I have a machine that gets queried via OPCUA at a fixed, regular rate (say 1 second).
This is done through a Gateway Event of my project.
Every now and then (say 10 minutes) the the machine returns new data (it's a 'slow' process).
When new data data are available, they get saved on the database by the gateway event script.
And here is the problem: after saving the data I want that the perspective session (or sessions) of the project get updated to show the new data.
I don't want to query continuously the database. Infact, if I want the refresh to be prompt, the query rate should be hi (say 1 second) but since there are no new events but every 10 minutes, doing so I would put an high pressure on the database for little result, that is inefficient and potentially problematic for the other applications running on the same database.
Usually, the solution to this kind of problem is to have some type of message to be sent from the source (Gateway Script) to the application that needs to know that there are updates (perspective sessions).
So, the first question is: does Ignition offer specific support for this scenario? If not, is there a best practice that states how to cope with this problem?
My self-thought solution involves using a memory tag as a signal method, this would be set by the gateway script and queried in someway by perspective sessions; but I would like to hear from you regarding my previous question.