OSIsoft: Example tour run showing tag entry preformat and comments as annotations. v2.2

Uploaded by OSIsoftLearning on 02.06.2011


I would like to show you
one more Tour Run, or one more
collection of the same data. If we go
to Enter Manual Data,
Experiment 190,
we can do a New Tour Run, and this one is going to
be the 8:53 Tour Run. We
click OK, and now,
for the first tag, I am going to enter the number of
96. And what this is going to do
is when -- let me enter a
comment, also --
when I enter
that number and navigate to the next one,
I can see now that because of my
Conditional Data
Entry, I can go ahead
and enter data now for the second tag,
because the value
that I entered for the first tag, which is 96,
is higher than the 50 that I
specified. Now. I can enter data for the
second tag. If you remember, there was
a Conditional Preformatting here
for the data. If I want to enter
the value of 50.00,
all I have to do is enter
50 00 and my Conditional
Formatting will take care of the decimal places.
And that's how it's
done. I can see now the 50.00
because I had defined a
Pre-conditional Formatting of two digits and two
decimal places. I can also
enter a value
and I can
move on to the next one. Additionally,
because the value of my first
tag was 96, I can see
also that all of the tags in Unit2 now
are available for data collection,
available or due for data collection. So,
I will go ahead and enter values for those also.
My next tag, I am going
to enter 50.
Next one I will enter
the same value.
And, I want to
keep moving to show
you the results.

Let me finish all of these numbers
There is one more. And I
can go ahead and Save my
Tour Run and Exit.
In addition to show you how the
Conditional Data Collection worked,
that whenever I fulfill
my data collection requirement,
then the tags are going to be due or
available for data collection. I also wanted
to show you how the observations
or the comments that I write in the
Tour Run are documented and
saved when I use a Comment Tag
vs leaving that option blank
and using Annotations.
If we go to ProcessBook, I am
plotting here
two different tags. One is PIML-Float 10,
for which I had
selected the option of a Comment Tag.
And that Comment Tag was String1.
So you can see here in Processbook, that
the green line is the data for
PIML10, the data for which
I had selected a Comment Tag. So,
my Comment Tag is being plotted or
displayed as a different tag
at different value. And, if I want to see
what that -- what the comments are -- I need to
be able to retrieve
that tag or that data from the PI Server.
In the other case, where I --
when I do, do not use a Comment Tag,
but use Annotations to
save my comments, then
I do not need an extra tag
but rather my observations, my comments,
are shown as an Annotation. They are
saved in the same tag in
the same data, and when they are
displayed, all I have to display,
all I have to be able to retrieve from
the PI Server, is PIML
-Float11. And here, in
ProcessBook, in this graph, I can see how the Annotation
displays as, as,
as a note on top of the graph, saying that the
limit was violated. So, this is the difference
when saving comments
using a Comment Tag vs an
Annotation. The preferred way to
save or make comments is using
Annotations and not the
Comment Tag.