Hello, I’m really new to Ignition. I am not sure which direction to begin with Ignition. I have a database configured, and connections from PLCs. My project is to create “Charge Reports” for a process. I need to capture graphs to show duration and quantity of vacuum, pressure, temperature, effluent removed, and oil used. This data then needs to be saved for up to 30 years, and must be able to be recalled or the report recreated. I am not sure of Ignitions capabilities, so I am asking the community.
I don’t want to fill the database with unnecessary continuous data, but I do need to save data when a treating process begins.
Operators may need to begin a report on one shift, and it ends on another operators shift.
Operators will need to input some data: Species, Retort used, Work Tank used, Customer ID, possibly an option for a “Comments” section.
Some method to save incomplete/faulty reports, and some way to edit the operators input if needed.
I’m sure there will be more conditions, but this is all I’ve got for now.
Any suggestions or directions to begin? My initial plan was to make data input forms in Ignition, and then use the form to generate a report, but maybe reports can do it all?