TN IT274 Creating A Generic Timestamp Display In InTouch
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
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.
- Create a memory message tag to display the date/time string. The example tag I used is TimeStampStringTag.
- Create a window with a button to execute the script and a label to display the timestamp string.
- Right click the button and go to Animation Links. We are going to select the Touch Pushbuttons/Action animation.
- 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.
- Right click the label and go to Animation Links. Select the Value Display/String.
- Assign the value display to the memory message tag that was created in step 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.