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TN DR106 Setting up a basic Dream Report using the wizard




This article from InSource shows the fundamentals of setting up a Dream Report using the built in wizard. 

  • Author: Lewis Talley
  • Published:12/19/2017
  • Applies to: Dream Report (Various)


Launch the dream report design studio and select the option to run the project wizard:

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Begin by following the steps of the project creation wizard (note not all steps are required)

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Give the project a name and path:

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Configure the appropriate driver for the project you will be building a report against.  In this case I am using the Wonderware Historian. Click add once the test connection has succeeded.  


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Depending on your project requirements, the "data archiving" and "batch definition" may or may not be required.  In my case, I am building a simple report and the data is already collected in the Wonderware Historian so I will skip those 2 steps and go right to the report as shown:

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Next we will go through the options for the report:

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select a schedule for when the report will be generated (if required):

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Dream Report can also generate a report based on a trigger that can be defined (like a tag change in the HMI for instance).

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Next you can select your report distribution options:

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Now we can select a time span for the report to be executed against:

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Next specify the page design options if required.  You can also browse from the pre-built page templates to make your report look visually appealing:

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next we will add the tags..

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Now we can select which visual elements we want in the report (you can always add more or change this later as well):

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Click next to finish the wizard and launch into the design studio.  You can run your report by selecting the run project quick launch option:

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