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  • 1. 1 SIMATIC HMI WinCC V6.2 Creating Page Layouts ______________ Creating Page Layouts How to Start the Page 2 ______________ Layout Editor 3 SIMATIC HMI ______________ The Page Layout Editor 4 WinCC V6.2 SP2 ______________ Working with Layouts Creating Page Layouts 5 ______________ Working with Objects 6 Printout of the Online Help ______________ Appendix Printout of the Online Help 09/2007
  • 2. Safety Guidelines This manual contains notices you have to observe in order to ensure your personal safety, as well as to prevent damage to property. The notices referring to your personal safety are highlighted in the manual by a safety alert symbol, notices referring only to property damage have no safety alert symbol. These notices shown below are graded according to the degree of danger. Danger indicates that death or severe personal injury will result if proper precautions are not taken. Warning indicates that death or severe personal injury may result if proper precautions are not taken. Caution with a safety alert symbol, indicates that minor personal injury can result if proper precautions are not taken. Caution without a safety alert symbol, indicates that property damage can result if proper precautions are not taken. Notice indicates that an unintended result or situation can occur if the corresponding information is not taken into account. If more than one degree of danger is present, the warning notice representing the highest degree of danger will be used. A notice warning of injury to persons with a safety alert symbol may also include a warning relating to property damage. Qualified Personnel The device/system may only be set up and used in conjunction with this documentation. Commissioning and operation of a device/system may only be performed by qualified personnel. Within the context of the safety notes in this documentation qualified persons are defined as persons who are authorized to commission, ground and label devices, systems and circuits in accordance with established safety practices and standards. Prescribed Usage Note the following: Warning This device may only be used for the applications described in the catalog or the technical description and only in connection with devices or components from other manufacturers which have been approved or recommended by Siemens. Correct, reliable operation of the product requires proper transport, storage, positioning and assembly as well as careful operation and maintenance. Trademarks All names identified by ® are registered trademarks of the Siemens AG. The remaining trademarks in this publication may be trademarks whose use by third parties for their own purposes could violate the rights of the owner. Disclaimer of Liability We have reviewed the contents of this publication to ensure consistency with the hardware and software described. Since variance cannot be precluded entirely, we cannot guarantee full consistency. However, the information in this publication is reviewed regularly and any necessary corrections are included in subsequent editions. Siemens AG Printout of the Online Help Copyright © Siemens AG 2007. Automation and Drives 09/2007 Technical data subject to change Postfach 48 48 90437 NÜRNBERG GERMANY
  • 3. Table of contents 1 Creating Page Layouts ........................................................................................................................... 1-1 2 How to Start the Page Layout Editor....................................................................................................... 2-1 3 The Page Layout Editor .......................................................................................................................... 3-1 3.1 The Page Layout Editor ............................................................................................................. 3-1 3.2 The Standard Toolbar ................................................................................................................ 3-3 3.3 The Object Palette ..................................................................................................................... 3-6 3.3.1 The Object Palette ..................................................................................................................... 3-6 3.3.2 Standard Objects ....................................................................................................................... 3-7 3.3.2.1 Standard Objects ....................................................................................................................... 3-7 3.3.2.2 Overview of the Static Objects................................................................................................... 3-8 3.3.2.3 Overview of the Dynamic Objects.............................................................................................. 3-9 3.3.2.4 Overview of the System Objects.............................................................................................. 3-10 3.3.3 Objects for the Runtime Documentation.................................................................................. 3-11 3.3.4 COM Server Objects................................................................................................................ 3-12 3.3.5 Objects for the Project Documentation .................................................................................... 3-13 3.4 The Style Palette...................................................................................................................... 3-14 3.5 The Alignment Palette.............................................................................................................. 3-15 3.6 The Zoom Palette .................................................................................................................... 3-17 3.7 The Color Palette ..................................................................................................................... 3-17 3.8 The Font Palette ...................................................................................................................... 3-18 3.9 The Status Bar ......................................................................................................................... 3-19 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment.................................................................................... 3-20 3.10.1 Customizing the Working Environment.................................................................................... 3-20 3.10.2 How to Create Custom Colors ................................................................................................. 3-21 3.10.3 How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes .................................................................... 3-21 3.10.4 How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes................................................................................ 3-22 3.10.5 How to Change the Standard Toolbar ..................................................................................... 3-23 3.10.6 The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor ......................................................................... 3-24 3.10.6.1 The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor ......................................................................... 3-24 3.10.6.2 How to Set the Grid.................................................................................................................. 3-25 3.10.6.3 How to Set the Options for the configuration settings.............................................................. 3-27 3.10.6.4 How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes ................................................. 3-28 4 Working with Layouts.............................................................................................................................. 4-1 4.1 Working with Layouts................................................................................................................. 4-1 4.2 Layout File Operations............................................................................................................... 4-2 4.3 How to Display the Layout Properties........................................................................................ 4-4 4.4 Changing Predefined Layouts.................................................................................................... 4-5 4.5 Working with Multiple Layouts ................................................................................................... 4-7 Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help iii
  • 4. Table of contents 5 Working with Objects .............................................................................................................................. 5-1 5.1 Working with Objects ................................................................................................................. 5-1 5.2 The coordinate system in the Report Designer.......................................................................... 5-1 5.3 The Rectangle Surrounding the Object...................................................................................... 5-3 5.4 How to Paste an Object into a Layout........................................................................................ 5-4 5.5 How to Edit Objects.................................................................................................................... 5-5 5.6 Multiple Selection of Objects...................................................................................................... 5-7 5.6.1 Multiple Selection of Objects...................................................................................................... 5-7 5.6.2 How to Select Multiple Objects .................................................................................................. 5-9 5.6.3 How to Align Multiple Objects .................................................................................................. 5-10 5.7 The Properties of an Object ..................................................................................................... 5-12 5.7.1 The Properties of an Object ..................................................................................................... 5-12 5.7.2 The Object Properties Window ................................................................................................ 5-13 5.7.2.1 The Object Properties Window ................................................................................................ 5-13 5.7.2.2 How to Access the Object Properties Window......................................................................... 5-14 5.7.2.3 The Toolbar in the Object Properties Window ......................................................................... 5-15 5.7.2.4 The Properties tab in the Object Properties window................................................................ 5-16 5.7.2.5 The Link tab in the Object Properties Window......................................................................... 5-17 5.7.3 How to Change an Attribute ..................................................................................................... 5-18 5.7.4 How to Transfer Object Properties........................................................................................... 5-20 5.7.5 How to Rename Objects .......................................................................................................... 5-21 5.7.6 The Colors Property Group ...................................................................................................... 5-22 5.7.6.1 The Colors Property Group ...................................................................................................... 5-22 5.7.6.2 Working with the Colors Property Group ................................................................................. 5-23 5.7.7 The Geometry Property Group ................................................................................................ 5-23 5.7.7.1 The Geometry Property Group ................................................................................................ 5-23 5.7.7.2 Working with the Geometry Property Group ............................................................................ 5-25 5.7.8 The Font Property Group ......................................................................................................... 5-26 5.7.8.1 The Font Property Group ......................................................................................................... 5-26 5.7.8.2 Working with the Font Property Group..................................................................................... 5-27 5.7.9 The Miscellaneous Property Group ......................................................................................... 5-28 5.7.9.1 The Miscellaneous Property Group ......................................................................................... 5-28 5.7.9.2 Working with the Miscellaneous Property Group ..................................................................... 5-29 5.7.10 The Styles Property Group....................................................................................................... 5-29 5.7.10.1 The Styles Property Group....................................................................................................... 5-29 5.7.10.2 Working with the Styles Property Group .................................................................................. 5-30 5.8 Working with Standard Objects................................................................................................ 5-31 5.8.1 Working with Standard Objects................................................................................................ 5-31 5.8.2 Working with Static Objects ..................................................................................................... 5-32 5.8.2.1 Working with Static Objects ..................................................................................................... 5-32 5.8.2.2 How to Draw a Line.................................................................................................................. 5-32 5.8.2.3 How to Draw a Polygon............................................................................................................ 5-34 5.8.2.4 How to Draw a Polyline ............................................................................................................ 5-36 5.8.2.5 How to Draw an Ellipse ............................................................................................................ 5-38 5.8.2.6 How to Draw a Circle ............................................................................................................... 5-40 5.8.2.7 How to Draw an Ellipse Segment ............................................................................................ 5-42 5.8.2.8 How to Draw a Pie Segment .................................................................................................... 5-44 5.8.2.9 How to draw an Ellipse Arc ...................................................................................................... 5-46 5.8.2.10 How to Draw a Circular Arc...................................................................................................... 5-48 5.8.2.11 How to Draw a Rectangle ........................................................................................................ 5-50 5.8.2.12 How to Draw a Rounded Rectangle...................................................................................... ... 5-52 Creating Page Layouts iv 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
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Table of contents 5.8.2.13 How to Insert Static Text.......................................................................................................... 5-54 5.8.2.14 How to Insert an OLE Object ................................................................................................... 5-56 5.8.2.15 How to Insert a Static Metafile ................................................................................................. 5-59 5.8.3 Working with Dynamic Standard Objects ................................................................................ 5-60 5.8.3.1 Working with Dynamic Standard Objects ................................................................................ 5-60 5.8.3.2 Working with Embedded Layouts ............................................................................................ 5-61 5.8.3.3 How to Change the Output Options for the Hardcopy Object.................................................. 5-63 5.8.3.4 How to Change the Output Options for the ODBC Database Field......................................... 5-65 5.8.3.5 How to Change the Output Options for the ODBC Database Table........................................ 5-68 5.8.3.6 Working with the Tag Object.................................................................................................... 5-71 5.8.4 Working with System Objects .................................................................................................. 5-73 5.8.5 Working with the Layout Object ............................................................................................... 5-75 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation ............................................................ 5-76 5.9.1 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation ............................................................ 5-76 5.9.2 Modify output options for WinCC Online Table Control........................................................... 5-77 5.9.2.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control............................... 5-77 5.9.2.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control.......................... 5-80 5.9.3 Modify output options for WinCC Online Trend Control .......................................................... 5-82 5.9.3.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Trend Control .............................. 5-82 5.9.3.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of the WinCC Online Trend Control ................... 5-85 5.9.4 Modify output options for WinCC Function Trend Control ....................................................... 5-87 5.9.4.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Function Trend Control........................... 5-87 5.9.4.2 Configuring the dynamic parameters of the WinCC Function Trend Control .......................... 5-89 5.9.5 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control.......................................... 5-91 5.9.5.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control.......................................... 5-91 5.9.5.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control..................................... 5-94 5.9.6 Changing Output Options for Message Reports from Alarm Logging ..................................... 5-96 5.9.6.1 How to Change the Output Options for Message Reports from Alarm Logging Runtime ....... 5-96 5.9.6.2 How to Modify the Time Range................................................................................................ 5-97 5.9.6.3 Selection of the Data for a Message Report............................................................................ 5-99 5.9.7 Changing Output Options for User Archive Tables................................................................ 5-101 5.9.7.1 How to Change the Output Options for User Archive Tables ................................................ 5-101 5.9.7.2 Selection of Data for the User Archive Table......................................................................... 5-102 5.9.7.3 How to Modify the Time Range.............................................................................................. 5-104 5.9.8 How to Change the Output Options for CSV Provider Tables............................................... 5-105 5.9.9 How to Change the Output Options for CSV Provider Trends .............................................. 5-107 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation ............................................................ 5-109 5.10.1 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation ............................................................ 5-109 5.10.2 How to Call up the Selection Dialogs..................................................................................... 5-111 5.10.3 How to Change Output Options for Single Message from Alarm Logging CS ...................... 5-113 5.10.4 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of User Archives ................................ 5-114 5.10.5 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Views ............................................. 5-117 5.10.6 How to Change the Output options for the Selection of the Picture Statistics....................... 5-119 5.10.7 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Attributes ....................................... 5-120 5.10.8 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Object Statistics............................. 5-123 5.10.9 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Action types ................................... 5-124 5.10.10 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Archives from Tag Logging ........... 5-126 5.10.11 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of the Archive Tags from Tag Logging .................................................................................................................................. 5-129 5.10.12 How to Change the Output Options for the Language Selection from the Text Library ........ 5-133 5.10.13 How to Change the Output Options for the Tag Table of WinCC Explorer ........................... 5-135 5.10.14 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Connection List.............................. 5-138 5.10.15 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Texts................................................... 5-139 5.10.16 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Metafiles ............................................. 5-141 Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help v
  • 6. Table of contents 5.10.17 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Tables without Data Selection............ 5-142 6 Appendix................................................................................................................................................. 6-1 6.1 Appendix .................................................................................................................................... 6-1 6.2 Requests to a CSV File for Reporting........................................................................................ 6-1 6.3 Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output ............................................................................................. 6-4 Index................................................................................................................................................ Index-1 Creating Page Layouts vi 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 7. Creating Page Layouts 1 Content The page layout editor is a component of the Report Designer and is used to create and dynamize page layouts for the output of reports. The page layout editor can only be used for the project currently open in the WinCC Explorer. The layouts are saved are the basis of their projects. This online help will show you • how to set up the page layout editor • how to create and edit page layouts • how to use objects in the object palette • how to adapt the object properties to the requirements of your project how to change the output options for reports and logs Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 1-1
  • 8. Creating Page Layouts Creating Page Layouts 1-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 9. How to Start the Page Layout Editor 2 Introduction The page layout editor can be opened in several standard Windows ways. The page layout editor can only be used for the project currently open in the WinCC Explorer. Requirement • A project must be opened in WinCC Explorer. Opening the Page Layout Editor The page layout editor is called from the WinCC Explorer. The following options are available: Navigation Window/Data Window of WinCC Explorer: Select the Report Designer entry. The "Layouts" and "Print Jobs" subentries are displayed. Double-click the "Layouts" entry in the navigation window or select "Layouts" in either the navigation or data windows in WinCC and select "Open Page Layout" from the context menu. The page layout editor is started and a new layout is opened. WinCC Explorer Data Window: Select the Report Designer entry. The "Layouts" and "Print Jobs" subentries are displayed. In the navigation window, select "Layouts". The available layouts are displayed in the data window. Double-click a page layout or select "Open Page Layout" from the context menu. The page layout editor starts and the selected page layout is opened. See also The Page Layout Editor (Page 3-1) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 2-1
  • 10. How to Start the Page Layout Editor Creating Page Layouts 2-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 11. The Page Layout Editor 3 3.1 3.1 The Page Layout Editor Introduction The page layout editor offers objects and tools for creating page layouts. Start the page layout editor in WinCC Explorer. Structure of the Page Layout Editor The page layout editor follows the conventions set by Windows. It possesses a workspace, toolbars, menu bar, status bar and various palettes. After opening the page layout editor, the workspace is displayed with the default settings. You can arrange the palettes and bars to your liking and also hide them. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-1
  • 12. The Page Layout Editor 3.1 The Page Layout Editor (1) The Workspace The gray area represents the printable area, the white area the page body. Each screen in the workspace represents a layout and is saved as a separate rpl file. The layouts can be enlarged and reduced according to the Windows standard. (2) The Menu Bar The menu bar is always visible. Depending on the context, the functions in the menus are active or inactive. (3) The Toolbar The toolbar provides buttons to quickly perform common commands of the page layout editor. The toolbar can be hidden if required or moved to any location on the screen. (4) The Font Palette The font palette is used to change font type, size and color of text objects as well as the line color of standard objects. (5) The Object Palette The object palette contains the standard objects, objects for the runtime documentation, COM server objects and objects for the project documentation. The objects are used to form a layout. (6) The Style Palette The style palette is used to change the appearance of a selected object. Depending on the object, the line type, line strength or fill pattern can be changed. (7) The Alignment Palette The alignment palette is used to change the absolute position of one or more objects, change the position of selected objects relative to each other or unify the height and width of several objects. (8) The Zoom Palette The zoom palette offers two options to enlarge or reduce the objects of the active layout: either via buttons of the standard zoom factors or via a slider. (9) The Color Palette The color palette is used to color selected objects. In addition to the 16 standard colors, custom colors can be defined. Creating Page Layouts 3-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 13. The Page Layout Editor 3.2 The Standard Toolbar (10) The Status Bar The status bar is located at the bottom of the screen and can be hidden if required. Among other things, it displays tips, information about the position of the selected objects and the keyboard setting. See also The Alignment Palette (Page 3-15) The Status Bar (Page 3-19) The Color Palette (Page 3-17) The Zoom Palette (Page 3-17) The Style Palette (Page 3-14) The Object Palette (Page 3-6) The Font Palette (Page 3-18) The Standard Toolbar (Page 3-3) 3.2 3.2 The Standard Toolbar Usage The toolbar is located in its default position under the menu bar, on the upper edge of the page layout editor. The buttons arranged on the toolbar allow quick and comfortable access to the offered functionality of the page layout editor. Contents The standard toolbar contains buttons with the following functions: Button Function Key combination Creates a new page layout. <CTRL+N> Opens an existing page layout. <CTRL+O> Saves the current page layout. <CTRL+S> Cuts out the highlighted object (text or drawing object) and copies <CTRL+X> it to the clipboard. Therefore the function is only available when an object is highlighted. Copies the highlighted object (text or drawing object) to the <CTRL+C> clipboard. Therefore the function is only available when an object is highlighted Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-3
  • 14. The Page Layout Editor 3.2 The Standard Toolbar Button Function Key combination Pastes the contents of the clipboard at the location of the cursor. <CTRL+V> This function is only available, when the clipboard is not empty. Undoes the last actions (maximum of 30). This function is only <CTRL+Z> available when an action has been carried out. Redoes the last undone action. This function is only available <CTRL+A> when an action has been undone. Prints the contents of the current page layout. Therefore, the <CTRL+P> function is only available when a page layout is open. Makes the static part of a layout active and the dynamic part - inactive. If the static part is already active, it remains active. The static part can be individually defined for the cover sheet, the succeeding pages and for the closing page. The same static part will be repeated on all of the succeeding pages. Makes the dynamic part of a layout active and the static part - inactive. If the dynamic part is already active, it remains active. Makes the cover sheet of a layout active and the contents of the - report and the closing page inactive. If the cover sheet page type is already active, it remains active. Makes the report contents of a layout active and the cover sheet - and closing page inactive. If the report contents page type is already active, it remains active. Makes the closing page of a log active and the cover sheet and - report contents inactive. If the closing page page type is already active, it remains so. Puts the highlighted objects in the layer in the foreground of the - layout. The objects in the foreground cover objects which lie under them. Puts the highlighted objects in the layer in the background of the - layout. Objects in the background are covered by objects lying in front of them. Switches the grid in the active window on or off. - Switches the "Snap to Grid" function on or off. - Increases the zoom factor in steps of 50%; the layout is shown - enlarged. This function is only active until the largest zoom factor (400%) has been reached. Decreases the zoom factor in steps of 50%; the layout is shown - smaller. This function is only active until the smallest zoom factor (6.25%) has been reached. Zooms to any picture section you choose. This will be adjusted to - fit the picture window. Copies the properties of an object to apply them to another - object. Creating Page Layouts 3-4 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 15. The Page Layout Editor 3.2 The Standard Toolbar Button Function Key combination Applies the previously copied properties of an object to another - object. The function is only active when properties have been previously copied. Opens a window in which the properties of the highlighted object - or object group are displayed. Activates the direct help (What's this?). <SHIFT+F1> Characteristics The toolbar can be hidden or shown. It can be attached under the menu bar. When it is not attached it can be positioned anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also How to Change the Standard Toolbar (Page 3-23) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-5
  • 16. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette 3.3 3.3 The Object Palette 3.3.1 The Object Palette Usage The object palette contains object types that can be inserted into the page layout. Static objects and system objects are available for the visual construction of the page layout. Dynamic objects are available for data output. Contents The objects in the object palette can be summarized in the following 4 object groups: • Standard objects: static objects, dynamic objects and system objects • Objects of the runtime documentation: for example Alarm Logging RT, user archive runtime, CSV provider,etc. • COM server objects • Project documentation objects: for example actions in the Graphics Designer, Alarm Logging CS, Global Script, etc. Operation Click one of the tabs and select the object you want. Creating Page Layouts 3-6 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 17. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Characteristics The object palette can be shown and hidden. It can be moved anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also Standard Objects (Page 3-7) Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 3-13) COM Server Objects (Page 3-12) Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 3-11) 3.3.2 Standard Objects 3.3.2.1 Standard Objects Usage Standard objects contain object types that are used to visually construct the page layout. Dynamic object types can also be used for this, unlike objects for runtime documentation and project documentation, which are not connected to the WinCC components. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-7
