data remotely to an InTouch Application

Windows XP and newer Microsoft operating systems no longer support the NETDDE protocol. Hence, InTouch is no longer able to connect directly to Excel running on a remote PC using the NETDDE protocol. This Wonderware NorthEast TechTip details a procedure for using Wonderware’s FSGateway for getting Microsoft Excel data remotely to an InTouch Application. See

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