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TN IT274 Creating A Generic Timestamp Display In InTouch

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Description

This article from InSource Solutions shows you how to make a generic timestamp display in InTouch.

  • Author: Daniel London
  • Published: 05/31/2017
  • Applies to: InTouch

Details

This article walks you through how to create a generic timestamp display in Wonderware InTouch. This can be used to show an operator when a process was last executed by including this display as part of an executed script.

  1. Create a memory message tag to display the date/time string. The example tag I used is TimeStampStringTag.

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  1. Create a window with a button to execute the script and a label to display the timestamp string.

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  1. Right click the button and go to Animation Links. We are going to select the Touch Pushbuttons/Action animation.

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  1. Enter the following script (we are using the memory message tag we created in step one).

TimeStampStringTag = $TimeString + " " + $DateString;

$TimeString and $DateString are two system string tags that display the time and date.

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  1. Right click the label and go to Animation Links. Select the Value Display/String.

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  1. Assign the value display to the memory message tag that was created in step 1.

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  1. Save changes and open the window in WindowViewer. Click the button and the timestamp string will be displayed in the label. It will update each time the button is clicked.


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