  • 18. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Overview Standard objects can be divided into three object classes: • Static objects are used for the visual creation of a page layout. You can insert static objects into both the static and dynamic parts of a page layout. • Dynamic objects can be connected with data sources which have a valid data format for the current object. That way these data can be output in a WinCC layout. You can only insert dynamic objects in the dynamic part of the page layout. • System objects are used as placeholders for the system time, the current page number and the project and layout names. You can only use system objects in the static part of the page layout. The required entries are described in the "Format" attribute in the "Miscellaneous" property of the system object. Shared Properties • The object properties (e.g. geometry, color) of the individual standard objects are preset. However, these defaults can be changed. The objects are displayed with the standard object properties. • The properties of the displayed objects can be changed at any time. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) Overview of the System Objects (Page 3-10) Overview of the Dynamic Objects (Page 3-9) Overview of the Static Objects (Page 3-8) 3.3.2.2 Overview of the Static Objects Introduction Static objects are used for the visual creation of a page layout. You can insert standard objects in both the static and dynamic parts of a page layout. Overview Icon Object Description Line The line is an open object. The length and angle of a line are determined by the height and width of the rectangle around the object. Polygon The polygon is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A polygon can have any number of corner points; these are numbered in the order of their creation and can be changed individually, or even deleted. Creating Page Layouts 3-8 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 19. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Icon Object Description Polyline The polyline is an open object. Even if the start and finish point have the same coordinates, the area cannot be filled. A polyline can have any number of corner points; these are numbered in the order of their creation and can be changed individually, or even deleted. Ellipse The ellipse is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of an ellipse can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Circle A circle is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A circle can be resized at will. Ellipse segment The ellipse segment is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of an ellipse segment can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Pie segment The pie segment is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A pie segment can be resized at will. Ellipse arc The ellipse arc is an open object. The height and width of an ellipse arc can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Circular arc The circular arc is an open object. A circular arc can be resized at will. Rectangle The rectangle is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of a rectangle can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Rounded The rounded rectangle is a closed object that can be filled with a color rectangle or pattern. The height and width of a rounded rectangle can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. The corners of a rounded rectangle can rounded as much as desired. Static text The field for static text is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The static text is entered into a field of any desired size. The text can be entered on one or more lines. OLE object You can import the contents of a file or new object into a layout with any data type, e.g. an Adobe Acrobat document. Static metafile You can insert graphic data into a layout with the "Static Metafile" object. The graphic files must be in the *.emf (Enhanced Meta File) format. See also Overview of the System Objects (Page 3-10) Overview of the Dynamic Objects (Page 3-9) Standard Objects (Page 3-7) 3.3.2.3 Overview of the Dynamic Objects Introduction With dynamic objects, you can set the data you want to output in a report/log from different data sources. You can only insert dynamic objects in the dynamic part of the page layout. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-9
  • 20. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Overview Icon Object Description Embedded Layouts for the project documentation can be nested with the layout "Embedded Layout" dynamic object. The object is only used for the project documentation in ready-made layouts for WinCC. Hard copy With the "Hard Copy" object type, you can output a picture of the current screen, contents or a defined section of it, in a log. You can also output a currently selected picture window. ODBC database With the "ODBC Database Field" object type, you can output texts field from some data sources into a log via the ODBC interface. ODBC database With the "ODBC Database Table" object type, you can output tables table from some data sources into a log via the ODBC interface. Tag Output the "Variable" values in runtime with the Tag object type. Tag values can only be output if the project is activated. In runtime you can also call a script for the output. See also Overview of the System Objects (Page 3-10) Overview of the Static Objects (Page 3-8) Standard Objects (Page 3-7) 3.3.2.4 Overview of the System Objects Introduction System objects are used as placeholders for the system time, current page number of the report and project and layout names. You can only use system objects in the static part of the page layout. Overview Icon Object Description Date/time Insert a placeholder for the date and time of the output in the page layout with the "Date/Time" system object. During printing, the system date and time are added by the computer. Page number Insert a placeholder for the current page number of the report or log in the page layout with the "Page Number" system object. Project name Insert a placeholder for the project name in the page layout with the "Project Name" system object. Layout name Insert a placeholder for the layout name in the page layout with the "Layout Name" system object. Creating Page Layouts 3-10 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 21. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette See also Standard Objects (Page 3-7) Overview of the Static Objects (Page 3-8) Overview of the Dynamic Objects (Page 3-9) 3.3.3 Objects for the Runtime Documentation Application The runtime documentation objects are for outputting logs of the runtime data. The output options can be configured using the "Object Properties" dialog. The data for the logs are taken from the linked data sources at the time of the output. You can only insert the runtime documentation objects in the dynamic part of the page layout. Overview Object Description WinCC Alarm Control The "WinCC Alarm Control/Table" object is used to output the message Table lists in a tabular format. WinCC Function Trend The "WinCC Function Trend Control/Picture" object is used to output Control process data as function of another tag from the process value, Picture compression and user archives in the form of a trend. WinCC Online Table The "WinCC Online Table Control/Table" object is used to output Control process data from the associated Tag Logging Archives in a tabular Table format. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-11
  • 22. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Object Description WinCC Online Trend The "WinCC Online Trend Control/Picture" object is used to output Control process data from the associated Tag Logging Archives in the form of a Picture trend. WinCC User Archives The "WinCC User Archives Control/Table" object is used to output data Control or views from the user archives in a tabular format. Table Alarm Logging RT Archive The "Archive Report" object is connected to the message system and Log outputs the messages saved in the message archive to a table. Alarm Logging RT Message The "Message Report" object is connected to the message system and Log outputs the current messages in the message list to a table. User archive Runtime The "User Archive Runtime Table" object is connected to the user Table archives and outputs the runtime data from the user archives and views to a table. CSV provider table The "CSV Provider Table" object can be linked to a CSV file. The data contained in the file are output to a table. The data must be in a predefined structure. CSV Provider The "CSV Provider Trend" object can be linked to a CSV file. The data Trend contained in the file are output in a curve. The data must be in a predefined structure. Common features • The object properties (e.g. font) of the individual objects are preset. However, these defaults can be changed. The objects are displayed with the default object properties. • The properties of the displayed objects can be changed at any time. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) 3.3.4 COM Server Objects Usage In order to use a COM server object, a COM server projector must be integrated into WinCC. This COM server makes the object for logging data available. This way, it is possible to integrate user-specific data in a WinCC log. The form and properties of a COM server object are determined by the COM server writer. The description of the COM server object is delivered with the COM server writer. The options for selecting the output data are determined by the current COM server object. The COM server objects can only be inserted into the dynamic part of a page layout. Additional information can be found in chapter "Working with COM Server Objects". Creating Page Layouts 3-12 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 23. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette 3.3.5 Objects for the Project Documentation Usage The project documentation objects are provided for the report output of configured data. The objects for project documentation can only be inserted into the dynamic part of a page layout. The objects for project documentation are closely connected with the WinCC components. The object types are fixed. Depending on the type and size of the configuration data for the output, the "Static Text", "Dynamic Metafile" or "Dynamic Table" object types are used. A detailed description of the objects used and the output data can be found in chapter "Outputting Project Documentation". For some of the objects used with the "Dynamic Metafile" and "Dynamic Table" object types, you can change the selection of the configuration data for output. Additional information can be found in chapter "Working with Objects for Project Documentation". Shared Properties • The object properties (e.g. font) of the individual objects are preset. However, these defaults can be changed. The objects are displayed with the default object properties. • The properties of the displayed objects can be changed at any time. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-13
  • 24. The Page Layout Editor 3.4 The Style Palette 3.4 3.4 The Style Palette Usage The line type, line weight and background pattern of the selected object can be changed with the style palette. Depending on the object type, different style forms are available. Contents • The "Line Type" style group contains different line types, such as dashed, dotted, etc. • The "Line Weight" style group contains different line weights. The line weight is given in pixels. 1 mm = 4.73 pixels. • The "Fill Pattern" style group contains fill patterns for the background of closed objects, such as transparent, checkered, diagonal lines, etc. Displaying the Current Settings The currently selected settings are displayed in "bold" font. Characteristics The style palette can be shown or hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) Creating Page Layouts 3-14 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 25. The Page Layout Editor 3.5 The Alignment Palette 3.5 3.5 The Alignment Palette Usage The alignment palette is used to: • change the absolute position of one or more objects • change the position of the selected objects relative to one another • align the heights and widths of several objects. Requirements The palette buttons are enabled when at least two objects are highlighted. Overview Button Function Align objects left. The type of selection determines which object is used as reference for alignment. If the objects are selected with a selection frame (lasso), the object lying farthest out will be used as reference. If the objects are selected with the left mouse button, the object selected first will be used as reference for alignment. Align objects right. See section "Align Objects Left" to determine which object will be used as reference for alignment. Align objects top. See section "Align Objects Left" to determine which object will be used as reference for alignment. Align objects bottom. See section "Align Objects Left" to determine which object will be used as reference for alignment. Align objects on horizontal center. The objects are moved to be aligned along a common central horizontal axis. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-15
  • 26. The Page Layout Editor 3.5 The Alignment Palette Button Function Align objects on vertical center. The objects are moved to be aligned along a common central vertical axis. Distribute objects evenly in horizontal direction. The objects maintain the same horizontal distance from one another.. The location of the outer objects remains unchanged. Distribute objects evenly in vertical direction. The objects maintain the same vertical distance from one another.. The position of the upper and lower objects remains unchanged. Standardize width of objects. If the objects were selected with the left mouse button, they receive the width of the first object selected. The width of lines remains however unchanged. If the objects were selected using a selection frame (lasso), the widths will be adjusted to the largest width in the group. Standardize heights of objects. If the objects were selected with the left mouse button, they receive the height of the first object selected. If the objects were selected using a selection frame (lasso), the heights will be adjusted to the largest height in the group. Standardize width and height of objects. The objects receive the width and height of the first object configured in the group. Characteristics The alignment palette can be show and hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also How to Select Multiple Objects (Page 5-9) How to Align Multiple Objects (Page 5-10) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) Creating Page Layouts 3-16 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 27. The Page Layout Editor 3.6 The Zoom Palette 3.6 3.6 The Zoom Palette Usage The zoom factor for the objects in the active layout is set with the zoom palette. The current zoom factor is displayed under the slider. The zoom palette offers two options for enlarging or reducing the objects: • using buttons with standard zoom factors (e.g. 8, 1/2) • using a slider. Characteristics The zoom palette can be shown and hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. Note The zoom factor can also be set incrementally using the and button in the standard toolbar. See also How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) 3.7 3.7 The Color Palette Usage Selected objects can be assigned one of the 16 standard colors, a primary color or a self- defined color with the color palette. For example, one mouse click in the color palette can change: Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-17
  • 28. The Page Layout Editor 3.8 The Font Palette • the fill color for area objects (e.g. rectangle), • the line color for line objects (e.g. polyline), • the background color of text objects. Characteristics The color palette can be shown and hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also The Colors Property Group (Page 5-22) How to Create Custom Colors (Page 3-21) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) 3.8 3.8 The Font Palette Usage A new text object or another object which contains text will be created with preset text properties. The font palette contains tools for changing the font, size and color of text objects, as well as the line color of standard objects, at any time. Creating Page Layouts 3-18 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 29. The Page Layout Editor 3.9 The Status Bar Overview Button Description Changing font Change font size Change font color Change line color. For area objects, this function influences the color of the borderline and for line objects it influences the line color. Characteristics The font palette can be shown and hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. Note Additional text properties, such as orientation, italic, bold, underline, are changed in the "Object Properties" window. See also The Font Property Group (Page 5-26) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) 3.9 3.9 The Status Bar Usage The status bar provides you with the following information: • help text for a selected functions, menu commands and buttons • information about the name, position and size of a highlighted object • information about the keyboard status (e.g. the NUM LOCK key). Characteristics The status bar can be shown or hidden. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-19
  • 30. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment See also How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) 3.10 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment 3.10.1 Customizing the Working Environment Operator Elements of the Page Layout Editor You can adjust the following operator elements to your personal needs: • The toolbars can be shown and hidden. • Icons can be added to and removed from the standard toolbar. • Changes to the standard toolbar can be blocked or allowed. • Toolbars and palettes can be arranged elsewhere on the screen. • The appearance of the toolbar can be changed. • The display of the keyboard shortcuts in the menus can be switched off. Basic Page Layout Editor Settings You can adjust the following functions in the page layout editor to your personal needs: • Snap objects to the grid or not • Hide or show the grid • Grid width and height in pixels, centimeters or inches • Defining the type of object selection surrounding or touching • Object types in the object palette can be selected or deselected according to the insertion of an object • Configuration settings for the page layout editor can be saved or not when quitting the program • Storage type and path for the objects' default settings See also The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor (Page 3-24) How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) How to Change the Standard Toolbar (Page 3-23) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) Creating Page Layouts 3-20 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 31. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment 3.10.2 How to Create Custom Colors Introduction In addition to the 16 basic colors from the Color Palette, you are free to define other colors. Procedure 1. On the Color Palette, click . The "Colors" dialog is opened. 2. Click the primary color that comes closest to the color to be created. 3. To change the selected color, open the color matrix using the "Define Colors" button. 4. Change the brightness of the selected color with the slider to the right of the color matrix. 5. Change the saturation of the selected color by vertically moving the cross. 6. Change the color by horizontally moving the cross. 7. To define the properties of the color more precisely, enter the values for the color, saturation, brightness, and the red, green and blue amounts. 8. To accept the color in the user-defined palette, click the "Add Colors" button. 9. Close the dialog by clicking "OK". The newly defined color is saved. See also The Colors Property Group (Page 5-22) The Color Palette (Page 3-17) 3.10.3 How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes Introduction Normally, the standard toolbar and palettes are shown. In order to obtain a larger working area, you can hide palettes that you do not need and the standard toolbar and show them again as required. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-21
  • 32. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Procedure 1. Open the "View" menu and select the "Toolbars..." option. The "Toolbars" dialog is opened. 2. Clear the check box for the toolbar to be hidden. Alternatively, select the check box for the toolbar to be shown. 3. If the dialog should remain open so that you can make additional settings on other tabs, click "Apply". 4. If you would like to restore the most recently saved settings, click the "Restore" button. 5. Apply the new settings with "OK". The settings will be saved and the dialog is closed. See also How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) How to Change the Standard Toolbar (Page 3-23) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) 3.10.4 How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes Introduction The standard toolbar and the palettes are normally arranged along the edge of the screen. You can remove them from their anchoring, change their size and move them anywhere you like. The toolbar and palettes can be reanchored in any location. Special features • The size of a palette can only be changed when it is not anchored. • When you reanchor a palette, its size will not be adjusted to the free space on the edge of the screen. Therefore, you must adjust the size of the palette to fit the free space before anchoring it. • When you close the page layout editor, the changed palette positions are saved and used again the next time the program is started. How to Undock the Palette 1. Click on the narrow, outer edge of the palette, hold down the mouse button and drag the palette into the working area. Now you can resize the palette as desired in the normal Windows way. Procedure for Restoring the Original Position 1. Open the toolbar dialog by selecting the menu "View" > "Toolbars...". 2. Click the "Restore" button. Creating Page Layouts 3-22 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 33. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Procedure for Docking the Palette 1. Adjust the size of the palette to the free space on the edge of the screen. 2. Click on the title bar of the palette, hold down the mouse button and drag the palette to the free space on the edge of the screen. The position of the cursor determines the place where the palette will be anchored. If the palette is to be moved between two others, the cursor should be placed on the lower edge of the upper palette. Note The changes in position can be undone, so long as the page layout editor is open; changes you have made will be saved when the program is closed. See also How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) 3.10.5 How to Change the Standard Toolbar Application You can use drag and drop to adjust the standard toolbar to your requirements, that is adding, removing or rearranging buttons. Requirements On the "Menu/Toolbars" tab in the "Settings" window of the "Tools" menu, all of the checkboxes in the "Standard Toolbar" area must be marked. Procedure for Removing Buttons 1. Hold down the "Alt" key. 2. Use the mouse to drag the button from the toolbar. Procedure for moving buttons 1. Hold down the "Alt" key. 2. Use the mouse to drag the button to another place on the toolbar. Procedure for Adding/Removing Buttons 1. Hold down the "Alt" key. 2. Double-click a button. The "Customize Toolbar" window opens. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-23
  • 34. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment 3. Add: Drag the desired button from the Available buttons list to the Current Buttons list. Remove: Drag the desired button from the Current Buttons list to the Available Buttons list. 4. Set the order of the buttons on the toolbar using the "Move up" and "Move down" buttons in this dialog. 5. You can restore the original state by clicking on the "Reset" button. 6. The changes will be applied and the dialog closed when you click on the "Close" button. See also How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) 3.10.6 The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor 3.10.6.1 The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor Usage In the Settings window, you can make basic settings in order to adjust the appearance and behavior of the page layout editor to meet your needs. The settings will be saved and retained when you open the page layout editor again. Calling: The window can be called • from the menu Tools > Settings and • from the menu View > Grid. Creating Page Layouts 3-24 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 35. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Setting Options Tab Description Grid This is where you can set: • whether the objects should snap to the grid, • whether the grid should be visible, • the distance between the grid points Options This is where the fundamental program settings are changed, for example what should happen with altered program settings when the program is closed, or how objects should be selected and edited. Units This is where you choose which units of measurement you would like to use for entering the size of coordinates, text height and line width. Menu / This is where the appearance and properties for the menu bar, toolbar and palettes can Toolbars be set, for example whether the standard toolbar should be configurable, whether the keyboard shortcuts should be shown, etc. See also How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) How to Set the Options for the configuration settings (Page 3-27) How to Set the Grid (Page 3-25) 3.10.6.2 How to Set the Grid Usage In order to be able to work precisely in the working area, you can show a grid on the working area with the Display Grid function. If you also have the Snap to Grid function switched on, all newly created objects will be automatically aligned to the grid points. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-25
  • 36. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Possible Settings Snapping to Determines whether the objects should be positioned anywhere on the grid drawing area or aligned to the grid. Display grid Determines whether the grid should be visible or not. If the grid is invisible, objects still align to it when the Snap to Grid option is switched on. Width Changes the distance between grid points as necessary. Set the units for the in/Height in size entry in the Units tab. The grid width to be set is oriented to the size and variety of objects and to the desired positioning precision. Procedure 1. Open the Tools menu and select the entry Settings. The Settings dialog opens. 2. Change the individual settings as required by selecting or clearing the check boxes. 3. If you want to keep the dialog open to make changes in other tabs, confirm the changes you have made with the Apply button. 4. Save the settings with OK. Note The minimum grid separation that can be displayed on the screen is 10 pixels. If you set a smaller value (e.g. 6 pixels), you can still align your objects to this grid, but the next even numbered multiple of this value > 10 pixels will be displayed on the screen (in this case 12 pixels). See also How to Set the Options for the configuration settings (Page 3-27) How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) Creating Page Layouts 3-26 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 37. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment 3.10.6.3 How to Set the Options for the configuration settings Usage On the options tab, you can set whether the configuration settings in this dialog are saved when the program is closed. This is also where you can choose the method of selecting objects. Possible Settings Save settings on exit Determines whether the settings for the page layout editor are saved when the program closes. Object selection Surrounding: A frame will be drawn when the left mouse button Surrounding/touching is held down, so that all objects that are completely within this frame will be selected. Touching: A frame will be drawn when the left mouse button is held down, so that all objects touched by this frame will be selected. Always reset object type If this option is enabled, an object will be deselected as soon as selection it is pasted into the layout. If the option is disabled, the object will remain selected after it has been pasted into the layout. With this method, you can paste the same object several times without having to reselect the object. Procedure 1. Open the Tools menu and select the entry Settings. The Settings dialog opens. 2. Click the Options tab. 3. Change the individual settings as required by selecting or clearing the check boxes. 4. If you want to keep the dialog open to make changes in other tabs, confirm the changes you have made with the Apply button. 5. Save the settings with OK. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-27
  • 38. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment See also How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) How to Set the Grid (Page 3-25) 3.10.6.4 How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes Usage The appearance of the standard toolbar and the palettes in the page layout editor can be adjusted to meet your requirements and preferences. Possible Settings Flat style for toolbars Determines whether the buttons on the toolbar and palettes are displayed with a border or without. Display move Determines whether the buttons on the toolbar and palettes are handles displayed with move handles or without. Display buttons in Determines whether the buttons on the toolbar will be shown in the the menu menus on the menu bar. Display all shortcuts Determines whether the keyboard shortcuts for the menu commands will be shown in the menus on the menu bar. Deactivated buttons Determines whether deactivated buttons on the toolbar and palettes in color are displayed in color or grayed out. Standard toolbar: Determines whether the standard toolbar can be changed. If this customizable option is enabled, the Toolbar dialog can be opened with [ALT+double-click]. Standard toolbar: If this option is enabled, the icons on the toolbar can be moved or Drag&drop with ALT removed with the mouse by holding down the ALT key. key active Creating Page Layouts 3-28 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 39. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Procedure 1. Open the Tools menu and select the entry Settings. The Settings dialog opens. 2. Click the Menu/Toolbars tab. 3. Change the individual settings as required by marking or clearing the check boxes. 4. If you want to keep the dialog open to make changes in other tabs, confirm the changes you have made with the Apply button. 5. Save the settings with OK. See also How to Change the Standard Toolbar (Page 3-23) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) The Standard Toolbar (Page 3-3) How to Set the Options for the configuration settings (Page 3-27) How to Set the Grid (Page 3-25) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-29
  • 40. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Creating Page Layouts 3-30 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 41. Working with Layouts 4 4.1 4.1 Working with Layouts Introduction The difference between a layout in the sense of a file and a layout as an object must be clearly understood. In this chapter, we will describe dealing with a layout in the form of a file. A layout opened in the page layout editor is treated as an object. The layout object has object properties and can be edited accordingly. Additional information can be found in the chapter "Working with the layout object". In this chapter we will show you how to create layouts, display the properties of layouts and how to work with several layouts. WinCC comes with several ready-made layouts for most standard applications. So it is often simpler and less time consuming to save one of these layouts under a new name and adapt it to your own requirements, than to create a new layout. Configuration steps 1. Create a new page layout. 2. Design the outward appearance in the static part of the layout and save the newly designed layout as a template. 3. Apply the design in the layout for the output. Edit Options In order to configure quickly, use the diverse program functions such as: • Save Layout under New Name • Applying Object Properties to Other Objects • Coping or Transferring Objects in Other Layouts • Adopting Fully Designed Objects and Layouts from Other Projects Note A created layout has the path "<Name of the computer where the layout was created>ProjectnamePRTLayoutname". This path of the layouts is retained when you duplicate a project or load it on a target machine. While printing, the system first tries to load the layout using the entered path. If that is not possible, the system searches the layout in the project path of the local computer. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 4-1
  • 42. Working with Layouts 4.2 Layout File Operations See also Working with Objects (Page 5-1) Working with Multiple Layouts (Page 4-7) Changing Predefined Layouts (Page 4-5) How to Display the Layout Properties (Page 4-4) Layout File Operations (Page 4-2) 4.2 4.2 Layout File Operations Introduction Because layouts are saved as independent files with the extension .rpl, you can carry out the usual file operations in the page layout editor or in WinCC Explorer. Many file operations can be carried out in the page layout editor and the WinCC Explorer. Creating Layout In order to create a new report, you must first create a new layout that will be saved as an independent layout file with the extension .rpl in the project directory in the "PRT" folder. 1. Select the "Report Designer" editor in WinCC Explorer. The entries "Layouts" and "Print Jobs" appear in the data window. 2. Select the "Layouts" entry and open its context menu. 3. Select the command "New page layout" from the context menu. A new file with the name "NewRPLxx.RPL" is created. The numbers in the file names increase consecutively. 4. In order to open the file select "Open page layout" from the layout context menu. 5. The newly created layout is opened in the page layout editor. Alternative Operation You can also create a new layout in the open page layout editor. To do this, select "New" from the "File" menu. The page layout editor will create an empty layout. Save the layout under any name you want. Saving Layout 1. Select "Save" or "Save as..." from the "File" menu in the page layout editor. 2. If you choose "Save as...", a dialog will open. Enter a file name and save the layout. 3. The layout file has the extension .rpl and is saved in the "PRT" project folder of the WinCC project. Creating Page Layouts 4-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 43. Working with Layouts 4.2 Layout File Operations Opening Layout 1. Select the "Report Designer" editor in WinCC Explorer. The entries "Layouts" and "Print Jobs" appear in the data window. 2. Double-click on the "Layouts" entry in the data window. All of the layouts in the project will be listed. 3. Select the layout you want and choose "Open page layout" from the context menu. Alternative Operation If the page layout editor has already been started, you can select "Open" from the "File" menu. In the file selection dialog, select from directory "PRT" the desired layout and click on the "Open" button. Copying Layout You can save layouts under other names and so copy them, for example to create variants 1. Open the layout to be copied in the page layout editor. 2. To do this, select "Save As..." from the "File" menu. The Save As... dialog opens. 3. Give the layout a new name and save it in the project directory in the "PRT" folder. Renaming Layout 1. Select the "Report Designer" editor in WinCC Explorer. The entries "Layouts" and "Print Jobs" appear in the data window. 2. Double-click on the "Layouts" entry in the data window. All of the layouts in the project will be listed. 3. Select the layout you want and choose "Rename page layout" from the context menu. The New Name dialog: is opened. 4. Change the name of the selected layout and click on the "OK" button. Please pay attention to the note below. Deleting Layout 1. Select the "Report Designer" editor in WinCC Explorer. The entries "Layouts" and "Print Jobs" appear in the data window. 2. Double-click on the "Layouts" entry in the data window. All of the layouts in the project will be listed. 3. Select the layout you want and choose "Delete page layout" from the context menu. The layout will be deleted without a query. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 4-3
