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TN HistClient105 Update server name on multiple Historian Client trends

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This article outlines how to change the embedded Historian server name in saved Historian Client trend files (*.aaTrend) all at once in batch style. 


  • Guest Authors: Steve Fields and John Covert 
  • Company: Georgia Pacific Wood Products, LLC
  • Published: 5/11/2015
  • Applies to: Historian Client





Click on StartAll Programs

  1. Scroll down to Wonderware folder and open menu folder
  2. Then open Historian Client menu folder
  3. Scroll down within this folder to Trend icon and click to open


  1. Click on Tools
  2. Click on Servers…




  1. Add new Historian server
    1. Type new Historian server name in Server: box (PCAR107WWDH02)
    2. Click on Add





  1. Click on old server name (PCAR107WWDH01)
  2. Type in Password: box, 1234
  3. Click on Update
  4. Click on Close







  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Go to your location where you store your “Trends”
  3. Highlight no more than 10 of your trends
  4. Right mouse click on the highlighted area of your selection
  5. Select Open


  1. An error message will appear, select Yes.
  2. This message comes up for each file you had highlighted





  1. Type new server in Server: box (PCAR107WWDH02)
  2. Type in Password: box (wwUser)
  3. Select Update
  4. Select Close




  1. Trend linked to new Historian server is displayed
  2. Click on File
  3. Click on Save As…
  4. Fill in name of updated trend
  5. Select location to store file
  6. Click Save