For programmers looking to make outside real-time data available to Ignition, SQLTags provide a great extension point. Since the tags are stored in an open format in the database, developers can model their data as SQLTags and then take advantage of everything they offer in Ignition- drag and drop UI config, status overlays, etc.
We’ve created a basic whitepaper that outlines the fundamentals of how to create your own “SQLTags Driver”. The goal of the paper is to get developers up and running, driving simple tags with their own data.
The paper is available here: SQLTags Custom Driver Guide
Attention: This paper is directed towards developers looking to extend Ignition. Normal users, even those utilizing advanced features and scripting, are not the intended audience.