  • 44. Working with Layouts 4.3 How to Display the Layout Properties Note The system layouts delivered with WinCC are integrated in the project documentation and cannot be deleted or renamed. To use one of the system layouts for your own purposes, simply save it under a new name. You can recognize the system layouts by the "@" suffix in the file name. Please do not use this symbol in naming your own layouts. If you wish to create a page layout using the SIMATIC Manager, you cannot rename or delete this layout in WinCC Explorer. This also applies to a page layout created in WinCC and subsequently imported into SIMATIC Manager using the function Import WinCC Object. This import changes the WinCC object into a TIA object. If you copy a page layout using the Report Designer, the copy is created as a WinCC object. You may rename or copy this copy as a WinCC object. See also Working with Multiple Layouts (Page 4-7) Changing Predefined Layouts (Page 4-5) How to Display the Layout Properties (Page 4-4) Working with Layouts (Page 4-1) 4.3 4.3 How to Display the Layout Properties Usage You can call up the date created, date of last change and the file size for every layout. Requirements The WinCC project must be open. Procedure 1. Select the Report Designer editor in WinCC Explorer. The entries Layouts and Print Jobs appear in the data window. 2. Double-click the Layouts entry in the data window. All of the layouts in the project will be listed. 3. Select the layout you want and choose Properties from the pop-up menu. The Properties window opens. Creating Page Layouts 4-4 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 45. Working with Layouts 4.4 Changing Predefined Layouts See also Working with Multiple Layouts (Page 4-7) Changing Predefined Layouts (Page 4-5) Working with Layouts (Page 4-1) Layout File Operations (Page 4-2) 4.4 4.4 Changing Predefined Layouts Introduction You can change the predefined layouts in order to fit your needs better. It is advisable to save an existing layout with a new name first and only then to edit the layout. If you do this, you can always fall back on the layouts provided with WinCC if you need to. The system layouts and system print jobs delivered with WinCC are used by the WinCC components when the report output is triggered (e.g. project documentation in the Graphics Designer). Therefore, neither the system layouts nor the system print jobs may be deleted or renamed. The system files are located in the WinCC directory in the ..WinCCsyslay folder and are copied to the Project_namePrt folder when a new project is accessed for the first time. The system layouts and system print jobs are created for every new project. How to Make Changes to the Static Part of a Layout The header and footer are defined in the static part of a page layout. You can also change the appearance of the report without changing the dynamic properties of the layout. The static part of a page in the page layout extends across the entire printable area of the report. You can individually define the static part for the cover sheet, the report contents and the closing page. Static objects and system objects are available to you for the design. The same static part will be repeated on all the succeeding pages of the report contents. How to activate the static report part: 1. Select Static Part from the View menu or Activate the static report part using the toolbar. 2. Next add static objects or system objects. Changes in the dynamic part of a layout You put together the structure and content of the report for output in this part of the page layout. There are static, dynamic, and system objects available for defining the report contents. If necessary, the dynamic part of the contents of the report is spread across the various subsequent pages at output, since it is not known until the time of output how much data there is. The first object in the vertical direction in a layout is automatically moved to the upper dynamic edge during output. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 4-5
  • 46. Working with Layouts 4.4 Changing Predefined Layouts Important: During the definition of a page layout, you can not predict with absolute certainty on how many pages the dynamic part will require. The size of the dynamic tables and text fields is determined by the data which is used at the moment of output. Succeeding objects are moved downward according to the dynamic size changes. Generally no line breaks are provided for the output of data in table cells. However, you can output large amounts of data in a table cell without the data being cut off by: 1. Select the output of the report in landscape format. 2. Select the Vertical table format in the table object properties. 3. Set the relative column width of all columns as narrowly as possible. 4. Use the smallest font size possible. Static objects which are pasted into the static part of a page layout are in a layer below the dynamic objects. Thus, it can happen that the static objects will be covered by the dynamic objects, especially by the dynamic extension of a table. How to enable the report contents for editing: 1. Select Dynamic Part from the View menu or Activate the dynamic report part using the toolbar. 2. Next add static, dynamic or system objects. 3. For dynamic objects, then select the data for output from the Connect tab in the Properties dialog. Editing the Objects Objects in the layout are edited using the Object Properties dialog. This can be opened using the toolbar, the pop-up menu for the objects or by double-clicking an object. You can find additional information about this under Working with Objects. See also Changing Predefined Layouts (Page 4-5) How to Display the Layout Properties (Page 4-4) Working with Layouts (Page 4-1) Layout File Operations (Page 4-2) Creating Page Layouts 4-6 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 47. Working with Layouts 4.5 Working with Multiple Layouts 4.5 4.5 Working with Multiple Layouts Introduction The page layout editor offers your some options for efficient configuration. In order not to have to keep repeating the same configuration steps, you can • Save layout under new name • Apply object properties to other objects • Copy or transfer objects in other layouts • Transfer ready designed objects and layouts from other projects Save Layout under New Name If you want to configure several projects, it is recommended that you first save a layout as a template. Set the elements which remain the same, such as headers and footers, in this layout. Set the page format and the orientation. Set the print margins and the dynamic margins. Save the finished layouts as often as you want under new names. Then you can add the log objects you want to the individual layouts and set their parameters. You will find more information in section Layout File Operations. Applying Object Properties to Other Objects If you have an object with certain properties in a layout, then you can easily apply these properties to another object. Use the eyedropper function for this. You will find more information in section Applying Object Properties. Coping or Transferring Objects in Other Layouts This is a very useful function in order to paste already configured objects or object groups into another layout. In this way, you can, for example, design a complete header and transfer it to other layouts. In order to copy an object or object group, highlight the object(s) and copy the selection to the operating system clipboard. Next open the target layout and paste in the contents of the clipboard. The contents of the clipboard can be pasted into as many other layouts as desired. The next time an object is copied, the data in the clipboard will be overwritten. In order to transfer an object or object group, highlight the object(s) and cut the selection out. The selection will be copied to operating system clipboard. Then you can proceed with this selection as with copying. Adopting Fully Designed Objects and Layouts from Other Projects If you have already created a project with WinCC, then you can transfer existing layouts to the new project. You can also transfer objects from an existing layout to a layout in the new project. There are two options for transferring a complete layout: 1. Navigate to the root directory of the old project using Windows Explorer. Open the PRT folder. Copy the layout you want and paste it into the PRT folder of the new project. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 4-7
  • 48. Working with Layouts 4.5 Working with Multiple Layouts 2. Open the page layout editor in the new project and click the folder button in the toolbar. The Open dialog will appear. Use this dialog to navigate to the PRT folder of the old project. Open the layout you want in the page layout editor. Save the layout in the PRT folder of the new project using the Save or Save As... function. Requirements In order to transfer a fully defined object from another project, open the layout which contains this object in one of the two ways described above. Select the object or group of objects that you want and copy the selection to the clipboard. Open the target layout and paste in the contents of the clipboard. Note If you are copying system layouts, it is recommended that you create a backup copy of the new system layout before overwriting it in the PRT folder. See also Working with Layouts (Page 4-1) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) Changing Predefined Layouts (Page 4-5) How to Display the Layout Properties (Page 4-4) Layout File Operations (Page 4-2) Creating Page Layouts 4-8 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 49. Working with Objects 5 5.1 5.1 Working with Objects Introduction In this chapter, you will learn • which basic functions of the page layout editor can be used for working with objects • what characteristics the individual objects have • how to use objects to create layouts • how to specifically change object properties You will find a description of the available objects in the chapter on the Object Palette. See also The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) The Object Palette (Page 3-6) 5.2 5.2 The coordinate system in the Report Designer Introduction The basis for the definition of position and size entries in the page layout editor is a two- dimensional coordinate system. The two axes of the coordinate system, x-axis and y-axis, are perpendicular to one another and intersect at the coordinate origin. The coordinate origin lies with the coordinates (X = 0 / Y = 0) in the top left corner of the desktop. Extending from the coordinate origin, the horizontal X-axis runs in the positive direction to the right edge of the working area, and the vertical Y-axis runs in the positive direction to the lower edge of the working area. Thus the values for X and Y displayed in the status bar of the page layout editor increase when the mouse is moved from the upper left to the lower right of the working area. Coordinates are displayed in the units set in the Tools/Settings menu on the Units tab. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-1
  • 50. Working with Objects 5.2 The coordinate system in the Report Designer The position and size of objects in a layout are determined by the coordinates which an object has in the coordinate system. For example, the position of the object origin is determined by the attributes Position X and Position Y; thus, it has the coordinates (X = Position X / Y = Position Y). The values of these attributes describe the distance of the object origin from the coordinate axes. Definition of Origin The origin is defined as the point of an area or an object that is used as the reference point for entering position and size. For creating a layout in the page layout editor, the following reference points are significant: • Coordinate system origin (X = 0 / Y = 0) = Top left corner of the working area • Picture origin (X = 0 / Y = 0) = Top left corner of the layout • Object origin (X = position X / Y = position Y) = Top left corner of the rectangle surrounding the object Creating Page Layouts 5-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 51. Working with Objects 5.3 The Rectangle Surrounding the Object Internal Coordinate System of an Object The validity of the normal coordinate system is canceled for displays within an object. The following special form is used for the internal coordinate system of an object: The positive direction of the Y-axis points downward, the positive direction of the X-axis points to the right. See also The Status Bar (Page 3-19) The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) 5.3 5.3 The Rectangle Surrounding the Object Introduction The rectangle surrounding an object is defined as a rectangular frame which lies on the outer limit of an object. The rectangle surrounding an object is not visible in the page layout editor. When an object is selected, however, the handles which are used to grab an object for changing its size are shown. These handles identify the central axes and corner points of the rectangle surrounding the object. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-3
  • 52. Working with Objects 5.4 How to Paste an Object into a Layout The special significance of the rectangle surrounding the object for determining the position can be illustrated with a circular or ellipse-shaped object as an example: The position of an object is defined by means of the position of its origin relative to the coordinate system. The object origin has the coordinates (Position X / Position Y) and is defined as the upper left corner of the rectangle surrounding the object. Specified in this way, the position of a circular or ellipse-shaped object can be set clearly. The handles of the rectangle surrounding the object The handles of the rectangle surrounding the object appear as soon as an object is selected. By dragging with the mouse, the size of an object can be modified by shifting a handle to a new position. If the mouse pointer is positioned on a handle, it turns into a double arrow. The alignment of the double arrow indicates the directions in which the handle can be moved: • Horizontal double arrow: The handles on the horizontal center axis can be used to change the width of the object. • Vertical double arrow: The handles on the vertical center axis can be used to change the width of the object. • Diagonal double arrow:The handles on the corners of the object can be used to change the height and width of the object. Note Circular objects can only be changed in terms of their whole size; they do not have handles for their center axes. See also Multiple Selection of Objects (Page 5-7) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) The coordinate system in the Report Designer (Page 5-1) How to Edit Objects (Page 5-5) 5.4 5.4 How to Paste an Object into a Layout Introduction A layout is created in the page layout editor by pasting objects from the object palette into a layout. In the page layout editor, the various object types have predefined properties. When added, objects take on these defaults, with the exception of individual geometric properties. After insertion the properties of an object can be modified. In the same way the default settings for the object types can be modified as required. When an object is inserted, the object name assigned as standard is the description of the object type with a consecutive number. This name can be changed using the Object Name attribute. Creating Page Layouts 5-4 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 53. Working with Objects 5.5 How to Edit Objects Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure The Rectangle standard object is shown here as an example for the general procedure for pasting an object into a layout. Some object types require additional steps. You can learn more about these additional steps in the detailed description of the individual objects. 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert an object. 2. Click the Rectangle standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the rectangle. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the rectangle to the required size. As soon as you release the mouse, the rectangle is added. Alternative Operation Using the Paste command, the current contents of the clipboard can be pasted into the active layout as often as you like. If an object has been copied to the clipboard, this command can be used to paste as many copies of the object as you like, also into different layouts. The Paste command is available through the respective button in the toolbar, by pressing keys <CTRL+V> or by selecting Edit/Paste in the menu bar. See also The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) The Object Palette (Page 3-6) How to Edit Objects (Page 5-5) 5.5 5.5 How to Edit Objects Introduction You can select, position, scale, delete, cut, copy, duplicate and change the properties of objects in a layout. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-5
  • 54. Working with Objects 5.5 How to Edit Objects Selecting Objects Select an object of any type by clicking it. As an alternative, you can select the object you want from the object selection list in the Object Properties window. Positioning Objects 1. Select the object you want. 2. The mouse pointer changes to a crosshair with arrowheads. The handles of the rectangle surrounding the object appear as soon as an object is selected. 3. Hold down the mouse button and move the object to the desired position. You can also select the object using the arrow keys or by changing the values for the geometric attributes Position X and Position Y in the Object Properties window. Scaling objects 1. Select the object you want. 2. Position the mouse pointer on one of the handles of the object. The mouse pointer will change to a double arrow. The orientation of the double arrow indicates the direction in which you can move the handles. 3. Use the mouse to drag the handle to the position you want. You can also resize the object by changing the values for the geometric attributes Width and Height in the Object Properties window. Deleting Objects 1. Select the object you want. 2. Press the DEL key. The selected object is deleted. You can also delete the selected object by selecting Delete from the pop-up menu or by selecting Edit/Delete from the menu bar. Cutting Objects 1. Select the object you want. 2. Click the button in the toolbar. The selected object will be cut from the layout and copied to the clipboard. You can also cut the selected object using the Cut command in the pop-up menu, with the CTRL+X key combination or by selecting Edit/Cut from the menu bar. Creating Page Layouts 5-6 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 55. Working with Objects 5.6 Multiple Selection of Objects Copying Objects 1. Select the object you want. 2. Click the button in the toolbar. The selected object will be copied to the clipboard. You can also copy the selected object using the Copy command in the pop-up menu, with the CTRL+C key combination or by selecting Edit/Copy from the menu bar. Duplicating Objects 1. Select the object you want. 2. Select Duplicate from the pop-up menu. A copy of the selected object will be created directly in the active layout. Position X and Position Y of the copy are approximately 20 pixels higher than Position X and Y of the original object. You can also duplicate the selected object by selecting Edit/Duplicate from the menu bar. See also Multiple Selection of Objects (Page 5-7) The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) 5.6 5.6 Multiple Selection of Objects 5.6.1 Multiple Selection of Objects Introduction In order to change the properties of several objects at once, all of the objects to be changed must be selected. This procedure is called "multiple selection". During a multiple selection, the attributes held by at least one of the selected objects are displayed in the "Object properties" window. The value of an attribute will only be displayed, however, if it is the same for all selected objects. Along with "selection frames" and the "reference object", a multiple selection has two characteristics which play an important role, for example for the common alignment of the selected objects. However, these characteristics are not visibly displayed in the page layout editor. Making multiple selections The multiple selection of objects can be made in several ways in the page layout editor: • Multiple selection while pressing the Shift key. Click the objects you want, one after the other, while holding down the Shift key. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-7
  • 56. Working with Objects 5.6 Multiple Selection of Objects • Multiple selection by dragging a selection frame with the mouse. While dragging, a frame will be shown to help with orientation. The selection is dependent on the type of object selection set in the page layout editor. For "surrounding object selection", all objects which are inside the displayed frame are selected. For "touching object selection", all objects touched by the frame will be selected, in addition to those inside of it. Selection Frame of a Multiple Selection The selection frame encloses all objects in a multiple selection, comparable to the rectangle surrounding individual objects. The position and size of the selection frame are dependent on the position of the selected object. The midpoint of the selection frame corresponds to the common midpoint of the selected objects. The limit line of the selection frame touches the outer edges of the objects which have the greatest distance from the common midpoint. The selection frame is not visible. After finishing the multiple selection, only the handles of the individual objects will be shown. Creating Page Layouts 5-8 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 57. Working with Objects 5.6 Multiple Selection of Objects Reference Object of a Multiple Selection During a multiple selection, one of the selected objects will be set as a reference object. For example, if the "Same width" function is selected in the Alignment palette, then all selected objects will be set to the same width as the reference object. If the multiple selection is made by dragging a frame, the first object created is set as the reference object. If the multiple selection is made with the Shift key, the first object selected is set as the reference object. See also The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) The Alignment Palette (Page 3-15) How to Align Multiple Objects (Page 5-10) How to Select Multiple Objects (Page 5-9) 5.6.2 How to Select Multiple Objects Introduction In order to change the properties of several objects at once, all of the objects to be changed must be selected. This procedure is called multiple selection. Requirements The layout must contain at least two objects. Procedure 1. On the keyboard hold down the SHIFT key. 2. With the mouse, click the objects you want, one after the other. The handles of the rectangle surrounding the object appear for every selected object. The mouse pointer will change to a crosshair with arrow points when it is positioned over a selected object. The reference object in this type of multiple selection is the object that was selected first. Note If an object has been selected accidentally, it can be removed from the multiple selection by clicking it again while holding down the Shift key. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-9
  • 58. Working with Objects 5.6 Multiple Selection of Objects Alternative Procedure The multiple selection can also be made by dragging a selection frame with the mouse. The objects will be selected in accordance with the setting for the type of object selection. The procedure described here is for the surrounding object selection type. 1. Hold down the mouse button and drag a frame around the objects you want. 2. As soon as you release the mouse button, the handles for the rectangles surrounding the objects will be shown for every selected object. The reference object in this type of multiple selection is the object that was created first. See also The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) Multiple Selection of Objects (Page 5-7) How to Set the Options for the configuration settings (Page 3-27) How to Align Multiple Objects (Page 5-10) 5.6.3 How to Align Multiple Objects Introduction The objects in a multiple selection can be edited together using the functions of the Alignment palette. These functions can also be called from the "Arrange / Align" menu. Creating Page Layouts 5-10 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 59. Working with Objects 5.6 Multiple Selection of Objects The Alignment Palette contains the following functions for processing the objects in a multiple selection: • Align:The selected objects are aligned on the border line of the selection frame (up, down, left, right). • Center:The selected objects are centered on a middle axis of the selection frame (horizontally, vertically). • Space: The selected objects are distributed evenly across the height or width of the selection frame (horizontally, vertically). Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-11
  • 60. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object • Align: The size of the reference object is assigned to the selected objects (height, width or height and width). A detailed description of these functions can be found in the section "The Alignment palette". Requirement Select at least two objects of any type. Procedure 1. Click the icon you want in the Alignment Palette. The alignment or the size of the selected objects changes. Alternative Procedure 1. Select the entry you want from the Arrange / Align menu. The alignment or the size of the selected objects changes. See also Multiple Selection of Objects (Page 5-7) The Alignment Palette (Page 3-15) How to Select Multiple Objects (Page 5-9) 5.7 5.7 The Properties of an Object 5.7.1 The Properties of an Object Introduction The shape, appearance, position and application linking of an object are set by the Object Properties. These properties can be changed in the page layout editor as needed. The properties of an object are described by a large number of attributes. An object property can be changed by assigning a new value to its attribute. The Properties tab of the Object Properties window contains all the attributes of a selected object or objects in a multiple selection. The attributes are divided into property groups, such as geometry or color. The type and number of the available property groups and attributes are dependent on the type of the selected objects. So, for example, the Font property group is only shown for the object types which can be displayed with text. As an alternative to changing the attributes in the Object Properties window, objects can also be adjusted with the mouse and keyboard or by using the toolbar and palettes. However, in this way only certain object properties, such as the basic geometric size, color and line style, can be changed. Creating Page Layouts 5-12 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 61. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) The Object Palette (Page 3-6) How to Access the Object Properties Window (Page 5-14) The Object Properties Window (Page 5-13) 5.7.2 The Object Properties Window 5.7.2.1 The Object Properties Window Introduction The Object Properties window represents the central dialog for changing object properties in the page layout editor. For creating a layout, it is first important to adjust the static values of the attributes, in order, for example, to set the form, appearance or position of an object. Change the static values on the Properties tab. With dynamic log objects, you can edit the selection of data for output using the Object Properties dialog. You can open the dialogs for editing on the link tab. The Object Properties Window As an example, the Object Properties window can have the following appearance for a rectangle with the object name "Rectangle1": The Object Properties window can be kept in the foreground of the page layout editor. The position and size of the window can be changed as you like. The Object Properties window is subdivided into Elements toolbar, and the Properties and Link tabs. You can find more about these elements in their detailed description. How to Pin the Object Properties Window to the Top By activating the button, the Object Properties window can be set so that it is always in the foreground in the Graphics Designer. Clicking the button again deactivates the function. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-13
  • 62. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object See also How to Access the Object Properties Window (Page 5-14) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) The Properties tab in the Object Properties window (Page 5-16) The Toolbar in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-15) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) 5.7.2.2 How to Access the Object Properties Window Introduction The Properties tab of the Object Properties window contains all the attributes of a selected object or objects in a multiple selection. The changes are made to an object property by assigning a new value to accompanying attribute. Requirement Select an object of any type. Procedure You can open the Object Properties window in the following ways: • In the standard toolbar, click the button. • Double-click the selected object. • Select Properties from the pop-up menu of the object. • In the View menu, select Properties.. Note If you want to make changes to several objects, you can lock the display of the Object Properties window with the . See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) The Properties tab in the Object Properties window (Page 5-16) The Toolbar in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-15) The Object Properties Window (Page 5-13) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Creating Page Layouts 5-14 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 63. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object 5.7.2.3 The Toolbar in the Object Properties Window Introduction You can make the following settings with the toolbar in the Object Properties window: • The display of the Object Properties window can be kept in the foreground of the page layout editor. • Object properties can be transferred. • Individual objects in the active layout can be selected. As an example, the toolbar can have the following appearance for a rectangle with the object name "Rectangle1": Elements of the toolbar in the Object Properties window Icon Name Function Pin Deactivate: the Object Properties window will be / activated/deacti closed as soon as the mouse is clicked outside the vated selected object. Activate: Activate: the Object Properties window stays in the foreground at all times. Different objects can be edited without having to open the window again. Eyedropper The properties of a selected object are copied. Copy properties Eyedropper The previously copied properties are transferred to Assign the selected object without changing its geometric properties attributes. For different object types, only those attributes which both object types have are transferred. Object type Displays the object type of the selected object. When several objects are selected, a multiple selection and the number of objects selected is displayed here. Object Displays the name of the selected object. selection Another object can be selected using the selection list. If the dynamic part of the layout is enabled, the selection list contains the names of all objects in the dynamic part of the layout. This is also the case for the static part of the layout. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-15
  • 64. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object See also How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) The Properties tab in the Object Properties window (Page 5-16) How to Access the Object Properties Window (Page 5-14) The Object Properties Window (Page 5-13) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) 5.7.2.4 The Properties tab in the Object Properties window Introduction The Properties tab represents the central dialog for changing the static values of a selected object in the Object Properties window. As an example, the Properties tab can have the following appearance for a rectangle with the object name "Rectangle1": The Properties tab is divided into two areas: • Properties display: In the left-hand area, the selected object is displayed with its property groups in the form of a directory tree. The selected object is displayed as a directory. With a multiple selection or a user object, this folder only receives the shared property groups of the contained individual objects. For a selected property group, the value of an attribute will only be displayed if the value is the same for all selected objects or if the attribute belongs to only one of the selected objects. The name of the property groups cannot be changed. Directories and subdirectories can be opened or closed by clicking the + or - icons. • Attribute display: The right-hand area contains all attributes which are available for the selected property group. The attribute display is divided into two columns in which the static values of the selected object are displayed. The displayed values can be changed by double-clicking or opening the pop-up menu in the Static column. The width of the two window areas and the columns in the attribute display can be changed by moving the vertical dividing lines. Creating Page Layouts 5-16 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 65. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object Attribute Display Columns Column Description Attribute Name of the attribute. All of the attributes from the selected property group that are available for the selected object will be shown. The name of the attribute cannot be changed. The static value of the attribute can be changed by double-clicking the attribute name. Static Static value of the attribute. The current value of the attribute for the selected object is displayed. The value will be displayed as a number, text or graphic display, depending on the type of attribute. The static value of the attribute can be changed by double-clicking the attribute name. You can find more in chapter Changing Attributes. See also The Object Properties Window (Page 5-13) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) The Toolbar in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-15) How to Access the Object Properties Window (Page 5-14) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) 5.7.2.5 The Link tab in the Object Properties Window Introduction The Link tab represents the central dialog for configuring links in the Object Properties window. The dynamic objects are already linked with the corresponding applications. Some of the dynamic objects have one or more dialogs for selecting data for output. For example, the Link tab in the Object Properties window for a database table with object name Dynamic Table 1 might look like this: Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-17
