I would like to automate historical data collection (data logs) from 100’s of remote RTUs. These devices can send timestamped CSV/JSON files upon exception or periodically by secured FTP to designated folders on a Linux server. I want to monitor/scan these folders periodically for any new file arrival and automatically import/merge these data logs to Ignition Historian.
I found these 2 links interesting.
I am NOT sure how to automate this process?. A sample Ignition project may help a lot.
This concept of automatic data collection may later be extended for web services, analytics and AI development.