Connecting to New Database

Do I need to create a database first and then just connect to it from Ignition?

I can create a SQL database with all the tables that I need and do the relationship between the table.

All I am looking for is to store the tag values into several different tables so that I can generate various type of reports from that information. (Example: Trends, graphs, line charts, chart totals for daily, monthly or let the end user submit sql query’s)


The docs on configuring tag history give you all the steps. You don’t need to create the tables, since Ignition will do that for you – just create the database itself and connect Ignition to it.

Thank you - That gets me started.