  • 66. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object The Link tab is divided into two areas: • In the left-hand area, the linked applications from which the data to be output are taken are shown in the form of a directory tree. • In the right-hand area, the editing options and, if they exist, the formatting options, are shown in the Name column. You can open the appropriate configuration dialog with the Edit... button. The configured selections are reset with the Delete... button. The selection options remain. The width of the two window areas and the columns in the event display can be changed by moving the vertical dividing lines. See also How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties tab in the Object Properties window (Page 5-16) The Toolbar in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-15) How to Access the Object Properties Window (Page 5-14) The Object Properties Window (Page 5-13) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) 5.7.3 How to Change an Attribute Introduction The properties of an object in the page layout editor are determined by the values of the object attributes. Every change to an object, for example made with the mouse or via a configuration dialog, changes the value of the accompanying attributes. The Properties tab of the Object Properties window displays all the attributes of a selected object or objects in a multiple selection. The attributes are assigned to so-called property groups. The type and number of the available property groups and attributes are dependent on the type of the selected objects. So, for example, the Font property group is only shown for the object types which can be displayed with text. An object property can be changed by assigning a new value to its attribute. Entries for changing a specific attribute can be found in the detailed description of that attribute. Procedure 1. Open the Object Properties window. 2. In the Properties tab, select the property group you want. 3. Double-click the attribute you want. A dialog for changing attributes will open. Enter a new value according to the table below. 4. Click OK to confirm your entries. As an alternative, you can directly open a dialog for changing attributes by double-clicking in the Static column. You can call up direct help for each attribute by right-clicking it in the Attribute column. Creating Page Layouts 5-18 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 67. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object Dialogs for Changing Attributes The table provides information about the possible dialogs for changing attributes and contains an example of calling each one. Dialog Procedure Value input Enter a new value in the line. Example:: Object: static text; properties group: geometry; attribute: width Text Input Click in the text field to edit text or enter new text. Example: Object: static text; properties group: font; attribute: text Switchover Every double-click produces a switch between the two available standing values. Example: Object: static text; properties group: font; attribute: bold Selection dialog in the Click the button to set the new value. form of a button Example: Object: static text; properties group: font; attribute: X alignment Selecting a color Select one of the 16 standard colors or open the palette with the user- defined colors. In this palette, you can freely define additional colors. Example: Object: static text; properties group: color; attribute: font color Selecting a picture Choose a picture from the selection dialog or use the Search In dialog to find a directory where you can take additional pictures in the picture selection. Example: Object: static metafile; properties group: other; attribute: metafile name See also The Styles Property Group (Page 5-29) The Miscellaneous Property Group (Page 5-28) The Font Property Group (Page 5-26) The Geometry Property Group (Page 5-23) The Colors Property Group (Page 5-22) How to Rename Objects (Page 5-21) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-19
  • 68. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object 5.7.4 How to Transfer Object Properties Introduction The properties of an object can be transferred to another object with the Eyedropper. The following buttons can be used to transfer object properties in the page layout editor: to copy properties of the selected object to apply copied properties to a selected object These buttons are in the standard toolbar and in the Object Properties window. Alternatively, these functions can be called via the Edit / Properties menu. The properties of any object can be copied with the eyedropper. You can apply the copies to any object or multiple selection. The properties are transferred without changing the geometric attributes of the object. For different object types, only the attributes held by both the original and target objects will be changed. Procedure 1. Select the object whose properties you want to copy. 2. In the standard toolbar, click . The properties of the selected object are copied. 3. Select the object to which you want to assign the copied properties. 4. In the standard toolbar, click . The selected object will be displayed with the new properties, but without changing its geometric attributes. See also The Styles Property Group (Page 5-29) The Miscellaneous Property Group (Page 5-28) The Font Property Group (Page 5-26) The Geometry Property Group (Page 5-23) The Colors Property Group (Page 5-22) How to Rename Objects (Page 5-21) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) Creating Page Layouts 5-20 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 69. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object 5.7.5 How to Rename Objects Introduction The Object Name attribute determines the name of an object in the layout. The object name is unique within a layout. When an object is inserted, the object name assigned as standard is the description of the object type with a consecutive number. This name can be changed using the Object Name attribute. The allocation of unique names is important when using objects whose output parameters can be changed online. You can find more information in chapter Changing Output Options in Runtime. Requirement Select an object of any type. Procedure 1. Open the Object Properties window. 2. In the Properties tab, select the entry for the selected object type to which the property groups of the object are subordinate. 3. Double-click the Object Name attribute. The Text Entry dialog opens. 4. Enter the new name. 5. Click OK to confirm your entries. Value area The object name is freely selectable and can contain up to 128 characters. When entering the name, please make note of the list of characters which are not permitted. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-21
  • 70. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object 5.7.6 The Colors Property Group 5.7.6.1 The Colors Property Group Introduction The Colors property group contains attributes which you can use to change the color settings of objects. Requirement The Colors property group is available for all object types. The availability of the attributes is dependent on the type of object selected. Only the attributes which the selected object has will be displayed. Overview The following table shows all attributes in the Colors property group. The function of an attribute is described briefly and the object types for which the attribute is available are listed. Attribute Function Object type Fill pattern color Color of the fill Polygon, ellipse, circle, ellipse segment, pie segment, pattern rectangle, rounded rectangle, static text, static metafile, all dynamic objects, all system objects, all objects for runtime documentation and project documentation and the layout object. Background color Background color of Polygon, ellipse, circle, ellipse segment, pie segment, the object rectangle, rounded rectangle, static text, static metafile, all dynamic objects, all system objects, all objects for runtime documentation and project documentation and the layout object. Line color Color of a line All standard objects except static text, all dynamic objects, all system objects, all objects for the runtime documentation and the project documentation and the layout object. Line background Background color of All standard objects except static text, all dynamic objects, color a line all system objects, all objects for the runtime documentation and the project documentation. Font color Color of the text in Static text, all dynamic objects except embedded layout an object and hard copy, all system objects, all logs and tables in the objects for runtime documentation, all objects for the project documentation See also Working with the Colors Property Group (Page 5-23) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Color Palette (Page 3-17) Creating Page Layouts 5-22 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 71. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object 5.7.6.2 Working with the Colors Property Group Introduction In the Colors property group you can change the color setting for the background, lines, fill pattern and font of an object. The following example Changing the Background Color explains how to work with this property group. Requirement Select an object of any type. Procedure 1. Open the Object Properties window, e.g. using the pop-up menu. 2. On the Properties tab, select the Colors property group. 3. Double-click the Background Color attribute. A selection dialog opens. 4. Select one of the 16 standard colors or open the palette with the user-defined colors. In this palette, you can freely define additional colors. See also Working with the Colors Property Group (Page 5-23) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Color Palette (Page 3-17) 5.7.7 The Geometry Property Group 5.7.7.1 The Geometry Property Group Introduction The Geometry property group contains attributes which you can use to change the geometric properties of objects. Requirement The Geometry property group is available for all objects. The availability of the attributes is dependent on the type of object selected. Only the attributes which the selected object has will be displayed. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-23
  • 72. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object Overview The following table shows all attributes in the Geometry property group. The function of an attribute is described briefly and the object types for which the attribute is available are listed. Attribute Function Object type Current value X Horizontal position of the currently selected Polygon, polyline corner point, relative to the image origin. Current value Y Vertical position of the currently selected Polygon, polyline corner point, relative to the image origin. Starting angle Start angle for the display of segment or arc Ellipse arc, ellipse segment, objects in degrees. circular arc, pie segment Number of Number of corner points Polygon, polyline corners Width Distance between the left and right borders All objects of an object, for the layout object the width of the layout. Corner radius X Radius of the corner rounding Rounded rectangle Corner radius Y Radius of the corner rounding Rounded rectangle End angle End angle for the display of segment or arc Ellipse arc, ellipse segment, objects in degrees. circular arc, pie segment Height Distance between the upper and lower All objects borders of an object, for the layout object the height of the layout Index Number of the currently selected corner Polygon, polyline points Left print margin Determines the width of the left print margin Layout object Left dynamic Determines the left margin of the dynamic Layout object margin layout part. Top print margin Determines the width of the top print margin Layout object Top dynamic Determines the top margin of the dynamic Layout object margin layout part. Orientation Determines the orientation of the printout in Layout object portrait or landscape format. Position X Horizontal distance of the object origin from All objects the image origin Position Y Vertical distance of the object origin from the All objects image origin Radius Radius of a circular object Circle, circular arc, pie segment Radius X Horizontal radius of an elliptical object Ellipse, ellipse arc, ellipse segment Radius Y Vertical radius of an elliptical object Ellipse, ellipse arc, ellipse segment Right print margin Determines the width of the right print margin Layout object Right dynamic Determines the right margin of the dynamic Layout object margin layout part. Paper size Determines the paper format of the printout Layout object Creating Page Layouts 5-24 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 73. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object Attribute Function Object type Columns Number and width of the columns in a table All table objects in the object palette, recognizable by the icon. Bottom print Determines the width of the bottom print Layout object margin margin Bottom dynamic Determines the bottom margin of the Layout object margin dynamic layout part. See also Working with the Geometry Property Group (Page 5-25) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) The coordinate system in the Report Designer (Page 5-1) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) 5.7.7.2 Working with the Geometry Property Group Introduction You can change the geometric properties of an object in the Geometry property group. The following example Changing the Width explains how to work with this property group. Requirement Select an object of any type. You have already set the units of the coordinates (e.g. centimeters) in the Tools/Settings/Units menu. Procedure 1. Open the Object Properties window, e.g. using the pop-up menu. 2. On the Properties tab, select the Geometry property group. 3. Double-click the Width attribute. The Value Input dialog opens. 4. Enter the new value. 5. Click OK to confirm your entries. Alternative Operation Change the object size with the mouse by dragging one of the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to the width you want. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-25
  • 74. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) The coordinate system in the Report Designer (Page 5-1) The Geometry Property Group (Page 5-23) 5.7.8 The Font Property Group 5.7.8.1 The Font Property Group Introduction The Font property group contains attributes which you can use to change the appearance of text in objects. Requirement The Font property group is available for all objects. Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and project documentation The availability of the attributes is dependent on the type of object selected. Only the attributes which the selected object has will be displayed. Overview The following table shows all attributes in the Font property group. The function of an attribute is described briefly and the object types for which the attribute is available are listed. Attribute Function Object type Bold Text is displayed in Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and boldface Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and project documentation Italic Text is displayed in Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and italics Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and project documentation Text The object text Static text Underline Text is displayed Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and underlined Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and project documentation X alignment Horizontal orientation Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and of the text in the object Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and project documentation which contain dynamic text Y alignment Vertical orientation of Static text, the dynamic object Tag, the system objects the text in the object Creating Page Layouts 5-26 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 75. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object Attribute Function Object type Font Font of the text Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and project documentation Font size Font size of the text in Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and points Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and project documentation Text wrap Automatic line Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and wrapping during output Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and of the text project documentation which contain dynamic text See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with the Font Property Group (Page 5-27) 5.7.8.2 Working with the Font Property Group Introduction You can change the text display attributes of an object in the Font property group. The following example Changing the Font explains how to work with this property group. Requirement Select one of the following objects: Static text, the dynamic objects ODBC Database and Tags, the system objects and the objects for online and project documentation Procedure 1. Open the Object Properties window, e.g. using the pop-up menu. 2. On the Properties tab, select the Font property group. 3. Double-click the Font attribute. The Font Selection dialog opens. 4. Select the font you want in the dialog. 5. Click OK to confirm your entries. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with the Font Property Group (Page 5-27) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-27
  • 76. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object 5.7.9 The Miscellaneous Property Group 5.7.9.1 The Miscellaneous Property Group Introduction The Miscellaneous property group contains attributes which you can use to change the miscellaneous settings of objects. Requirement The Miscellaneous property group is available for all objects. The availability of the attributes is dependent on the type of object selected. Only the attributes which the selected object has will be displayed. Overview The following table shows all attributes in the Miscellaneous property group. The function of an attribute is described briefly and the object types for which the attribute is available are listed. Attribute Function Object type Output format sets the appearance of the output value tag dynamic object Output value sets the tags for the output tag dynamic object Calculation calls a script for further editing of the tag value tag dynamic object Data type sets the data type of the tags tag dynamic object Cover sheet Sets whether a cover sheet should be output Layout object Format sets the appearance of the output value all system objects Layout file sets the layout to be embedded Embedded layout Metafile name sets the name of the embedded file Static metafile Final page Sets whether a closing page should be output Layout object Page break inserts a page break in front of the object. all objects Polling list If the output data is output in a single column per line, All table objects in the this attribute can be used to output multiple columns per object palette, line. The data will be written from left to right in the table recognizable by the cells. icon. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with the Miscellaneous Property Group (Page 5-29) Creating Page Layouts 5-28 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 77. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object 5.7.9.2 Working with the Miscellaneous Property Group Introduction You can change various properties of an object in the Miscellaneous property group. The following example Changing the Page Break explains how to work with this property group. Requirement Select an object of any type. Procedure 1. Open the Object Properties window, e.g. using the pop-up menu. 2. On the Properties tab, select the Miscellaneous property group. 3. Double-click the Page Break attribute. The entered value changes, for example from No to Yes. With Yes, a page break is inserted in front of the object. The default setting is Yes. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with the Miscellaneous Property Group (Page 5-29) 5.7.10 The Styles Property Group 5.7.10.1 The Styles Property Group Introduction The Styles property group contains attributes which you can use to change the style for the appearance of objects. Requirement The Styles property group is available for all objects. The availability of the attributes is dependent on the type of object selected. Only the attributes which the selected object has will be displayed. Overview The following table shows all attributes in the Styles property group. The function of an attribute is described briefly and the object types for which the attribute is available are listed. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-29
  • 78. Working with Objects 5.7 The Properties of an Object Attribute Function Object type Corners Representation of the corners of an all objects object, e.g. round, flat or pointed (associated with the Line Style attribute) Fill pattern Pattern for the display of background Polygon, ellipse, circle, ellipse segment, pie areas, for example solid or hatched segment, rectangle, rounded rectangle, static text, static metafile, all dynamic objects, all system objects, all objects for runtime documentation and project documentation and the layout object. Line termination Representation of the line all objects terminations of an object, e.g. round, flat or pointed (associated with the Line Style attribute) Line type Display type of a line, for example all objects dotted or dashed Line weight Width of a line in points all objects See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with the Styles Property Group (Page 5-30) 5.7.10.2 Working with the Styles Property Group Introduction In the Styles property group, you can change the style for the display of objects. The following example Changing the Fill Pattern explains how to work with this property group. Requirement Select an object of any type. Procedure 1. Open the Object Properties window, e.g. using the pop-up menu. 2. On the Properties tab, select the Styles property group. 3. Double-click the Fill Pattern attribute. The Fill Pattern Selection dialog opens. 4. Select the fill pattern you want in the dialog. 5. Click OK to confirm your entries. Creating Page Layouts 5-30 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 79. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Alternative Operation You can also change the fill pattern with the style palette. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with the Styles Property Group (Page 5-30) 5.8 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.1 Working with Standard Objects Introduction Standard objects include geometric shapes, static text, OLE objects, static metafiles, the dynamic objects and the system objects. You can use static objects to design the layout for the output. System objects can be used, as an example, to inscribe the project name and page numbers in the static part of the report. In the page layout editor, the various object types have predefined properties. When they are inserted the objects import these default properties, with the exception of individual geometric properties. After insertion the properties of an object can be modified. In the same way the default settings for the object types can be modified as required. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-31
  • 80. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects See also Working with System Objects (Page 5-73) Working with Dynamic Standard Objects (Page 5-60) Working with Static Objects (Page 5-32) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) 5.8.2 Working with Static Objects 5.8.2.1 Working with Static Objects Introduction In this chapter, you will learn the details of the static objects available in the page layout editor. You will learn how to work with the objects, and what are the basic conditions for each object. Usage Static objects are used for the visual design of a report. The static objects can be pasted into the static and dynamic parts of a layout. See also How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Overview of the Static Objects (Page 3-8) 5.8.2.2 How to Draw a Line Introduction The line is an open object. The length and angle of a line are determined by the height and width of the rectangle around the object. Different line types, such as dashed or dotted, are available. Creating Page Layouts 5-32 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 81. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to paste a line. 2. Click the "Line" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the line. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the line to the length and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the line is finished. Changing Lines with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-33
  • 82. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing lines with value input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) 5.8.2.3 How to Draw a Polygon Introduction The polygon is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A polygon can have any number of corners. The corners are numbered in their sequence of creation and can be modified individually or deleted. Creating Page Layouts 5-34 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 83. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a polygon. 2. Click the standard object "Polygon" in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the polygon. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Click the selected starting point with the left mouse button. 5. Move the mouse pointer to the next corner point. Click with the left mouse button to set the corner point. Set as many further corner points as you like in the same way. 6. Double-click with the left mouse button to set the last corner point and finish the polygon. Changing Polygons with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Polygons with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-35
  • 84. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.4 How to Draw a Polyline Introduction The polyline is an open object. Even if the start and finish point have the same coordinates, the area cannot be filled. A polyline can have any number of corners. The corners are numbered in their sequence of creation and can be modified individually or deleted. The line ends of a polyline can for example be shown as arrows or points. Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a polyline. 2. Click the "Polyline" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the polyline. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Click the selected starting point with the left mouse button. 5. Move the mouse pointer to the next corner point. Click with the left mouse button to set the corner point. Set as many further corner points as you like in the same way. 6. Double-click with the left mouse button to set the last corner point and finish the polyline. Creating Page Layouts 5-36 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 85. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing Polylines with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Polylines with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-37
  • 86. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.5 How to Draw an Ellipse Introduction The ellipse is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of an ellipse can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert an ellipse. 2. Click on the "Ellipse" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the ellipse. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the ellipse to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the ellipse is finished. Creating Page Layouts 5-38 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 87. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing an Ellipse with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing an Ellipse with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-39
  • 88. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.6 How to Draw a Circle Introduction A circle is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A circle can be resized at will. Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a circle. 2. Click the "Circle" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the circle. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the circle to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the circle is finished. Creating Page Layouts 5-40 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 89. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing Circles with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Circles with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-41
  • 90. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.7 How to Draw an Ellipse Segment Introduction The ellipse segment is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of an ellipse segment can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert an ellipse segment. 2. Click the "Ellipse segment" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you wish to position the origin of the ellipse segment. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the ellipse segment to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the ellipse segment insertion is finished. 5. The start and end points of the ellipse segment are shown by small gray squares. Place the mouse pointer on one of these squares. The mouse pointer will change to a cross. 6. Drag the start or end point to the desired position while holding down the mouse button. Creating Page Layouts 5-42 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 91. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing Ellipse Segments with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing ellipse Segments with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". Note Even if the values of the start and end angle are identical, an ellipse segment does not turn into a closed ellipse. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-43
  • 92. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.8 How to Draw a Pie Segment Introduction The pie segment is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A pie segment can be resized at will. Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a pie segment. 2. Click in the "pie segment" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you wish to position the origin of the pie segment. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the pie segment to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the pie segment insertion is finished. Creating Page Layouts 5-44 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 93. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5. The start and end points of the pie segment are shown by small gray squares. Place the mouse pointer on one of these squares. The mouse pointer will change to a cross. 6. Drag the start or end point to the desired position while holding down the mouse button. Changing Pie Segments with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Pie Segments with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". Note Even if the values of the start and end angle are identical, a pie segment does not turn into a closed circle. See also Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-45
  • 94. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.9 How to draw an Ellipse Arc Introduction The ellipse arc is an open object. The height and width of an ellipse arc can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert an ellipse arc. 2. Click the "Ellipse arc" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you wish to position the origin of the ellipse arc. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the ellipse arc to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the ellipse arc insertion is finished. Creating Page Layouts 5-46 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 95. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5. The start and end points of the ellipse arc are shown by small gray squares. Place the mouse pointer on one of these squares. The mouse pointer will change to a cross. 6. Drag the start or end point to the desired position while holding down the mouse button. Changing Ellipse Arcs with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Ellipse Arcs with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". Note Even if the values of the start and end angle are identical, an ellipse arc does not turn into a closed ellipse. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-47
  • 96. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.10 How to Draw a Circular Arc Introduction The circular arc is an open object. A circular arc can be resized at will. Requirement The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a circular arc. 2. Click the "Circular arc" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you wish to position the origin of the circular arc. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the circular arc to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the circular arc insertion is finished. 5. The start and end points of the circular arc are shown by small gray squares. Place the mouse pointer on one of these squares. The mouse pointer will change to a cross. 6. Drag the start or end point to the desired position while holding down the mouse button. Creating Page Layouts 5-48 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 97. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing Circular Arcs with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Circular Arcs with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". Note Even if the values of the start and end angle are identical, a circular arc does not turn into a closed circle. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-49
  • 98. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.11 How to Draw a Rectangle Introduction The rectangle is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of a rectangle can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Requirements The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a rectangle. 2. Click the "Rectangle" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the rectangle. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the rectangle to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the rectangle is finished. Creating Page Layouts 5-50 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 99. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing Rectangles with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Rectangles with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-51
  • 100. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.12 How to Draw a Rounded Rectangle Introduction The rounded rectangle is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of a rounded rectangle can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. The corners of a rounded rectangle can be rounded as much as desired. Requirements The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a rounded rectangle. 2. Click the "Rounded rectangle" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the rounded rectangle. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the rounded rectangle to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the rounded rectangle is finished. Creating Page Layouts 5-52 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 101. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing Rounded Rectangles with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Rounded Rectangles with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". Note If the "corner radius X" and "corner radius Y" attributes are both set to the value of 100pt, 1cm or 1, depending on the units, the rounded rectangle will be displayed as an ellipse or circle. If both attributes have a value of 0, a normal rectangle without rounded corners will be displayed. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-53
