I am working on a new screen to enable our users to edit alerts attributes in alert tags. I downloaded the extra “IA_Example_SQLTagsAlarmStateEdit” and installed it into my project. It appears that this extra was originally designed for FactoryPMI, something I’ve never used before.
My question is - is it possible to expose the table, “ALERTSTATE” or at least certain fields of it (I realize that exposing an internal table like this from Ignition’s internals carries certain risks with it) for use in components/screens designs?
Failing that, is it possible to have the ALERTSTATE table contents move to my external (MSSQL) database? Other than setting history on the Alerts tags (something I’d rather avoid if possible) I don’t see how to write tags straight out to the external Database.