  • 102. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.13 How to Insert Static Text Introduction The field for static text is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The static text is entered into a field of any desired size. The text can be entered on one or more lines. Requirements The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert static text. 2. Click the "static text" standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the static text. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the text field to the required size. The field for the static text is complete as soon as you release the mouse button. The word Text appears in the field. 5. Overwrite the Text with your own text. For text on multiple lines, create a line break by pressing the ENTER key, the key combination SHIFT+ENTER or the key combination CTRL+M. 6. Clicking outside the object ends the text input. Creating Page Layouts 5-54 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 103. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing the Contents of the Static Text Double-click the static text to open the input mode for text. The complete text is selected. Position the insertion point with another click at the position in the text at which you want to change something. For text on multiple lines, create a line break by pressing the Enter key, the key combination "Shift"+"Enter" or the key combination "Ctrl"+"M". Changing Static Text with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Static Text with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". Note In the "Font" property, "Text" attribute a line break will be displayed as a control character in the "Static" column. If the text is edited using the dialog for the "Text" attribute, no line breaks can be added. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-55
  • 104. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.2.14 How to Insert an OLE Object Introduction The OLE object enables you to insert files created with other programs into a layout. Therefore all OLE elements registered in the Windows operating system can be integrated. The size and properties taken on by an OLE object in runtime are defined in the page layout editor. No changes can be made to OLE elements in runtime. Requirements • The display of the object palette must be enabled. • The file type you wish to use must be registered in the Windows operating system. Creating Page Layouts 5-56 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 105. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Insert the OLE object, option "Create from file". With the option "Create from file", an already existing file is chosen for display in the selected OLE object. The selected file is edited in the OLE object with the program that is registered for editing the selected file type in the Windows operating system. 1. Open the layout in which you want to paste an OLE object, and click the standard object "OLE object" in the Object palette. 2. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the OLE object. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 3. Drag the OLE object to the desired size. The "Insert Object" dialog is opened. 4. Select option Create from File. In the "Paste object" dialog, an input field, the "Browse..." button and the "Link" check box are displayed. 5. Enter the directory path and the name of the desired file into the input field. Or click on the "Browse..." button to select the file with the "Browse" dialog. 6. Mark the "Link" check box if the selected file should not be copied to the OLE object, but rather should only be used as a reference. 7. Mark the "As icon" check box if only an icon for the associated file type should be displayed and not the contents of the selected file. 8. Confirm your entry with "OK". The insertion process for the OLE object is finished. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-57
  • 106. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Inserting the OLE object, "Create new" option. The "Create new" option selects a file type for a new file that is created in the selected OLE object. During editing, the file in the OLE object is edited with the program registered in the Windows operating system for editing the selected file type. 1. Open the layout where you want to paste an OLE object, and click on the "OLE object" in the Object palette. 2. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the OLE object. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. 3. Drag the OLE object to the desired size. The "Insert Object" dialog is opened. 4. Select the option Create New. The Insert Object dialog, a list of all file types registered in the Windows operating system is displayed. 5. Select the object type for the file that you want to create in the selected OLE object. 6. Mark the "As icon" check box if only an icon for the associated file type should be displayed and not the contents of the selected file. 7. Confirm your entry with "OK". The insertion process for the OLE object is finished. 8. Double-click the OLE object to edit the embedded file in the OLE object. The program registered in the Windows operating system for editing the associated file type opens in the page layout editor. 9. Finish editing the embedded file by deselecting the OLE object. The changes are accepted. Creating Page Layouts 5-58 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 107. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing OLE Objects with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing OLE Objects with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) 5.8.2.15 How to Insert a Static Metafile Introduction The static metafile field is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A graphic file of any size is entered into the field. Requirements • The display of the object palette must be enabled. • The graphic file must be in the *.emf format. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a static metafile. 2. Click the Static Metafile standard object in the Object palette. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you want to insert the static metafile. The mouse pointer changes into a crosshair with an object symbol attached. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-59
  • 108. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 4. Hold down the mouse button and drag the object to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the static metafile is finished. 5. Double-click the Metafile Name attribute in the Miscellaneous property group of the Object Properties window in order to enter the name of the graphic file. 6. A file dialog opens in which you can select the graphic file you want in the *.emf format. 7. Confirm the selected file with the Open button. The selected graphic file will be inserted in the object. Changing Static Metafiles with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Static Metafiles with Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in section Changing Attribute. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) 5.8.3 Working with Dynamic Standard Objects 5.8.3.1 Working with Dynamic Standard Objects Introduction In this chapter you will learn details about the dynamic standard objects available in the page layout editor. You will learn how to work with the objects, and what are the basic conditions for each object. Creating Page Layouts 5-60 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 109. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Usage With dynamic standard objects you link to tags, databases and screen contents that you wish to output in a log. You can only paste dynamic standard objects in the dynamic part of a page layout. See also How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Overview of the Dynamic Objects (Page 3-9) 5.8.3.2 Working with Embedded Layouts Introduction With the Embedded Layout dynamic object you can embed one layout in another and output both of them together. However, the layouts cannot be nested in just any fashion. A maximum of one layer of embedded layouts can be used. An embedded layout within an embedded layout is not permitted. If dynamic objects are used in an embedded layout, these also cannot be mixed in just any fashion. The following illustrations will clarify the options for using embedded layouts. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-61
  • 110. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Possible combinations: Layouts B1, B2 and a log object are directly embedded in Layout A1. An embedded layout with several log objects of the same type is embedded in layout A2. Non-permitted combinations: The embedded layout B4 contains several dynamic tables of different WinCC components. In layout A4 the nesting depth is too large. Purpose The functionality of the Embedded Layout object is used, for example, with the project documentation of pictures from the Graphics Designer. The configuration data of all pictures in a WinCC project are output with the @PdlPic.rpl layout in this way. The data are output in blocks for every picture. The output thus occurs in this form: Picture 1 - output of all data for picture 1 Picture 2 - output of all data for picture 2 Picture n - output of all data for picture n If the objects for the project documentation are pasted from the object palette one after the other into a layout, then the data of the current object will be collected and output. The output then occurs in this form: Object 1 - output of object data for picture 1, picture 2, picture n Creating Page Layouts 5-62 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 111. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Object 2 - output of object data for picture 1, picture 2, picture n Object n - output of object data for picture 1, picture 2, picture n For the runtime configuration, the necessary log objects can be filed in a structure. Thus for example, additional information you want can be configured in a separate layout and output as an embedded layout. Example: The output of a tag logging - variable curve is configured in a page layout. Several log objects of the Tag type, which are to be output in the log for the current measured values of the curve, are configured in a layout to be embedded. Additionally, a WinCC tag will be configured which forms a mean value via a script. The mean value will likewise be output with the Tag log object. Applications Print job Layout used Function @Documentation @PDLPicDyn.rpl Nested layout for outputting the dynamization data of a Graphics Designer Graphics Designer picture. Dynamics @Documentation @PDLPic.rpl Nested layout for outputting the general display, statistics Graphics Designer data, objects in the picture, picture attributes, actions on the picture, direct connections to the picture, object statistics, attributes of the objects, actions on the objects, and direct connections to objects. The data is output on a separate page for each picture. @Documentation @GSC_RPFC.rpl Nested layout for outputting the information and source Global Script Project text of the project functions. Output is started in WinCC Function Explorer. @Documentation @GSC_SFC.rpl Layout for outputting information and the source text for a Global Script standard function open in the Global Script editor. Standard Function 5.8.3.3 How to Change the Output Options for the Hardcopy Object Introduction With the "Hardcopy" object type, you can paste a shot of the current screen contents, a portion thereof, or a currently selected picture window in the dynamic part of a page layout. Requirements • The hardcopy object is already pasted into the layout • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-63
  • 112. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Procedure 1. Select "Area selection" from the "Name" column in the right area of the Link tab. Clicking on the "Edit..." button opens the "Area selection" dialog. 2. From the selection list, choose the area from which you want to prepare a hard copy for the report. 3. The configured area is static. You can, however, link a WinCC tag in order to change the area to dynamic in runtime. The report system reads the value from the variable at runtime. If the variable cannot be read, the configured value is used. The WinCC tag must be of the Number type. The numbers have the following significance: 0 – Hard copy of the entire screen 1 – Hard copy of the current window 2 – Hard copy of a section 4. If you have selected "Hardcopy of a section", you must enter the X and Y positions of the upper left corner of the area in the lower part of the dialog, as well as set the width and height of the section in pixels. 5. The numeric values for setting the section can also be dynamized using WinCC tags. The WinCC tags must be of the number type. The report system reads the value from the variable at runtime. If the variable cannot be read, the configured value is used. 6. If you want to maintain the proportions of the screen contents during printing, select the appropriate check box. Creating Page Layouts 5-64 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 113. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Dynamizing with WinCC tags In order to dynamize parameters for output, the necessary tags must be set in the WinCC tag management. WinCC tags can be provided with new values in runtime. You can find further information on this subject in the section "Changing output options online". Changing Hardcopy Objects with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Hardcopy Objects by Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Dynamic Standard Objects (Page 5-60) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) 5.8.3.4 How to Change the Output Options for the ODBC Database Field Introduction With the "ODBC database field" object, you can paste the contents of a database field as text in the dynamic part of a page layout via the ODBC interface. If the content of the database field concerns a text object, only the first value of the first line will be delivered, independent of the size of the volume of results. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-65
  • 114. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Requirements • The "ODBC database field" object is already pasted into the layout • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. • A valid ODBC data source exists and is registered • Knowledge of ODBC and SQL Procedure 1. Select "Database link" from the "Name" column in the right area of the Link tab. Click the "Edit..." button to open a configuration dialog. 2. Use the selection list in the "ODBC data source" area to select the desired data source. All registered ODBC data sources are available for selection. The project creator is responsible for the registration and validity of the data sources. 3. If the data source has any database-specific access limitations, enter the necessary information in the fields for the user and password. 4. The selection of the data for output takes place using an SQL statement. Enter the required statement in the SQL statement area. Using the "Insert tag..." button, you can insert a tag into the SQL statement in order to complete it at runtime. 5. You can check your entries by using the "Test SQL statement" button. The project must be activated for the check when using WinCC tags. 6. Confirm your entries by clicking "OK". The dialog closes. 7. Save the layout. Creating Page Layouts 5-66 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 115. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Dynamizing with WinCC tags All the tasks in this dialog can also be dynamized with WinCC tags. To do so, activate the "Tag" checkbox in the "Data connection" dialog and select a tag form the tag selection dialog using the folder button. If you know the tag name, you can enter it directly instead. The tags must all be of the "Text" type. In order to dynamize parameters for output, the necessary tags must be set in the WinCC tag management. WinCC tags can be provided with new values in runtime. You can find further information on this subject in the section "Types of dynamization". Caution The SQL statements are not subject to any constraints. If you do the wrong thing, it is possible to destroy or delete the data source. Changing the ODBC database field with the mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing the ODBC database field by entering values The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Dynamic Standard Objects (Page 5-60) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-67
  • 116. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 5.8.3.5 How to Change the Output Options for the ODBC Database Table Introduction With the "ODBC database table" object, you can paste the contents of a database table as text in the dynamic part of a page layout via the ODBC interface. Requirements • The "ODBC database table" object is already pasted into the layout • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. • A valid ODBC data source exists and is registered • Knowledge of ODBC and SQL Procedure 1. Select "Database link" from the "Name" column in the right area of the Link tab. Click the "Edit..." button to open a configuration dialog. 2. Use the selection list in the "ODBC data source" area to select the desired data source. All registered ODBC data sources are available for selection. The project creator is responsible for the registration and validity of the data sources. 3. If the data source has any access limitations, enter the necessary information in the fields for the user and password. Creating Page Layouts 5-68 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 117. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 4. The selection of the data for output takes place using an SQL statement. Enter the required statement in the SQL statement area. The example refers to the MCPTVARIABLEDESC table from the WinCC database. Using the "Insert tag..." button, you can insert a tag into the SQL statement in order to complete it at runtime. 5. You can check your entries by using the "Test SQL statement" button. If the test is successful, then the number of columns found in the "Number of columns" field will be applied. The project must be activated for the check when using WinCC tags. 6. If the column headings are to be output, then confirm this by marking the accompanying check box. Confirm your entries by clicking "OK". The dialog closes. 7. Save the layout. Dynamizing with WinCC tags All the tasks in this dialog can also be dynamized with WinCC tags. To do so, activate the "Tag" checkbox in the "Data connection" dialog and select a tag form the tag selection dialog using the folder button. If you know the tag name, you can enter it directly instead. The tags must all be of the "Text" type. In order to dynamize parameters for output, the necessary tags must be set in the WinCC tag management. WinCC tags can be provided with new values in runtime. You can find further information on this subject in the section "Types of dynamization". Formatting the table output You can format the table output by including the formating instructions in the SQL statement with the help of control characters. The formating is as follows for the example of the text alignment in the table: Format statement Representation SELECT tag name FROM aligns by default the column text to the left MCPTVARIABLEDESC SELECT tag name as '<ALIGN=right> tag name ' aligns the column text including column title to the FROM MCPTVARIABLEDESC right SELECT '<ALIGN=right> + tag name as Name' aligns the column title towards the left and the FROM MCPTVARIABLEDESC column text to the right SELECT '<ALIGN=left> + tag name as aligns the column title in the center and the <ALIGN=center> Name' FROM column text to the left MCPTVARIABLEDESC Control Characters for Table Output <END> If the interpretation of control sequences is done, the rest of the text will be transferred as it is given. <COLOR=#rrggbb> Font color in hexadecimal notation (default = as set for the table) <BGCOLOR=#rrggbb> Background color in hexadecimal notation (default = as set for the table) <B> Bold <U> Underlined Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-69
  • 118. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects <I> Italic <STRIKE> Strike-through <ALIGN=left> Left aligned <ALIGN=center> Centered <ALIGN=right> Right aligned Caution The SQL statements are not subject to any constraints. If you do the wrong thing, it is possible to destroy or delete the data source. Changing Column Width The width of the columns for output can be set individually for every column. 1. Enable the properties tab in the "Object properties" window. 2. In the "Geometry" property group double-click the "Columns" attribute to open the "Table columns" dialog. 3. Use the dialog to define the column width of the individual columns. The widths of the columns can be changed relative to one another. Every column will receive its assigned share of the total width. 4. Confirm your entries with "OK." Changing ODBC Database Tables with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Creating Page Layouts 5-70 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 119. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing the ODBC Database Table by Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in the section entitled "Change Attribute". See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Dynamic Standard Objects (Page 5-60) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) 5.8.3.6 Working with the Tag Object Introduction With the Tag dynamic object, you can output the tag value or the return value of a C action during configuration in runtime. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to insert a Tag object. 2. In the Object Palette, click the standard object Tag. 3. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where you with to insert the tag. The Tag Selection dialog is opened. 4. Select the tag you want from the list of WinCC tags and confirm your selection with the OK button. The Output Value attribute now contains this tag. Linking a Script Using the Calculation attribute in the Miscellaneous object property, you can call up a script for the output. Then a tag must not be selected. 1. If no script has been specified, then the Create a New Script option field is enabled. After confirmation of this dialog, the Edit Action dialog opens. In this dialog you can formulate an action in the high-level language ANSI-C. 2. Set the data type for the return value in the Return Value field. You can only set the data type while creating the script; it is not possible to change it later. The following data types are available: long, double and char. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-71
  • 120. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects 3. If a script has already been specified, then you can edit this script by selecting the option Edit an Existing Script 4. Select the option Delete an Existing Script to delete the specified script without a query when the dialog is confirmed. Setting the Output Format You can set the display of the output value with the Output Format attribute. The display depends on the data type. Data type Format Description Binary 1 Every 1 stands for a character of the output value. A preceding 0 indicates that a leading zero (corresponding to the number position) will be added if necessary. String * the existing string will be output String ? n characters will be output, starting from the left. Hexadecimal f Every f stands for a character of the output value. A preceding 0 indicates that a leading zero corresponding to the number position will be added if necessary. Decimal s the sign will be output Decimal e Exponent display Decimal 9 digit between 0 and 9 Decimal 0 Leading zero will be output Decimal . Decimal point Example for the Output The example shows the different output formats for the output of the value 1.0 of the Decimal data type. Output format Display 9.9 1.0 s9.9 +1.0 s9.99e +1.0e+000 099.99 01.00 Changing a Tag Object with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Creating Page Layouts 5-72 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 121. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Changing Tag Objects by Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in chapter Changing Attribute. See also Working with Dynamic Standard Objects (Page 5-60) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) 5.8.4 Working with System Objects Introduction The following system objects can be output in a report: • date and time • Page number • Project name • Layout name You can only paste system objects into the static part of a page layout. Requirements The display of the object palette must be enabled. Procedure 1. Open the layout in which you want to paste a system object. 2. Select Static Part from the View menu. 3. Click the system object you want on the Standard Objects tab in the object palette. 4. Place the mouse pointer at the position in the layout where 5. Hold down the mouse button and drag the object to the size and direction you want. When you release the mouse button, the system object is finished. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-73
  • 122. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Format Options You can set the display of the output value with the following format options. The representation is dependent on the data format. If no format is set, a predefined format will be used for all system objects during the report output. System object Format Description Layout name %L or %l the layout name Project name %R or %r the project name Page number %N or %n the current page number Page number %T or %t the total page count Date/Time %a Weekday, short form Date/Time %A Weekday, written out Date/Time %b Month, short form Date/Time %B Month, written out Date/Time %c Date and time in standard format Date/Time %d Day and month as decimal number (01-31) Date/Time %H Hours in 24 hour format (00-23) Date/Time %I Hours in 12 hour format (01-12) Date/Time %j Day of the year as a decimal number (000-366) Date/Time %m Month as decimal number (01-12) Date/Time %M Minute as decimal number (00-59) Date/Time %p P.M./A.M. code for 12-hour format Date/Time %S Seconds as decimal number(00-59) Date/Time %U Week of the year as decimal number (01-51) Date/Time %x Date in standard format Date/Time %X Time in standard format Date/Time %y Year without century as decimal number (00-99) Date/Time %Y Year with century as decimal number Date/Time %z Time zone as name Date/Time %% Percentage sign Changing System Objects with the Mouse Rectangle surrounding the object Drag the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to arrange the object in the layout. Drag the handles on the rectangle surrounding the object to a new position in order to resize the object. Palettes and toolbars Use elements of the Style Palette to change the display style for the object. Creating Page Layouts 5-74 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 123. Working with Objects 5.8 Working with Standard Objects Changing System Objects by Value Input The display of objects can also be changed by entering new values in the attributes. You will find more information in chapter Changing Attribute. See also How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) Overview of the System Objects (Page 3-10) 5.8.5 Working with the Layout Object Introduction A layout opened in the page layout editor is treated as an object. The layout object has object properties and can be edited Object Properties dialog. However, the properties of the layout object cannot be transferred to another layout object using the eyedropper. The layout object has the following property groups: • Colors • Geometry • Miscellaneous You can obtain further information in the descriptions of the individual property groups in chapter Properties of an Object. Requirements A layout must be open in the page layout editor. Procedure 1. Click with the mouse on any free space in the working area. Click the Properties button in the toolbar. The Object Properties dialog will open. 2. Click the Properties tab. 3. Select the property group you want from the left area. The available attributes are shown in the right area. 4. Edit the attributes you want. 5. Save your changes. In principle, changes to the properties of a layout object effect the cover sheet, the report contents and the closing page. The object name of the layout object is not displayed in the object selection of the Object Properties dialog. Therefore, the layout object cannot be selected in the Object Properties dialog using the object selection. If the Object Properties dialog is already open and fixed with the pin, then simply click any free area of the work area for selection. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-75
  • 124. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation See also The Miscellaneous Property Group (Page 5-28) The Geometry Property Group (Page 5-23) The Colors Property Group (Page 5-22) 5.9 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.1 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Introduction The following chapters provide details regarding the Page Layout Editor objects available for the runtime documentation. Application The runtime documentation objects are available for the output of runtime data in logs. The objects are linked with the pertinent WinCC applications and provide the output data in runtime. The objects provide dialogs for the selection of output data. The objects for runtime documentation can only be inserted in the dynamic part of a page layout. See also How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control (Page 5-94) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Rectangle Surrounding the Object (Page 5-3) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control (Page 5-77) How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control (Page 5-80) How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Trend Control (Page 5-82) How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of the WinCC Online Trend Control (Page 5-85) How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Function Trend Control (Page 5-87) Configuring the dynamic parameters of the WinCC Function Trend Control (Page 5-89) How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control (Page 5-91) Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 3-11) Creating Page Layouts 5-76 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 125. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.2 Modify output options for WinCC Online Table Control 5.9.2.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control Introduction The "WinCC Online Table Control/Table" report object is used to output process data from the associated Tag Logging Archives in a tabular format. You can define static parameters for each column of the table and for some proper properties of Control. Requirements • The WinCC Online Table Control/Table object is pasted into the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • Process value archives or compression archives are inserted • Archive tags have been inserted Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-77
  • 126. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, click the entry "Parameterization". The dialog with the Control properites is displayed. 2. Configure in the Columns tab the columns you want to output. Select an archive tag for each column. 3. Define the table properties in the General tab. Only the non-grayed options can be customized for report output. Creating Page Layouts 5-78 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 127. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 4. Configure the time range to be considered for each column in the Column tab. You can enter a start time and an end time or a start time with a time range. If the "Update" checkbox is activated, the start time refers to the current time. The previous values are then output in the defined time interval. 1. Configure the time and value display formats in the Column tab. See also How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control (Page 5-80) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-79
  • 128. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.2.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control Introduction The "WinCC Online Table Control/Table" report object is used to output process data from the associated Tag Logging Archives in a tabular format. You can define dynamic parameters for each column of the table and for some proper properties of Control. For a print order, the dynamizable parameters of WinCC Online Table Control are provided with the current values of the assigned WinCC tags during runtime. Value are supplied to WinCC tag through scripts, process-controlled actions or via other WinCC applications. An overview of the dynamizable Runtime documentation parameters is included in chapter Dynamizable Parameters for Runtime Documentation. Requirements • The WinCC Online Table Control/Table object is pasted into the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • Process value archives or compression archives are inserted • Archive tags have been inserted • You have inserted the columns for the output via the static parameters. Creating Page Layouts 5-80 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 129. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, click the entry "Dynamized Parameterization". The dialog with the list of dynamizable properties opens. 2. In the Parameter list, click the property you want to dynamize. When you click with the mouse the "?" icon, you will get the following information: – Description of the properties – Format of the properties – Suitable tag type 3. Click the tag selection symbol on the upper right side. The tag selection dialog is displayed. 4. Select the desired tag, or create a new tag. Edit the properties of the tag in the tag selection dialog. If necessary, specify a start value for the tag. 5. Apply the settings by clicking OK and save the layout. See also How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control (Page 5-77) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-81
  • 130. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.3 Modify output options for WinCC Online Trend Control 5.9.3.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Trend Control Introduction The "WinCC Online Trend Control/Picture" report object is used to output process data from the associated Tag Logging Archives in the form of a trend. You can define static parameters for each trend and for some properties of Control. Requirements • The WinCC Online Trend Control/Picture object is pasted into the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • Process value archives or compression archives are inserted • Archive tags have been inserted Procedure 1. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, click the entry "Parameterization". The dialog with the Control properites is displayed. 2. Configure in the Columns tab the columns you want to output. – Select an archive tag for each trend – Define the display format for each trend – Define the display line weight for each trend Creating Page Layouts 5-82 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 131. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 3. Define the Control properties in the General tab. Only the non-grayed options can be customized for report output. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-83
  • 132. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 4. Configure the time range or measurement range for each trend in the "Time Axis" tab. To output values for a time range, either define the start time or the end time or a start time with a time range. To output values for a measurement range define the start time and the number of measuring points. If the "Update" checkbox is activated, the start time refers to the current time. The previous values are then output in the defined time interval or measurement range. 1. For each trend, comfigure the properties of the value axis in the Value Axis tab. See also How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of the WinCC Online Trend Control (Page 5-85) Creating Page Layouts 5-84 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 133. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.3.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of the WinCC Online Trend Control Introduction The "WinCC Online Trend Control/Picture" report object is used to output process data from the associated Tag Logging Archives in the form of a trend. You can define dynamic parameters for each trend and for some properties of Control. For a print order, the dynamizable parameters of WinCC Online Trend Control are provided with the current values of the assigned WinCC tags during runtime. Value are supplied to WinCC tag through scripts, process-controlled actions or via other WinCC applications. An overview of the Runtime documentation parameters that can be dynamized is included in chapter Dynamizable Parameters for Runtime Documentation. Requirements • The WinCC Online Trend Control/Picture object is pasted into the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • Process value archives or compression archives are inserted • Archive tags have been inserted • You have inserted the trends for the output via the static parameters. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-85
  • 134. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, click the entry "Dynamized Parameterization". The dialog with the list of dynamizable properties opens. 2. In the Parameter list, click the property you want to dynamize. When you click in the list the "?" icon, you will get the following information: – Description of the properties – Format of the properties – Suitable tag type 3. Click the tag selection symbol on the upper right side. The tag selection dialog is displayed. 4. Select the desired tag, or create a new tag. Edit the properties of the tag in the tag selection dialog. If necessary, specify a start value for the tag. 5. Apply the settings by clicking OK and save the layout. See also How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Trend Control (Page 5-82) Creating Page Layouts 5-86 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 135. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.4 Modify output options for WinCC Function Trend Control 5.9.4.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Function Trend Control Introduction The "WinCC Function Trend Control/Picture" report object is used to output process data as function of another tag from the process value, compression and user archives in the form of a trend. You can define static parameters for each trend and for some properties of Control. Requirements • The WinCC Function Trend Control/Picture object is pasted into the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • Process value archives, compression archives or user archives are inserted • Archive tags have been inserted Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-87
  • 136. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, click the entry "Parameterization". The dialog with the Control properites is displayed. 2. Configure in the Columns tab the columns you want to output. – Configure, if required, the setpoint trend for each trend – Define the display format for each trend – Define the display line weight for each trend 3. Define the Control properties in the General tab. Only the non-grayed options can be customized for report output. 4. In the Data Link tab, configure the data supply for the trends with archive tags or from user archives. 5. In the X-Axis and Y-Axis tabs, configure the axis properties for each trend. Creating Page Layouts 5-88 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 137. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation See also Configuring the dynamic parameters of the WinCC Function Trend Control (Page 5-89) 5.9.4.2 Configuring the dynamic parameters of the WinCC Function Trend Control Introduction The "WinCC Function Trend Control/Picture" report object is used to output process data as function of another tag from the process value, compression and user archives in the form of a trend. You can define dynamic parameters for each trend and for some properties of Control. For a print job, the dynamizable parameters of WinCC Function Trend Control are provided with the current values of the assigned WinCC tags during runtime. Value are supplied to WinCC tag through scripts, process-controlled actions or via other WinCC applications. An overview of the Runtime documentation parameters that can be dynamized is included in chapter Dynamizable Parameters for Runtime Documentation. Requirements • The WinCC Function Trend Control/Picture object is pasted into the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • Process value archives, compression archives or user archives are inserted • Archive tags have been inserted • You have inserted the trends for the output via the static parameters. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-89
  • 138. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, click the entry "Dynamized Parameterization". The dialog with the list of dynamizable properties opens. 2. In the Parameter list, click the property of a trend or control you want to dynamize. When you click with the mouse the "?" icon, you will get the following information: – Description of the properties – Format of the properties – Suitable tag type 3. Click the tag selection symbol on the upper right side. The tag selection dialog is displayed. 4. Select the desired tag, or create a new tag. Edit the properties of the tag in the tag selection dialog. If necessary, specify a start value for the tag. 5. Apply the settings by clicking OK and save the layout. See also How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Function Trend Control (Page 5-87) Creating Page Layouts 5-90 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 139. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.5 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control 5.9.5.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control Introduction The "WinCC Alarm Control/Table" report object is used to output the message lists in a tabular format. For the output, define a message list and configure the static parameters of the message list. Requirements • The "WinCC Alarm Control/Table" object is pasted into the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • Message configuration has been carried out in Alarm Logging Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-91
  • 140. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, click the entry "Parameterization". The dialog with the Control properites is displayed. 2. Define the message list you want to output in the General tab. Configure the Control properties. Only the non-grayed options can be customized for report output. 3. In the Message Blocks tab, configure the message blocks that are to be considered for the message list output. Creating Page Layouts 5-92 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 141. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 4. Assign the message blocks to the table columns of the message list in the Message List tab. Click the "Selection..." button to open a dialog where you define the messages you want to output. See also How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control (Page 5-94) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-93
  • 142. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.5.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control Introduction The "WinCC Alarm Control/Table" report object is used to output the message lists in a tabular format. You can define dynamic parameters for output to message lists. In Runtime, the dynamic parameters are read from the system and written to the WinCC tags. The start values of the tags are overwritten. Value are supplied to WinCC tag through scripts, process-controlled actions or via other WinCC applications. An overview of the Runtime documentation parameters that can be dynamized is included in chapter Dynamizable Parameters for Runtime Documentation. Requirements • The "WinCC Alarm Control/Table" object is pasted into the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • Message configuration has been carried out in Alarm Logging • You have configured the message list for the output via the static parameters. Creating Page Layouts 5-94 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 143. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, click the entry "Dynamized Parameterization". The dialog with the list of dynamizable properties opens. 2. In the Parameter list, click the property you want to dynamize. When you click with the mouse the "?" icon, you will get the following information: – Description of the properties – Format of the properties – Suitable tag type 3. Click the tag selection symbol on the upper right side. The tag selection dialog is displayed. 4. Select the desired tag, or create a new tag. Edit the properties of the tag in the tag selection dialog. If necessary, specify a start value for the tag. 5. Apply the settings by clicking OK and save the layout. See also How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control (Page 5-91) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-95
  • 144. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.6 Changing Output Options for Message Reports from Alarm Logging 5.9.6.1 How to Change the Output Options for Message Reports from Alarm Logging Runtime Introduction The following options are available for the runtime output of messages from the message list or the message archive: • Output of the current view of the Alarm Logging Control To receive the current view of the Alarm Logging Control, all you need to do is enable a predefined button in the Alarm Logging Control. For more details, please see chapter Logging messages in Runtime. • Output of a user specific selection of messages For this purpose, the following objects are available in the Page Layout Editor: Archive report The object is linked to the Alarm Logging message archive and serves to object display the messages recorded there in a log. Message report The object is linked to the Alarm Logging Runtime and serves to display object the current message list in a log. The object also provides a message sequence report in a page layout. The output data selection procedure is the same for both objects. In the following, the steps are described for the message report. In order to return a user-specific selection of messages, you can use a pre-defined layout, or create your own layout. You can also create multiple layouts, filter the messages through the selection criteria, and return them in separate logs. For the layout output, you need to configure a job. For more details, please refer to chapter Creating Print Jobs for Runtime Documentation. Requirements • The object Message Report has already been inserted in the layout • The inserted object has been selected • The Object Properties window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. • Message configuration has been carried out in Alarm Logging. Editing Options For the objects Archive Report and Message Report, you can select the data from the message system as well as the time base. Creating Page Layouts 5-96 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 145. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. Open the Link tab in the Object Properties window and double-click the entry Selection in the list of editing options. The Alarm Logging Runtime: Report Table Selection dialog is opened. 2. Select the output data using the dialog. The dialog is described under Selection of Data for a Message Report. 3. Apply the settings by clicking OK. See also How to Modify the Time Range (Page 5-97) How to Modify the Time Range (Page 5-104) Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output (Page 6-4) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) Selection of the Data for a Message Report (Page 5-99) 5.9.6.2 How to Modify the Time Range Introduction By changing the base for time specifications, you can convert the indicated time in the time stamp to a different time base. These indicated times are only converted for output in the log; they are not written back to the Alarm Log or Tag Log, or user archives. If, for example, you want to output the data of a remote computer in another time zone, you can use this function to ensure that the data is output with a comparable time. If, in this case, both computers worked with the time base "Local Time", the two systems would contain logs with different time specifications. The results would not be directly comparable. You can find additional information in the section "Adjusting the Time Settings in the Project". If you change the time base for the output, ensure that the time reference is also output in the report. For example, specify an identifier in the alias for the "Time" message block. For more details, please refer to "Selection of data for a message report". Requirements • The object "Message report" has already been inserted in the layout • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. • Message configuration has been carried out in Alarm Logging. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-97
  • 146. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Edit Options For the objects "Archive report" and "Message report", you can select the data from the message system as well as the time base. Procedure 1. In the "Object Properties" window, you can also change the base for time specifications. To do that, double-click the entry "Base for time specifications" in the list of editing options. The following dialog will open. 2. Select the required time base and confirm your selection with "OK". 3. Modify the external form of the object, if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 4. Close the "Object Properties" dialog and save the layout. See also How to Change the Output Options for User Archive Tables (Page 5-101) How to Change the Output Options for Message Reports from Alarm Logging Runtime (Page 5-96) Creating Page Layouts 5-98 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 147. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 5.9.6.3 Selection of the Data for a Message Report Data Selection The "Alarm Logging Runtime: Report Table Column Selection dialog is used to select the data to output in the message report or the message archive report. It allows you to select the servers, message blocks, and filter criteria for alarm output. Selecting the Servers Server selection is only necessary if you: • generate the message reports on a WinCC Client. or • in distributed systems, generate the message reports for one server on another server. In the "Selection: Server from the Project Data" area, you can select the servers whose messages are to be logged. Only those servers whose "packages" have been loaded are offered. The selected servers are displayed in the window. In the case of a single-user and multi-user project this selection is not required. Dynamization of Server Selection by Means of a WinCC Variable You can dynamize server selection in order to select servers when a project is activated directly before logging is started. The report system reads the value from the variable at runtime. If the variable cannot be read, the configured value is used. 1. Select the "Variable" check box. The text box and the folder button are activated. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-99
  • 148. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation 2. Use the folder button to open the variable selection dialog. Select the desired variable there, and close the variable selection dialog. Alternatively, enter the variable name directly in the text box. Configure value assignment to the WinCC variable. You will find more information in the section "Types of Dynamization". Selecting Message Blocks In the "Assignment: Message Blocks -> Table Columns" area, you can define the message blocks for output in the report. In the "Message Blocks" area, select the desired message blocks from the list of existing message blocks. Insert the message blocks, individually or in groups, in the current column sequence list using the controls provided in the dialog. Editing the Properties of the Message Blocks From the list of the current column sequence of the report you can select individual message blocks and edit their properties. To do this, select a message block from the current column sequence of the report and click the "Properties" button. You can now assign an alias to the block name and change the format for the date and time message blocks. The appearance of the dialog that opens depends on the type of message block selected. The changes are only effective for the output of the report and are not written back to the Alarm Logging. If the "Use Aliases" check box is selected, the configured aliases are output as the column headings. The aliases cannot be configured for multiple languages. If the check box is cleared, the names of the message blocks are used as column headings. If the language is changed, the names stored for the message blocks in the text library are output. By default, the check box is cleared. If the "Use Aliases" check box is selected and there are no aliases configured, the names of the message blocks are output. Setting Filter Criteria for Alarm Output In the "Filter Criteria for Alarm Output" area you can use the "Selection..." button to display the dialog for setting criteria for alarm output. In the selection dialog, choose your selection criteria by checking the appropriate boxes. When you apply the settings by clicking the "OK" button, the selected selection criteria are displayed in the "Filter Criteria for Alarm Output" area. The individual arguments are always ANDed. You will find more information in the section "Filter Criteria for Alarm Output". You can also make a selection in the print job by means of the size or time range. Additional information can be found in the chapter "Print Jobs in WinCC". Dynamization by Means of the Configuration Dialog Instead of setting the dynamics through WinCC tags, you can use the configuration dialog as well. To do this, select the option "Configuration dialog" from the "Dialog" area of the selected print job. At the start of the runtime output, the configuration dialog will then be launched. Through this configuration dialog, you can open the dialog Alarm Logging Runtime: Report Table Selection described above, and modify the settings directly before the output. For further details, please see the chapter "Changing output options in runtime". Creating Page Layouts 5-100 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 149. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation See also Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output (Page 6-4) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) 5.9.7 Changing Output Options for User Archive Tables 5.9.7.1 How to Change the Output Options for User Archive Tables Introduction The log object User Archive Runtime/Table is available for the output of runtime data from a user archive or a view. The object is linked to user archives and provides data output from the selected user archive/view. The output data selection procedure is the same for user archives and views. In the following, the steps are described for a user archive. To return the current view of the User Archive Table Control, you only need to activate a pre- defined button in this control. For more details, please refer to chapter Data Output from User Archives. In order to return a user-specific selection of data, you can use a pre-defined layout, or create your own layout. For the layout output, you need to configure a job. For more details, please refer to chapter Creating Print Jobs for Runtime Documentation. Requirements • The object User Archive Runtime Table has already been inserted in the layout. • The inserted object has been selected. • The Object Properties window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. • At least one user archive has been created Editing Options For the object User Archive Runtime/Table, you can select the data from a user archive or a view, as well as the time base. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-101
  • 150. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. Open the Link tab in the Object Properties window and double-click the entry Table Selection in the list of editing options. This opens the Table Selection dialog. 2. Use the dialog to configure the selection of data for output. The dialog is described under Selection of Data for User Archive Tables. 3. Apply the settings by clicking OK. See also How to Modify the Time Range (Page 5-104) How to Modify the Time Range (Page 5-97) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) Selection of Data for the User Archive Table (Page 5-102) 5.9.7.2 Selection of Data for the User Archive Table Data Selection The "Table selection" dialog serves to choose a user archive/view, select the table columns, and specify the filter conditions and sorting. Creating Page Layouts 5-102 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 151. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Selecting a user archive/view In the "Archive/View" area, you can select one of the user archives/views that are available in the project. Clicking on the Folder button will open the Package Browser which lets you select a user archive/view. You can choose from all user archives/views of the servers whose packages were loaded. Selecting the columns Following the selection of an archive/view, you can choose the desired columns from the archive/view. When a column is selected, its properties become unlocked. Use the dialog to specify the format, orientation, number of places returned in the output, etc., for each column. Setting filter conditions In the "Filter condition" area, you can use SQL statements to set the filter conditions for the output values from the archive database. To write up the filter conditions, you need to be familiar with the database language SQL. For further information, please refer to the user archive help. Setting the sorting In the "Sorting" area, you can use SQL statements to set the sorting conditions for the output values from the archive database. To write up the sorting conditions, you need to be familiar with the database language SQL. For further information, please refer to the user archive help. Dynamization through a WinCC variable You can make the archive/view selection as well as the filter and sorting conditions dynamic with WinCC variables in order to carry out the selection directly before the logging is triggered with an activated project. The report system reads the value from the variable at runtime. If the variable cannot be read, the configured value is used. 1. Activate the "Tag" check box in the corresponding area of the dialog. The text box and the folder button are activated. 2. Use the folder button to open the variable selection dialog. Select the desired variable there, and close the variable selection dialog. Alternatively, enter the variable name directly in the text box. Configure value assignment to the WinCC variable. You will find more information in the section "Types of Dynamization". Dynamization by Means of the Configuration Dialog Instead of setting the dynamics through WinCC tags, you can use the configuration dialog as well. To do this, select the option "Configuration dialog" from the "Dialog" area of the selected print job. At the start of the runtime output, the configuration dialog will then be launched. Through this configuration dialog, you can open the dialog "Table selection" described above, and modify the settings directly before the output. For further details, please see the chapter "Changing output options in runtime". Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-103
  • 152. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation See also How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) 5.9.7.3 How to Modify the Time Range Introduction By changing the base for time specifications, you can convert the indicated time in the time stamp to a different time base. These indicated times are only converted for output in the log; they are not written back to the Alarm Log or Tag Log, or user archives. If, for example, you want to output the data of a remote computer in another time zone, you can use this function to ensure that the data is output with a comparable time. If, in this case, both computers worked with the time base "Local Time", the two systems would contain logs with different time specifications. The results would not be directly comparable. You can find additional information in the section "Adjusting the Time Settings in the Project". If you change the time base for the output, ensure that the time reference is also output in the report. For example, specify an identifier in the alias for the "Time" message block. For more details, please refer to "Selection of data for a message report". Requirements • The object "Message report" has already been inserted in the layout • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. • Message configuration has been carried out in Alarm Logging. Edit Options For the objects "Archive report" and "Message report", you can select the data from the message system as well as the time base. Creating Page Layouts 5-104 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 153. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. In the "Object Properties" window, you can also change the base for time specifications. To do that, double-click the entry "Base for time specifications" in the list of editing options. The following dialog will open. 2. Select the required time base and confirm your selection with "OK". 3. Modify the external form of the object, if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 4. Close the "Object Properties" dialog and save the layout. See also How to Change the Output Options for User Archive Tables (Page 5-101) How to Change the Output Options for Message Reports from Alarm Logging Runtime (Page 5-96) 5.9.8 How to Change the Output Options for CSV Provider Tables Introduction The log object "CSV provider table" is available for the output of user-specific data from a data source in CSV format. The object can be linked to a data source in CSV format and returns the data from this source as a table in a WinCC protocol. Requirements • The object "CSV Provider Table" has already been inserted in the layout • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. • A CSV file is provided, or the file name is known Edit Options For the object "CSV provider table", you can select a CSV file for the output. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-105
  • 154. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Procedure 1. Open the "Link" tab in the "Object Properties" window and double-click the entry "CSV table selection" in the list of editing options. This opens the "CSV table selection" dialog. 2. Use the "..." button to open the file selection dialog. Navigate to the desired CSV data source and select it, or enter the path and file name directly in the input field. 3. To take over the font and font size from the file, enable the corresponding check boxes in the dialog. If those boxes are not checked, the settings will be taken from the attributes of the object properties. 4. Confirm your entries with "OK." 5. You can modify the external form of the object, if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tab of the "Object properties" window. 6. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Changing the Output Options Dynamization through a WinCC variable To render the selection of output data more flexible, you can make the file selection dynamic. This way, you can select the CSV file whose content is to be returned in runtime directly before the output. The report system reads the value from the variable at runtime. If the variable cannot be read, the configured value is used. 1. Activate the "Tag" check box in the corresponding area of the dialog. The text box and the folder button are activated. 2. Use the folder button to open the variable selection dialog. Select the desired variable there, and close the variable selection dialog. Alternatively, enter the variable name directly in the text box. Configure value assignment to the WinCC variable. You will find more information in the section "Types of Dynamization". Creating Page Layouts 5-106 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 155. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Dynamization by Means of the Configuration Dialog Instead of setting the dynamics through WinCC tags, you can use the configuration dialog as well. To do this, select the option "Configuration dialog" from the "Dialog" area of the selected print job. At the start of the runtime output, the configuration dialog will then be launched. Through this configuration dialog, you can open the dialog "CSV table selection" described above, and modify the settings directly before the output. For further details, please see the chapter "Changing output options in runtime". Changing the format options You can modify the external form of the object, if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tab of the "Object properties" dialog. The font and font size settings are applied only when the corresponding checkboxes in the "CSV table selection" dialog have not been activated. If the above mentioned check boxes are activated, the formatting information will be taken from the CSV file. In the CSV data source, you can add control characters for font size, font, color and alignment, etc. For information regarding formatting with control characters, please refer to chapter Reporting Requirements for a CSV Data Source. See also Requests to a CSV File for Reporting (Page 6-1) How to Change the Output Options for CSV Provider Trends (Page 5-107) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) 5.9.9 How to Change the Output Options for CSV Provider Trends Introduction The "CSV provider trend" report object is available for the output of user-specific data from a data source in CSV format. The object can be linked to a data source in CSV format and returns the data from this source as a curve in a WinCC protocol. Requirements • The object "CSV Provider Trend" has already been inserted in the layout • The inserted object has been selected. • The "Object properties" window is open • You are familiar with the Link tab. • A CSV file is provided, or the file name is known Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-107
  • 156. Working with Objects 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation Edit Options For the object "CSV Provider Trend", you can select a CSV file for the output. Procedure 1. Open the "Link" tab in the "Object Properties" window and double-click the entry "CSV table selection" in the list of editing options. This opens the "CSV table selection" dialog. 2. Use the "..." button to open the file selection dialog. Navigate to the desired CSV data source and select it, or enter the path and file name directly in the input field. 3. Confirm your entries with "OK." 4. You can modify the external form of the object, if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tab of the "Object properties" window. 5. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Changing the Output Options Dynamization through a WinCC variable To render the selection of output data more flexible, you can make the file selection dynamic. This way, you can select the CSV file whose content is to be returned in runtime directly before the output. The report system reads the value from the variable at runtime. If the variable cannot be read, the configured value is used. 1. Activate the "Tag" check box in the corresponding area of the dialog. The text box and the folder button are activated. 2. Use the folder button to open the variable selection dialog. Select the desired variable there, and close the variable selection dialog. Alternatively, enter the variable name directly in the text box. Configure value assignment to the WinCC variable. You will find more information in the section "Types of Dynamization". Creating Page Layouts 5-108 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 157. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Dynamization by Means of the Configuration Dialog Instead of setting the dynamics through WinCC tags, you can use the configuration dialog as well. To do this, select the option "Configuration dialog" from the "Dialog" area of the selected print job. At the start of the runtime output, the configuration dialog will then be launched. Through this configuration dialog, you can open the dialog "CSV trend selection" described above, and modify the settings directly before the output. For further details, please see the chapter "Changing output options in runtime". Changing the format options In the CSV data source, you can add control characters for the layout of the trend output. Numerous options are available. For information regarding formatting with control characters, please refer to the chapter "Reporting requirements for a CSV data source". See also Requests to a CSV File for Reporting (Page 6-1) How to Change the Output Options for CSV Provider Tables (Page 5-105) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) 5.10 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5.10.1 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Introduction In this chapter, you will find details regarding the available objects of the page layout editor for the project documentation. You will learn how to work with the objects, and what are the basic conditions for each object. The project documentation objects are provided for the report output of configured data. The objects are linked to the corresponding WinCC applications and return the configuration data of the WinCC project for output in a report. The objects for project documentation can only be inserted in the dynamic part of a page layout. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-109
  • 158. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Some objects provide an option to select output data. This allows you to restrict the output to the data you currently need. For some of these objects, the selection options are identical. For each type of selection, this chapter will describe the changes that can be made to the output options. The relevant objects are listed with the descriptions. The other objects do not offer an option to select output data. There are 3 types of these objects. The editing steps to change the output options are identical for objects of the same type and are described once for each object type. Objects without data selection The following object types are available: Dynamic text Dynamic metafile Dynamic table The modification of output options is described for each of these object types. • Changing output options for dynamic texts • Changing output options for dynamic metafiles • Changing output options for dynamic tables without data selection Creating Page Layouts 5-110 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 159. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Tables without Data Selection (Page 5-142) How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Metafiles (Page 5-141) How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Texts (Page 5-139) How to Call up the Selection Dialogs (Page 5-111) 5.10.2 How to Call up the Selection Dialogs Selection dialogs are called in the same way for all project documentation objects. The selection options depend on the object in question. Requirements • A project documentation object has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Procedure 1. Open the branching node(s) on the left of the Link tab. Choose and entry and select it. The list of editing options will then show the item "Selection...". The available selection type depends on the object which was chosen from the object tree. 2. Double-click on the entry "Selection...". This will open the corresponding selection dialog. Depending on the object, you may be given several selection options in the area on the right. In this case, make your selections one after the other. When a selection has been made, its symbol on the right will be checked with a red mark. The entry "Element" is used for internal purposes only. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-111
  • 160. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation If the left side of the window contains several hierarchical entries, the subentries may offer various selection options, too. This depends on the object in question. It allows you to carry out a hierarchical selection. In the picture above, for example, the entry "Object" was marked in the window on the left; the objects can now be selected in the window on the right. The entry "Attributes" is then marked on the left. The attributes can now be selected on the right. In the output, only the selected attributes for the objects chosen in the previous step will be returned. For an overview of available objects and output options for each component of WinCC, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation". See also How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Connection List (Page 5-138) How to Change the Output Options for the Tag Table of WinCC Explorer (Page 5-135) How to Change the Output Options for the Language Selection from the Text Library (Page 5-133) How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of the Archive Tags from Tag Logging (Page 5-129) How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Archives from Tag Logging (Page 5-126) How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Action types (Page 5-124) How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Object Statistics (Page 5-123) How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Attributes (Page 5-120) How to Change the Output options for the Selection of the Picture Statistics (Page 5-119) How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Views (Page 5-117) How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of User Archives (Page 5-114) How to Change Output Options for Single Message from Alarm Logging CS (Page 5-113) Creating Page Layouts 5-112 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 161. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5.10.3 How to Change Output Options for Single Message from Alarm Logging CS Introduction The object "Single Messages" allows you to output all, or individually selected, messages from Alarm Logging in a report. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "Alarm Logging CS". Requirements • Messages must be configured in Alarm Logging. • The object "Single Messages" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options Of all the objects for the Alarm Logging project documentation, the object "Single Messages" is the only one that provides the option to select your output data. For further information, please see the chapter "Project documentation in Alarm Logging". Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Single messages". The list of editing options will then show the item "Selection". 2. Double-click on the entry "Selection". The Alarm Logging CS dialog: Selecting Single Messages dialog is opened. If the "All single messages" checkbox is checked, all configured single messages that are available at the time the report is generated will be returned. The buttons for accepting the messages will only be enabled when the checkbox "All single messages" has been deactivated. 3. Select the desired items from the list of available single messages and add them individually or in groups, using the dialog buttons, to the list of selected single messages. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-113
  • 162. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5. Modify the external form of the object "Single Messages", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tab. 6. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) 5.10.4 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of User Archives Introduction The object "Archive" allows you to output the configuration data of user archives in a report. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "User archive configuration". Requirements • A user archive must have been created. • The object "Archives" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options The objects "Archive" and "Views" are available for the project documentation of the user archive configuration. Both objects offer options to select data for output. For further information about the "Views" object, please see the chapter "Changing output options for the selection of views". Creating Page Layouts 5-114 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 163. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Archives". The list of editing options will then show the item "Archive selection". 2. Double-click on the entry "Archive selection". This will open the Archive selection dialog. If the "All" checkbox is checked, all configured archives that are available at the time the report is generated will be returned. 3. From the list of available archives, select one or more for output. 4. Activate the check boxes for the archive attributes which you want to appear in the report. 5. To include archive field information in the output, activate the checkbox "Display fields". 6. Activate the check boxes for the field attributes which you want to appear in the report. 7. Confirm the selection with "OK". 8. Modify the external form of the object "Views", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 9. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Note If multiple user archives were selected, the selection of archive attributes will be applied to all selected user archives. If the checkbox "All" is activated, the configuration data of all user archives within the WinCC project will be returned. The selection of archive attributes applies to all user archives in this case as well. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-115
  • 164. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation The following table shows all the attributes that can be returned. The functions of the attributes are briefly described. Attributes Description ID ID of the user archive or field. Name Name of the user archive or field. Alias Alias name of the user archive or field. Type Shows whether a user archive belongs to the type Limited or Unlimited (maximum number of data records limited or unlimited). With fields, the type is the same as the tag type. Size The size of the user archive. Changed The date of the last change. Com. Type Communication type of the connection between user archive and automation level. PLCID Identification number for the connection between user archive and automation level. Variable For archives, the name of the WinCC tag for the connection to the automation level. For fields, the value in the user archive field. ID tag Name of the control tag "ID". Job tag Name of the control tag "Job". Field tag Name of the control tag "Field". Value tag Name of the control tag "Value". Reading rights Reading rights allocated for an archive or archive field. Write protection Writing rights allocated for an archive or archive field. Flags) Information about set flags. For archives: Flag for last access, output = LA Flag for last user, output = U For fields: Flag for Field must possess a value, output = NN Flag for Field must possess a unique value, output = U Flag for Field should be supported by an index, output = I Length Length of the user archive field. Decimal places Number of decimal places in the user archive field. Minimum Configured minimum value of the user archive field. Maximum Configured maximum value of the user archive field. Start value Configured start value of the user archive field. See also How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Views (Page 5-117) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Creating Page Layouts 5-116 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 165. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5.10.5 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Views Introduction The object "Views" allows you to return the configuration data for views of user archives in a report. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "User archive configuration". Requirements • A view must have been created. • The object "Views" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options The objects "Archive" and "Views" are available for the project documentation of the user archive configuration. Both objects offer options to select data for output. For further information about the object "Archives", please see the chapter "Changing output options for the selection of user archives". Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Views". The list of editing options will then show the item "View selection". 2. Double-click on the entry "View selection". This will open the View selection dialog. If the "All" checkbox is active, all configured views that are available at the time the report is generated will be returned. 3. From the list of available views, select one or more for output. 4. Activate the check boxes for the view attributes which you want to appear in the report. 5. To include view column information in the output, activate the checkbox "Display columns". Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-117
  • 166. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 6. Activate the check boxes for the columns which you want to appear in the report. 7. Confirm the selection with "OK". 8. Modify the external form of the object "Views", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 9. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Note If multiple views were selected, the selection of view attributes will be applied to all selected views. If the checkbox "All" is activated, the configuration data of all views within the WinCC project will be returned. The selection of view attributes applies to all views in this case as well. The following table shows all the attributes that can be returned. The functions of the attributes are briefly described. Attributes Description ID ID of the view or column. Name Name of the view or column. Alias Alias name of the view or column. Relation Shows the relation between the user archive fields in a view. Changed Date and time of the last change. Archive ID ID of the user archive. archive Name of the user archive. Field ID ID of the user archive field. Array Name of the user archive field. See also How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of User Archives (Page 5-114) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Creating Page Layouts 5-118 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 167. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5.10.6 How to Change the Output options for the Selection of the Picture Statistics Introduction The object "Picture Statistics" allows you to output the statistics data for the pictures of the Graphic Designer in a report. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "Graphics Designer/Picture". Requirements • A Graphics Designer picture must have been created. • The object "Picture statistics" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options For the object "Picture statistics", you can select the statistic data. For an overview of available objects for the product documentation of the Graphics Designer and their output options, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation in the Graphics Designer". Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Picture Statistics". The list of editing options will then show the item "Statistics data for the picture". 2. Double-click on the entry "Statistics data for the picture". This will open the dialog "Selection of picture statistics". If the checkbox "with descriptive column" is checked, a descriptive column will be returned along with the statistics data. 3. Choose the desired items from the list of selection options and add them individually or in groups, using the dialog buttons, to the list of selected data. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-119
  • 168. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 4. Using the "Up" and "Down" buttons, specify the output sequence of the tags. 5. Confirm the selection with "OK". 6. Modify the external form of the object "Picture Statistics", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 7. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Output with descriptive column Picture name PictureDocumentation.Pdl Creation date 23.07.2002 13:33:47 Number of objects in the picture 1 Number of objects with tag connection 0 Output without descriptive column PictureDocumentation.Pdl 23.07.2002 13:33:47 1 0 See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) 5.10.7 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Attributes Introduction The object "Attributes" facilitates the output of configuration data for the attributes of Graphics Designer pictures and objects within in a report. The provided selection options allow you to limit the output to relevant information. You have two choices: • All with tag connection – Returns all attributes which are linked to a tag. • All with action connection – Returns all attributes which are linked to an action. • All not interconnected – Returns all attributes which are not dynamic. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "Graphics Designer/Picture," and under "Graphics Designer/Picture/Object". Creating Page Layouts 5-120 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 169. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Requirements • A Graphics Designer picture must have been created. • The object "Attributes" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options For the "Attributes" object of a picture, you can select the attributes as well as the table data. For the "Attributes" object of an object within a picture, you can additionally select the objects. Only the table data of the selected objects will be returned then. For further information, please see the chapter "Calling the selection dialogs". For an overview of available objects for the product documentation of the Graphics Designer and their output options, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation in the Graphics Designer". Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Attributes". The list of editing options will then show the entries "Selection of attributes" and "Table data". 2. Double-click on the entry "Selection of attributes". This will open the dialog "Selection of attributes". Make your choices from the list of selection options. 3. Click on the "Default Attributes" button. This will open the dialog "List of default attributes". Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-121
  • 170. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Select the attributes that are to be returned always. Confirm the selection with "OK". 4. In the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" window, double-click the entry "Table data". This will open the dialog "Selection of table data". 5. From the list of selection options, choose the info columns which are to appear in the attribute data table. 6. Confirm the selection with "OK". 7. Modify the external form of the object "Attributes", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 8. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) How to Call up the Selection Dialogs (Page 5-111) Creating Page Layouts 5-122 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 171. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5.10.8 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Object Statistics Introduction The object "Object Statistics" allows you to output the statistics data for the objects within the pictures of the Graphic Designer in a report. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "Graphics Designer/Picture/Object". Requirements • A Graphics Designer picture must have been created. • The object "Object Statistics" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options For the object "Object Statistics", you can select the objects as well as the statistics data. Only the statistics data of the selected objects will be returned then. For further information, please see the chapter "Calling the selection dialogs". For an overview of available objects for the product documentation of the Graphics Designer and their output options, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation in the Graphics Designer". Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Object". The list of editing options will then show the item "Selection of Objects". 2. Double-click on the entry "Selection of objects". This will open the dialog "Selection of objects". Specify whether all objects should appear in the output, or only dynamic objects from Graphics Designer pictures. Confirm the selection with "OK". Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-123
  • 172. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 3. On the left of the "Object Properties" window, select the entry "Object statistics". This will open the dialog "Statistics on the Object". If the checkbox "with descriptive column" is checked, a descriptive column will be returned along with the statistics data. 4. Choose the desired items from the list of selection options and add them individually or in groups, using the dialog buttons, to the list of selected data. 5. Using the "Up" and "Down" buttons, specify the output sequence of the tags. 6. Confirm the selection with "OK". 7. Modify the external form of the object "Picture Statistics", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 8. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) How to Call up the Selection Dialogs (Page 5-111) 5.10.9 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Action types Introduction The objects "Trigger" and "Source text" facilitate the output of configuration data for the actions within Graphics Designer pictures and objects in a report. You have two choices: • All – Returns all elements with actions. Also returns all elements which have not yet been configured at the time of this selection. Creating Page Layouts 5-124 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 173. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation • Assignment actions – Returns all elements with assignment actions. • No assignment actions – Returns all elements without assignment actions. The objects are located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "Graphics Designer/Actions", and under "Graphics Designer/Picture/Actions". Requirements • A Graphics Designer picture must have been created. • One of the objects "Trigger" or "Source text" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options You can select the actions for the objects "Trigger" and "Source text" of a picture. For the objects "Trigger" and "Source text" of an object within a picture, you can additionally select the objects. Only the action data of the selected objects will then be returned. For further information, please see the chapter "Calling the selection dialogs". For an overview of available objects for the product documentation of the Graphics Designer and their output options, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation in the Graphics Designer". Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Actions". The list of editing options will then show the item "Selection of actions". 2. Double-click on the entry "Selection of actions". This will open the dialog "Selection of action types". Select the action types you want. 3. Confirm the selection with "OK". 4. Modify the external form of the object, if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 5. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-125
  • 174. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) How to Call up the Selection Dialogs (Page 5-111) 5.10.10 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Archives from Tag Logging Introduction The objects "Process value archive" and "Compressed archive" facilitate the output of configuration data for process value and compressed archives in a report. The objects are located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "Tag Logging CS/Archives". Requirements • A process value or compressed archive must have been created. • One of the objects "Process value archive" or "Compressed archive" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options For the objects "Process value archive" and "Compressed archive", you can select both the archives and the archive data. For an overview of available objects for the Tag Logging product documentation and their output options, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation in Tag Logging". Selection of Archives 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select an entry, either "Process value archive" or "Compressed archive". The list of editing options will then show the item "Archive names". 2. Double-click on the entry "Archive names". The Tag Logging CS: Archive Selection dialog is opened. Creating Page Layouts 5-126 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 175. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation If the "All archives" checkbox is checked, the data of all archives will be returned. An existing selection will be preserved in the dialog. 3. Choose the desired items from the list of available archives and add them individually or in groups, using the dialog buttons, to the list of selected data. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". Selection of Process Value Archive Data 1. In the "Object Properties" window, select the entry "Process value archive". The list of editing options will then show the item "Process value archive data". 2. Double-click on the entry "Process value archive data". The Tag Logging CS: Process Archive Data Selection dialog is opened. 3. Choose the configuration data you want to appear in the output. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". 5. Modify the external form of the object "Process value archive", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 6. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-127
  • 176. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation The following table shows all the attributes that can be returned. The functions of the attributes are briefly described. Attributes Description Comment Brief description or comments about the archive. Archive type Type of the selected archive, here: Process value archive. Server name Server which is accessed by the archive. Authorization Authorization for read or write access. Action During archive Specified action which is triggered by certain events. start/Enable Archiving at system start Returns the starting type of the archive. Archive type Type of the selected archive, short-term or long-term archive. Fill level message Edited fill level messages for the archive. Size in data records Specified number of data records which can be stored in a short- term archive. Memory location Storage location for swap-out. Action for relocating the short- Specified action for swap-out. term archive Variable The configured archive tags. Selection of compressed archive data 1. In the "Object Properties" window, select the entry "Compressed archive". The list of editing options will then show the item "Compressed archive data". 2. Double-click the entry "Compressed archive data". The Tag Logging CS: Compressed Archive Data Selection dialog is opened. 3. Choose the configuration data you want to appear in the output. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". 5. Modify the external form of the object "Compressed archive", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 6. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Creating Page Layouts 5-128 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 177. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation The following table shows all the attributes that can be returned. The functions of the attributes are briefly described. Attributes Description Comment Brief description or comments about the archive. Archive type Type of the selected archive, here: Compressed archive. Server name Server which is accessed by the archive. Authorization Authorization for read or write access. Action During archive start/Enable Specified action which is triggered by certain events. Archive type Type of the selected archive, short-term or long-term archive. Compressed archive Name of the compressed archive. Archiving at system start Returns the starting type of the archive. Variable The configured archive tags. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) How to Call up the Selection Dialogs (Page 5-111) 5.10.11 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of the Archive Tags from Tag Logging Introduction The objects "Process value archive tag" and "Compressed archive tag" facilitate the output of configuration data for process value and compressed archive tags in a report. The objects are located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "Tag Logging CS/Archives". Requirements • A process value or compressed archive must have been created. • One of the objects "Process value archive tag" or "Compressed archive tag" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-129
  • 178. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Edit Options For the objects "Process value archive tag" and "Compressed archive tag", you can select the archives, tags and tag data. For an overview of available objects for the Tag Logging product documentation and their output options, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation in Tag Logging". Selection of the Process Value Archive Tag 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select an entry, either "Process value archive tag" or "Compressed archive tag". The list of editing options will then show the item "Tag". 2. Double-click the "Tag" entry. The Tag Logging CS: Archive Tag Selection dialog is opened. In the "Archive" area, select one or more tag types. 3. In the "Archive" area, choose a process value archive from the selection list. The process tags of the selected type which are available in the system are shown in the "Available" window. 4. Choose the desired items from the list of available tags and add them individually or in groups, using the dialog buttons, to the list of selected data. 5. Confirm the selection with "OK". Creating Page Layouts 5-130 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 179. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Selection of Process Value Archive Tag Data 1. In the "Object Properties" window, select the entry "Process value archive tag". The list of editing options will then show the item "Tag data". 2. Double-click the "Tag data" entry. The Tag Logging CS: Tag Data Selection dialog is opened. 3. Choose the configuration data you want to appear in the output. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". 5. Modify the external form of the object "Process value archive tag", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 6. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. The following table shows all the attributes that can be returned. The functions of the attributes are briefly described. Attributes Description Archiving at system start Returns the starting type of the archive tag. Archiving type Archiving type: acyclic, cyclic-continuous or cyclic-selective archiving. Process tag name Names of the corresponding WinCC tags. Tag supply Returns the assignment type of the tag. Specifies whether the tag is supplied with data manually, or through the system. Also put archived value in tag Outputs the WinCC tag in which an archived value is additionally written. Cycle Time cycle used for archiving and data display. Number of values Output of values for leader and trailer. Save on error Returns the saving behavior in case of errors. Specifies whether, in case of an error, the last value is saved, or rather a substitute value. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-131
  • 180. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Attributes Description Events Events which trigger archiving. Editing Returns the processing type. Specifies how data is preprocessed, e.g., by calculating an average. Unit Returns the unit of the specified time value. Scaling Returns the scaling type. Name of statuses Returns the names of status 0 and status 1. Archiving on signal change Returns the behavior which has been specified for a signal change. Comment Comments regarding archive tags. Raw data tags Name or ID of the raw data tags. Selection of Compressed Archive Tag Data 1. In the "Object Properties" window, select the entry "Compressed archive tag". The list of editing options will then show the item "Tag data". 2. Double-click the "Tag data" entry. The Tag Logging CS: Tag Data Selection dialog is opened. 3. Choose the configuration data you want to appear in the output. For attribute descriptions, please refer to the table above. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". 5. Modify the external form of the object "Compressed archive tag", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 6. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Creating Page Layouts 5-132 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 181. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation See also How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) 5.10.12 How to Change the Output Options for the Language Selection from the Text Library Introduction The object type "Text Library text table" allows you to insert text from the WinCC text library in the dynamic part of a page layout. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "Text Library". Select the languages for which text is to be returned in a table in the "Language selection" dialog. Requirements • User texts must be configured in the Text Library. • The object "Text Library text table" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options Of all the objects for the Text Library project documentation, the object "Text Library text table" is the only one that provides the option to select your output data. For further information, please see the chapter "Project documentation in the Text Library". Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Text Library text table". The list of editing options will then show the item "Language selection". 2. Double-click the "Language selection" entry. This will open the dialog "Text Library language selection". Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-133
  • 182. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation If the "All" checkbox is checked, all configured languages will be returned. An existing selection in this dialog will be preserved. 3. Choose the desired items from the list of designed languages and add them individually or in groups, using the dialog buttons, to the list of selected languages. 4. Using the "Up" and "Down" buttons, specify the output sequence of the tags. 5. Use the option buttons to specify whether the different languages should appear in the output separately, or arranged horizontally or vertically. 6. Confirm the selection with "OK". 7. Modify the external form of the object "Text Library text table", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 8. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. Specify a table format The layout of the report is specified using the table format option buttons. You can view the effect of your settings in the preview window. The following table formats are available: • If you choose "Separate", each language will be returned in its own table in the report. • If you choose "Horizontal", the text in the selected languages that belongs to one text ID will be returned in one row. With long text or several designed languages, this may well exceed the width of the row. • If you choose "Vertical", the text in the selected languages that belongs to one text ID will be returned in separate rows. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Creating Page Layouts 5-134 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 183. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5.10.13 How to Change the Output Options for the Tag Table of WinCC Explorer Introduction The object "Tags" allows you to return the tags from WinCC Tag Management in a report. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "WinCC Explorer". Requirements • The Tag Management contains some tags. • The object "Tags" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options For the object "Tags", you can select the tags, the tag groups and tag parameters. For the Tag data type, you can also select the output format. For an overview of available objects for the product documentation of the WinCC Explorer and their output options, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation in the WinCC Explorer". Selection of Tag Parameters 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Tags". The list of editing options will then show the item "Selection of tag parameters". 2. Double-click on the entry "Tag parameters". The WinCC Explorer: Selecting Connections dialog is opened. If the "Compact" checkbox is activated, all parameters of a tag will be returned in one row. Else, each parameter will be returned in its own row. If, with output in "Compact" form, the lines are too long for the rows, the rest will be cut off. 3. Activate the check boxes for the output parameters you want to use. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-135
  • 184. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation The following table shows all the tag parameters that can be returned. The functions of the parameters are briefly described. Parameters Description Data type Returns the data type of a tag. Group Includes the allocation to a tag group in the output. Parameters Returns the address parameters of a tag. External tag data Returns information about the external linkage of a tag (e.g., connection, channel unit, channel). Limit values Returns the designed limit values of a tag. Start value Returns a designed start value of a tag. Substitute value Returns a designed substitute value of a tag. Protocol entry Returns information about the type of a configured log entry. Selection of Tag Groups 1. In the "Object Properties" window, select the entry "Tags". The list of editing options will then show the item "Selection of tag groups". 2. Double-click on the entry "Selection of tag groups". The WinCC Explorer: Select Tag Groups dialog is opened. If the "All tag groups" checkbox is active, all available tag groups will be returned. An existing selection in this dialog will be preserved. 3. Select the desired items from the list of available tag groups and add them individually or in groups to the list of selected tag groups, using the dialog buttons. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". Creating Page Layouts 5-136 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 185. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Selection of Tags 1. In the "Object Properties" window, select the entry "Tags". The list of editing options will then show the item "Selection of tags". 2. Double-click the entry "Selection of tags". The WinCC Explorer: Select Tags dialog is opened. If the "All tags" checkbox is active, all available tags will be returned. An existing selection in this dialog will be preserved. 3. To be able to select specific tags, deactivate the checkbox "All tags". This will enable the "Select" button. 4. Click on the "Select" button to open the WinCC tag selection dialog. 5. Select the desired tags individually or in groups. Confirm the selection with "OK". The selected tags will be added to the selection dialog. 6. Confirm the selection with "OK". Formatting the Tag List 1. In the "Object Properties" window, select the entry "Tags". The list of editing options will then show the item "Format". 2. Double-click the "Format" entry. The WinCC Explorer: Format Tag List dialog is opened. If the check box is active, the data type of the tag is returned in short form. Long formats: Unsigned 32 bit value; floating point number 64 bit IEEE 754 Short formats: 32 bit value, without sign; 64 bit IEEE 754 3. Select the output form you want. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-137
  • 186. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5. Modify the external form of the object "Tags", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 6. Confirm the selection with "OK". 7. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) 5.10.14 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Connection List Introduction The object "Connections" allows you to output the configured connections via WinCC communication drivers in a report. The object is located in the Page Layout Editor object tree, in the "Project documentation" tab under "WinCC Explorer". Requirements • A connection via a WinCC communication driver has been configured. • The object "Connections" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Link tab is active. • You are familiar with the Link tab. Edit Options For the object "Connections", you can select the connections. For an overview of available objects for the product documentation of the WinCC Explorer and their output options, please refer to the chapter "Project documentation in the WinCC Explorer". Procedure 1. Open the branching node on the left of the Link tab. Select the entry "Connections". The list of editing options will then show the item "Selection of connection list". 2. Double-click on the entry "Selection of connection list". The WinCC Explorer: Select Connections dialog is opened. Creating Page Layouts 5-138 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 187. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation If the "All connections" checkbox is active, all available connections will be returned. An existing selection in this dialog will be preserved. 3. Select the desired items from the list of available connections and add them individually or in groups, using the dialog buttons, to the list of selected connections. 4. Confirm the selection with "OK". 5. Modify the external form of the object "Connections", if necessary, by changing the attribute values in the Properties tag. 6. Close the "Object Properties" window and save the layout. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) The Link tab in the Object Properties Window (Page 5-17) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) 5.10.15 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Texts Introduction Some of the objects in the object tree Project Documentation are of the type Dynamic Text and do not offer an option to select data for output. These objects are firmly linked to the WinCC applications and provide the designated configuration data as text for output in a report. Objects of the dynamic text type are marked in the object tree with the symbol . Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-139
  • 188. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation The external form of the objects can be influenced by changing their attributes. The procedure is the same for all objects of this type. You can call up direct help for each attribute by right-clicking it in the Attribute column. Requirements • The relevant object of the type Dynamic Text has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Properties tab is active. Procedure 1. On the left of the Properties tab, select the object from the directory tree and open the branching node. The property groups of the object are shown in a directory tree. 2. Select a property group. The attribute of this group are shown in the area on the right. 3. Choose an attribute and double-click it. This will open a dialog which allows you to edit the attribute properties. 4. Specify the settings you want and confirm your entries with OK. 5. Close the Object Properties window and save the layout. See also How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Tables without Data Selection (Page 5-142) How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Metafiles (Page 5-141) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Creating Page Layouts 5-140 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 189. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation 5.10.16 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Metafiles Introduction Some of the objects in the object tree "Project documentation" are of the type "Dynamic metafile" and do not offer an option to select data for output. These objects are firmly linked to the WinCC applications and provide the designated configuration data as an image for output in a report. Objects of the dynamic metafile type are marked in the object tree with the symbol . The external form of the objects can be influenced by changing their attributes. The procedure is the same for all objects of this type. You can call up direct help for each attribute by right-clicking on it in the "Attribute" column. Requirements • The relevant object of the type "Dynamic metafile" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Properties tab is active. Procedure 1. On the left of the Properties tab, select the object from the directory tree and open the branching node. The property groups of the object are shown in a directory tree. 2. Select a property group. The attribute of this group are shown in the area on the right. 3. Choose an attribute and double-click it. This will open a dialog which allows you to edit the attribute properties. 4. Specify the settings you want and confirm your entries with "OK". 5. Close the Object Properties window and save the layout. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-141
  • 190. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation See also How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Tables without Data Selection (Page 5- 142) How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Texts (Page 5-139) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) 5.10.17 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Tables without Data Selection Introduction Some of the objects in the object tree "Project documentation" are of the type "Dynamic table" and do not offer an option to select data for output. These objects are firmly linked to the WinCC applications and provide the designated configuration data as a table for output in a report. These dynamic tables do not offer any editing options in the "Link" tab of the "Object Properties" dialog. Objects of the dynamic table type are marked in the object tree with the symbol . The external form of the objects can be influenced by changing their attributes. The procedure is the same for all objects of this type. You can call up direct help for each attribute by right-clicking on it in the "Attribute" column. Creating Page Layouts 5-142 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 191. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Requirements • The relevant object of the type "Dynamic table" has been inserted in the layout, and selected. • The Object Properties window is open, and the Properties tab is active. Procedure 1. On the left of the Properties tab, select the object from the directory tree and open the branching node. The property groups of the object are shown in a directory tree. 2. Select a property group. The attribute of this group are shown in the area on the right. 3. Choose an attribute and double-click it. This will open a dialog which allows you to edit the attribute properties. 4. Specify the settings you want and confirm your entries with "OK". 5. Close the Object Properties window and save the layout. See also How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Metafiles (Page 5-141) How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Texts (Page 5-139) How to Transfer Object Properties (Page 5-20) How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) The Properties of an Object (Page 5-12) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 5-143
  • 192. Working with Objects 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation Creating Page Layouts 5-144 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 193. Appendix 6 6.1 6.1 Appendix Introduction In the appendix, you will find a description of the requirements on a CSV data source for logging and a description of the filter criteria for alarm output. See also Requests to a CSV File for Reporting (Page 6-1) Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output (Page 6-4) 6.2 6.2 Requests to a CSV File for Reporting Introduction To permit the data from a CSV file to be output in a WinCC log, the data must correspond to a set structure. The data in a CSV file are prepared by the user. You will find more information in chapter Outputting Data from a CSV Table and Example of Reporting CSV Files. Requirements for CSV File to be Output in Tabular Form Each section must begin with the name of the corresponding file structure, followed by one or more lines containing the elements of the file structure. The following file structures are defined: File Structure for Output in Tabular Form The table, columns, and data must be defined as follows: #Table; Name; Columns; Font; Font size - Name = name of the table control or file - Columns = number of columns - Font = font of the table Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 6-1
  • 194. Appendix 6.2 Requests to a CSV File for Reporting - Font size = font size of the table #Column; Num; Header; Width; Alignment - Num = number of the column - Header = header of the column - Width = width of the column in characters - Alignment = left aligned/centered/right aligned #Data; Color; Col1; Col2; Col3; Col4; ... - Color = color attribute of the line (0xbbggrr) - Col1 = data of column 1 - Col2 = data of column 2 - etc. Points to Note About the Data in the CSV File The control characters for colors, alignment, etc. are always at the beginning of the output text and can be combined with each other (e.g. output text). No distinction is drawn between upper and lower case. The Width parameter indicates the relative width of the columns. The effective width of the column in the table is calculated as follows: [ Table width as a number of characters ] x [ relative width of the column in % ] / [ sum of all relative widths of the column ] The line defined for tables in the CSV file contains one more column than the data lines. If a spreadsheet program such as Excel is used to edit the data, the columns for the headings and the data will no longer match up. To prevent this from happening, you can enter a semicolon (;) as the first character in the data lines of the CSV file. The data blocks of the CSV file may not contain blanks. When you open the CSV in Excel, the data columns are shifted one column to the right. The columns for the headings and data will then match up. If the first column does not contain anything, you have to insert a blank (;blank;first data value;...). Control Characters for Table Output <END> If the interpretation of control sequences is done, the rest of the text will be transferred as it is given. <COLOR=#rrggbb> Font color in hexadecimal notation (default = as set for the table) <BGCOLOR=#rrggbb> Background color in hexadecimal notation (default = as set for the table) <B> Bold <U> Underlined <I> Italic <STRIKE> Strike-through Creating Page Layouts 6-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 195. Appendix 6.2 Requests to a CSV File for Reporting <ALIGN=left> Left aligned <ALIGN=center> Centered <ALIGN=right> Right aligned Note The definition of the color attribute Color complies with the byte format. The notation is 0xbbggrr (hex blue blue green green red red). The control characters for formatting the table cells comply with the HTML standard. The notation for is #rrggbb. Each section must begin with the name of the corresponding file structure, followed by one or more lines containing the elements of the file structure. The following file structures are defined: File Structure for Output in the Form of a Trend f(t) #Trend_T; Name; Curves; DateFrom; DateTo; Common Y-Axis; Font; Fontsize - Name = name of the trend control or file - Curves = number of trends - DateFrom = start of time range, notation: 2000-10-30 10:15:00.000 Number of digits: year(4); month(2); day(2); hours(2); minutes(2); seconds(2); milliseconds(3). - DateTo = end of time range, notation: 2000-10-30 10:15:00.000 Number of digits: year(4); month(2); day(2); hours(2); minutes(2); seconds(2); milliseconds(3). - Common Y-Axis = common y-axis - Font = font - Fontsize = font size #Curve; Num; Name; Count; dMin; dMax; Color; Weight; CurveType; Filling - Num = number of the trend - Name = trend name - Count = number of values - dMin = lower limit of the trend (for scaling) - dMax = upper limit of the trend (for scaling) - Color = color attribute of the trend (0xbbggrr) - Weight = line weight in points (e.g. 1.5) - CurveType = trend type ( LINE, DOTS, STEP) - Filling = filling color for areas ( 0=no, 1=yes). The Filling parameter is currently not evaluated. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 6-3
  • 196. Appendix 6.3 Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output #Data; Num; Date; Value; Flags; Color - Num = number of the trend - Date = X coordinate of the trend, notation: 2000-10-30 10:15:00.000 Number of digits: year(4); month(2); day(2); hours(2); minutes(2); seconds(2); milliseconds(3). - Value = y coordinate of the trend - Flags = limit values/time overlap etc. - Color (if an empty string is specified here, the color is taken from #Curve ...".) 6.3 6.3 Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output Introduction The filter criteria for alarm output are transferred with the transfer of the selection criteria from the selection dialog in the "Filter criteria for alarm output" area. The filter criteria can be edited. The following conditions apply to WinCC: • The structure consists of the elements Field, Operand and Value, with the individual parameters separated by blanks. Example: DATETIME >= 2000-12-21 00:00:00' AND MSGNR >= 100 (all messages since 12.20.2000 with message number greater than 100) • Strings, date, and time must be passed in single quotation marks. • In the DATETIME argument, the date and time of day are separated by a blank. Regardless of the time base setting in the object properties, the output of DATETIME is based on the time base Local Time. Exception: UTC is set as the time base: in this case, the output is based on time base UTC. Permissible Arguments: Name Type data Example: DATETIME Date 'YYYY-MM-DD DATETIME >= '1999-05-03 16:00:00' hh:mm:ss.msmsms' Output of message from 05.03.1999 16:00 hours. MSGNR Integer Message number MSGNR >= 10 AND MSGNR <= 12 Output of messages with message number 10 -12. CLASS IN Integer Message class ID 1-16 CLASS IN ( 1 ) AND TYPE IN ( 2 ) AND and Output of messages of message class 1 TYPE IN message type ID 1-256 message type 2. Creating Page Layouts 6-4 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 197. Appendix 6.3 Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output Name Type data Example: STATE Integer Value of STATE IN(1,2,3) ALARM_STATE_xx Output of all message that came in, went Only operands out and were acknowledged. = and IN(...) are permitted Possible values: 1 = Came In messages ALARM_STATE_1 2 = Went Out messages ALARM_STATE_2 3 = acknowledged messages ALARM_STATE_3 4 = locked message ALARM_STATE_4 5 = released messages ALARM_STATE_5 6 = messages that came in and have ALARM_STATE_6 been acknowledged ALARM_STATE_7 7 = messages that came in and went out ALARM_STATE_16 16 = messages acknowledged by the ALARM_STATE_17 system 17 = emergency-acknowledged messages AGNR Integer PLC number AGNR >= 2 AND AGNR <= 2 Output of messages with AG number = 2. AGSUBNR Integer AG subnumber AGSUBNR >= 5 AND AGSUBNR <= 5 Output of messages with AG subnumber = 5. TEXTxx Text Search text for TEXT2 = error 'Text1'-'Text10' Output of messages with Text2 = "error". PVALUExx Double or Search text for PVALUE1 >= 0 AND PVALUE1 <= 50 text PVALUE1- Output of process value 1 with PVALUE10 start value 0 and stop value 50. The following operands are permissible: >= , <= , = , > , < ,IN(...),LIKE IN(...): several values in Array separated by commas, e.g. CLASS IN( 1 ,2 ,3 ) AND TYPE IN( 1 ,2 ,19 ,20 ,37 ,38 ) LIKE: Text must contain string, e.g.: TEXT1 LIKE 'Error' relays message where Text1 contains the search text Error. The operand LIKE is only permissible for TEXT arguments. Arguments and operands other than those mentioned above are not permissible. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 6-5
  • 198. Appendix 6.3 Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output Creating Page Layouts 6-6 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 199. Index Base Y, 5-23 Basic colors, 3-21 : Basic settings, 3-24 Page layout editor, 3-24 :Dialogs for changing attributes, 5-18 Beta, 5-23 Buttons, 3-23 Adding, 3-23 A Removing, 3-23 Action types, 5-124 Restoring, 3-23 For the project documentation, 5-124 Activating cover page, 5-28 Activating final page, 5-28 C Adjusting to landscape, 5-23 Calculation, 5-28 Adjusting to portrait, 5-23 Calling selection dialog, 5-111 Alarm report, 3-11 Centering objects, 5-10 Aligning objects, 5-10 Changing Alignment, 5-23 Attribute, 5-18 Alignment palette, 3-1, 3-15, 5-10 Background color, 5-22 Angle of rotation, 5-23 Color, 5-22 Angle settings, 5-23 Corner, 5-29 Archive report, 3-11 Dynamic text, 5-139 Archive report object, 5-96, 5-97, 5-104 Editing object:ObjectTagObjectTag, 5-71 Changing, 5-96 Embedded layout, 5-61 Inserting, 5-96, 5-97, 5-104 Fill pattern, 5-30 modify, 5-97, 5-99, 5-104 Fill pattern color, 5-22 Archive selection for the project documentation, Fonts in objects, 5-27 5-126 Line color, 5-22 Archive tags selection for the project Line termination, 5-29 documentation, 5-129 Line type, 5-30 Archives, 5-114 Line weight, 5-30 Assigning message blocks, 5-99 Miscellaneous object properties, 5-29 Attribute, 5-16, 5-23 Object name, 5-21 Changing, 5-18 Object properties, 5-13 Attribute display, 5-16 Object size, 5-25 Attribute name, 5-16 Page layout, 4-5 Attributes, 5-120 Static metafile, 5-59 Output of not connected, 5-120 Styles, 5-30 Output with action connection, 5-120 System objects, 5-73 Output with tag linking, 5-120 Toolbar and palettes, 3-28 User archive runtime table, 5-101 Changing Column Width, 5-68 B In ODBC database table object, 5-68 Background color, 5-22 Changing compressed archive Bar depth, 5-23 Edit object:object Process value archive:output Base X, 5-23 of configuration data, 5-126 Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help Index-1
  • 200. Index Changing connection CSV file, 6-1 Editing object:object connection output, 5-138 Control characters, 6-1 Changing fonts of objects, 5-27 File structure, 6-1 Changing miscellaneous properties, 5-29 Output in table format, 6-1 Changing object size, 5-25 Output in trend format, 6-1 Changing output options, 5-107 Reporting, 5-105 CSV provider trend, 5-107 Requirements, 6-1 for WinCC Alarm Control, 5-91, 5-94 CSV file structure, 6-1 for WinCC Function Trend Control, 5-87, 5-89 CSV provider, 3-11 for WinCC Online Table Control, 5-77, 5-80 Report table, 3-11 In CSV provider table, 5-105 Trend report, 3-11 WinCC Online Trend Control, 5-82, 5-85 CSV provider table, 5-105 Changing source text - outputting, 5-105 Action types for the project documentation, Changing output options, 5-105 5-124 modify, 5-105 Characteristics, 5-12 process, 5-105 Circle, 3-8 CSV provider trend, 5-107 Drawing, 5-40 Changing output options, 5-107 modify, 5-40 modify, 5-107 Circular arc, 3-8 process, 5-107 Drawing, 5-48 Reporting, 5-107 modify, 5-48 CSV table selection, 5-105 Color, 5-22 CSV trend selection, 5-107 Changing, 5-22 Current value X, 5-23 Color palette, 3-1, 3-17, 3-21 Current value Y, 5-23 ColorChanging Custom Colors, 3-21 Font color, 5-22 Customizing, 3-22 Colors, 3-21 Palette, 3-22 Property group, 5-23 Toolbar, 3-23 Columns, 5-16 Toolbar and palettes, 3-28 COM server objects, 3-12 Customizing object selection, 3-27 Compressed archive, 5-126 Output of configuration data, 5-126 Compressed archive tag Process value archive D tag, 5-129 Data Selection, 5-99 Configuration, 3-27 for the archive report, 5-99 Object selection, 3-27 For the message report, 5-99 Configuration settings, 3-27 For the user archive report, 5-102 Control character in CSV files, 6-1 Date, 5-73 Coordinate origin, 5-1 Output in a report, 5-73 Coordinate system, 5-1 Date of last change, 4-4 Copying of page layouts, 4-7 Date/time, 3-10 Corner, 5-29 Default objects configuration, 3-24 Corner radius X, 5-23 Definition of origin, 5-1 Corner radius Y, 5-23 Dialog, 5-13 Corners, 5-34 Object properties, 5-13 Adding polygon, 5-34 Display axis, 5-23 Adding polyline, 5-36 Drawing, 5-32 Deleting polygon, 5-34 Circle, 5-40 Deleting polyline, 5-36 Circular arc, 5-48 Moving polygon, 5-34 Ellipse, 5-38 Moving polyline, 5-36 Ellipse arc, 5-46 Creating Page Layouts Index-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 201. Index Ellipse segment, 5-42 Attributes, 5-26 Line, 5-32 Foreign languages, 5-133 Pie segment, 5-44 Format, 5-28 Polygon, 5-34 Formatting text, 5-26 Polyline, 5-36 Rounded rectangle, 5-52 Square-wave, 5-50 G Dynamic, 5-16 Geometry, 5-23 Dynamic margin, 5-23 Property group, 5-25 Dynamic objects, 3-7, 3-9 Geometry of objects, 5-25 Dynamic standard objects, 5-60 GeometryRadiusX, 5-23 Editing, 5-60 Graphics Designer, 5-119 Dynamization of attribute, 5-16 Output of statistics data for pictures, 5-119 Grid, 3-25 Adjusting distance, 3-25 E Adjusting grid width, 3-25 Editing Showing, 3-24, 3-25 Dynamic standard objects, 5-60 Snapping to, 3-25 Dynamic text, 5-139 Static objects, 5-32 Editing multiple layouts, 4-7 H Ellipse, 3-8 Hard copy, 3-9 Drawing, 5-38 Defining area selection, 5-63 modify, 5-38 Hard copy object, 5-63 Ellipse arc, 3-8 Changing output options, 5-63 Drawing, 5-46 Height, 5-23 modify, 5-46 Hiding, 3-21 Ellipse segment, 3-8 Palette, 3-21 Drawing, 5-42 Toolbar, 3-21 modify, 5-42 Embedded layout, 3-9, 5-61 End angle, 5-23 Eyedropper, 5-15, 5-20 I Images, 5-120 Output of attributes in a report, 5-120 F Index, 5-23 Indirect addressing, 5-16 Fill pattern, 5-30 Inserting, 5-101 Changing, 5-30 Object, 5-4 Fill pattern color, 5-23 OLE object, 5-56 Changing, 5-22 Static metafile, 5-59 Filter criteria, 5-102 Static text, 5-54 For the user archive report, 5-102 System objects, 5-73 Filter criteria for alarm output, 5-99, 6-4 User archive runtime table, 5-101 Filter criteria for the user archive report, 5-102 Internal coordinate system, 5-1 Filter criterion for alarm output, 5-99, 6-4 Font, 5-26 Changing fonts of objects, 5-26 Font color, 5-22 L Changing, 5-22 Landscape, 5-23 Font palette, 3-1, 3-18 Layout, 4-2 FontFont Changing, 4-5 Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help Index-3
  • 202. Index Configuration steps, 4-1 Editing object:object project Copy, 4-2 documentation:output of user texts, 5-133 create, 4-1, 4-2 Editingobject:objectObject:picturestatistics, Creating, 4-1 5-119 Editing multiple, 4-7 Ellipse, 5-38 File operations, 4-2 Ellipse arc, 5-46 New layout, 4-2 Ellipse segment, 5-42 process, 4-1 Line, 5-32 Showing properties, 4-4 Object Object:trigger, 5-124 Layout name, 3-10 Object selection of tag group, 5-135 Output in a report, 5-73 Objects for the project documentation, 5-109 Layout object, 5-75 OLE object, 5-56 Layout properties, 4-4 Pie segment, 5-44 Showing, 4-4 Polygon, 5-34 Layout size, 5-23 Polyline, 5-36 Light bulb, 5-16 Project value archive object:output of Line, 3-8 configuration data, 5-129 Drawing, 5-32 Rounded rectangle, 5-52 modify, 5-32 Square-wave, 5-50 Line color, 5-22 Static text, 5-54 Changing, 5-22 User archive runtime table, 5-102 Line termination, 5-29 Multiple selection, 5-12 Line type, 5-30 Multiple selection of objects, 5-7, 5-9 Changing, 5-30 Line weight, 5-30 Changing, 5-30 N Linking, 5-17 Number of corners, 5-23 Objects in the page layout editor, 5-17 Number of fields, 5-23 Logging ODBC database field, 5-65 Logging ODBC database table, 5-68 O M Object, 5-101 Archives, 5-114 Making multiple selections, 5-7, 5-9 Connections, 5-138 Margin, 5-23 Dynamic metafile, 5-141 Menu bar, 3-1 Dynamic table, 5-142 Message report object, 5-96, 5-97, 5-104 Dynamic text, 5-139 Changing, 5-96 Editing archive report, 5-96, 5-97, 5-99, 5-104 Inserting, 5-96, 5-97, 5-104 Editing message report, 5-96, 5-97, 5-99, 5-104 modify, 5-97, 5-104 Embedded layout, 5-61 Metafile, 5-59 Hard copy, 5-63 Changing, 5-59 Layout, 5-75 Inserting, 5-59 Pasting, 5-4 Miscellaneous, 5-28 Selecting, 5-111 modify, 5-124 Single messages, 5-113 Attributes, 5-120 Tags, 5-135 Circle, 5-40 Text library text table, 5-133 Circular arc, 5-48 User archive runtime table, 5-101 CSV provider table, 5-105 Views, 5-117 CSV provider trend, 5-107 Object name, 5-21 Dynamic metafile, 5-141 Changing, 5-21 Dynamic table, 5-142 Creating Page Layouts Index-4 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 203. Index Object origin, 5-1 Defining output options, 5-68 Object palette, 3-1, 3-6 Defining SQL statement, 5-68 Object properties, 5-12, 5-13 OLE object, 3-8 Changing, 5-13 Inserting, 5-56 Changing attribute, 5-18 modify, 5-56 Changing font, 5-27 Online reporting, 3-11 Changing miscellaneous properties, 5-29 Overview of objects, 3-11 Changing styles, 5-30 Opening, 2-1 Linking objects, 5-17 Page layout, 2-1 Opening, 5-14 Operating elements, 3-20 Renaming objects, 5-21 Orientation, 5-23 Styles, 5-29 Origin, 5-1 Toolbar, 5-15 Coordinate origin, 5-1 Transferring, 4-7, 5-20 Object origin, 5-1 Object propertiesTab, 5-16 Other object properties, 5-28 Object propertiesToolbar Output format, 5-28 WindowPin, 5-15 Output of CSV file as curve, 5-107 Object selection, 5-5, 5-15 Output of CSV file as table, 5-105 Surrounding, 5-7 Output options, 5-142 Touching, 5-7 Defining for the OCBC database field, 5-65, 5-68 Object selection for the project documentation, Dynamic table, 5-142 5-123 Editing object:editObject:object Object size, 5-3 Object:objectstatistics, 5-123 Object statistics, 5-123 Editing object:editObject:object user archive Object type, 5-15 selectionforprojectdocumentation, 5-114 Objects, 5-10 Editing object:editObject:object Aligning, 5-10 view:configurationdataoutput, 5-117 Arranging, 5-10 For dynamic metafile, 5-141 Copying, 5-5 For dynamic text, 5-139 Cutting, 5-5 Output value, 5-28 Default settings, 3-24 Deleting, 5-5 Duplicating, 5-5 P Editing, 5-5 Page break, 5-28 Editing dynamic standard objects, 5-60 Page layout, 2-1 Editing for the runtime documentation, 5-76 Changing, 4-5 Editing static objects, 5-32 Copying, 4-7 For runtime documentation, 3-11 Opening, 2-1 For the project documentation, 3-13 Page layout editor Linking, 5-17 Basic settings, 3-24 Multiple selection, 5-9 Changing units, 3-24 Positioning, 5-5 Screen, 3-1 Scaling, 5-5 Setting options, 3-24 Working with standard objects, 5-31 Page number, 3-10 Objects for the project documentation, 5-109 Output in a report, 5-73 Objects for the runtime documentation, 5-76 Palette, 3-22 process, 5-76 Adapting, 3-22 ODBC database field, 3-9 Hiding, 3-21 Defining output options, 5-65 Moving, 3-22 Defining SQL statement, 5-65 Showing, 3-21 ODBC database table, 3-9 Paper format, 5-23 Defining column width, 5-68 Picture origin, 5-1 Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help Index-5
  • 204. Index PicturestatisticsOutputoptions Selecting languages, 5-133 Changing ObjectProjectdocumentation for Project name, 3-10 picture statistics, 5-119 Output in a report, 5-73 Pie segment, 3-8 Properties Drawing, 5-44 Object, 5-12 modify, 5-44 Transferring object properties, 5-20 Pinning window to top, 5-13 Properties folder, 5-16 Polling list, 5-28 Property group, 5-23 Polygon, 3-8 Background color property group:changing, 5-22 Drawing, 5-34 Font, 5-26, 5-27 modify, 5-34 Geometry, 5-25 Polyline, 3-8 Margins property group:dynamic, 5-23 Drawing, 5-36 Miscellaneous, 5-28, 5-29 modify, 5-36 Object property group:Font, 5-26 Portrait, 5-23 Object property group:Miscellaneous, 5-28 Position X, 5-23 Styles, 5-29, 5-30 Position Y, 5-23 Print margins, 5-23 Printing, 5-113 R Single messages, 5-113 Radius, 5-23 process, 5-124 Radius Y, 5-23 Action types for the project documentation, 5- Range selection for hard copy, 5-63 124 Range selection for hardcopy, 5-63 Attributes, 5-120 Rectangle, 3-8 Compressed archive object:output of Rectangle surrounding the object, 5-3 configuration data, 5-129 Reference Object of a Multiple Selection, 5-7 CSV provider table, 5-105 Report, 4-5 CSV provider trend, 5-107 Changing Layouts, 4-5 Dynamic metafile, 5-141 Report Designer Dynamic table, 5-142 Basic settings, 3-20 Object Object:source text, 5-124 Report object, 5-96, 5-97, 5-104 Object project documentation:tag selection, 5- Alarm report, 5-97, 5-104 135 Archive report, 5-96, 5-97, 5-104 Objects for the project documentation, 5-109 Message report, 5-96 Objects for the runtime documentation, 5-76 Reporting, 5-101 Process value archive Process value archive, 5-126 User archives table, 5-101 Project documentation, 5-124 Reporting compression archive, 5-77, 5-80, 5-82, Archive selection, 5-114, 5-126 5-85, 5-87, 5-89 Attributes, 5-120 Reporting process values, 5-77, 5-82, 5-85, 5-89 Changing for user archives, 5-114 Reporting user archive, 5-101 Changing for views, 5-117 Reporting user archives table, 5-101 Changing layouts, 4-5 Restoring, 3-22 Changing objects, 5-109 Buttons, 3-23 Changing of attributes, 5-120 Palette, 3-22 Defining action types, 5-124 Rotation reference X, 5-23 Editing dynamic metafile, 5-141 Rotation reference Y, 5-23 Editing dynamic table, 5-142 Rounded rectangle, 3-8 Editing dynamic text, 5-139 Drawing, 5-52 Editing objects, 5-109 modify, 5-52 For objects in Pictures, 5-123 Runtime documentation, 3-11 Output of connections, 5-138 Overview of objects, 3-11 Picture statistics, 5-119 Creating Page Layouts Index-6 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  • 205. Index S modify, 5-50 Standard objects, 3-7, 5-1, 5-31 Same size, 5-23 Standard toolbar, 3-3 Saving layout under new name, 4-7 Starting angle, 5-23 Selecting, 5-9, 5-113 Static, 5-16 Multiple objects, 5-9 Static metafile, 3-8 Single messages for the project Changing, 5-59 documentation, 5-113 Inserting, 5-59 Selection, 5-126 Static objects, 3-7, 3-8 Changing for picture statistics, 5-119 Editing, 5-32 Changing for product documentation of Static text, 3-8 attributes, 5-120 Inserting, 5-54 Changing for user archives, 5-114 modify, 5-54 Changing for views, 5-117 Static value, 5-16 Of the archive tags, 5-129 Status bar, 3-1, 3-19 Of the archives for the project documentation, Style palette, 3-1, 3-14 5-126 Styles, 5-30 Selection Frame of a Multiple Selection, 5-7 Changing, 5-30 Selection marks, 5-3 Changing object properties, 5-29 Selection of action types for the project System object, 5-73 documentation, 5-124 Changing, 5-73 Selection of Archives, 5-126 Date/time, 5-73 Selection of compressed archive data, 5-126 Format options, 5-73 Selection of configured languages for project Inserting, 5-73 documentation, 5-133 Layout name, 5-73 Selection of messages, 5-99 Page number, 5-73 Selection of objects, 5-111 Project name, 5-73 Selection of process value archive data, 5-126 System objects, 3-7, 3-10 Selection of Tags, 5-135 Selection of the archive tags, 5-77, 5-80, 5-82, 5-85, 5-89, 5-129 Selection of the connections, 5-138 T Selection options, 5-111 Tab For the project documentation, 5-111 Linking, 5-17 Setting options, 3-24 Properties tab, 5-16 Page layout editor, 3-24 Properties tab in Font Style window, 5-16 Setting print margins, 5-23 Table, 5-142 Shortcut key, 3-28 Dynamic table, 5-142 Showing, 3-28 Table selection, 5-102 Showing, 3-24 User archives table, 5-102 Grid, 3-24 Tag, 3-9 Single messages, 5-113 Tag object Objects for the project documentation, 5-113 Changing, 5-71 Output in a report, 5-113 Defining output format, 5-71 Printing, 5-113 Linking script, 5-71 Selecting, 5-113 Tags, 5-135 Smart objects, 5-1 Output of configuration data, 5-135 Snapping to grid, 3-25 Tags Selection of tag parameters, 5-135 Sort conditions, 5-102 Text, 5-139 For the user archive report, 5-102 Dynamic text, 5-139 Spacing objects, 5-10 Text library text table Foreign languages Square-wave Text output, 5-133 Drawing, 5-50 Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help Index-7
  • 206. Index Time, 5-73 W Output in a report, 5-73 Width, 5-23 Toolbar, 3-1, 3-3 WinCC Alarm Control Changing, 3-23 Changing output options, 5-91, 5-94 Changing View, 3-28 Dynamizing Output parameters, 5-91, 5-94 Configuring, 3-24 Modify layout, 5-91, 5-94 Hiding, 3-21 Reporting, 5-91, 5-94 Showing, 3-21 Runtime documentation, 3-11 Transferring, 5-20 WinCC Function Trend Control Object properties, 5-20 Changing output options, 5-87, 5-89 Transferring objects, 4-7 Dynamizing Output parameters, 5-89 Trend, 3-11 Modify layout, 5-87, 5-89 Report object, 3-11 Reporting, 5-87, 5-89 Runtime documentation, 3-11 WinCC Online Table Control U Changing output options, 5-77, 5-80 Units, 3-24 Dynamizing Output parameters, 5-80 Page layout editor, 3-24 Modify layout, 5-77, 5-80 User archive, 5-114 Reporting, 5-77, 5-80 Output of configuration data, 5-114 Runtime documentation, 3-11 User archive report, 5-101 WinCC Online Trend Control Data Selection, 5-102 Changing output options, 5-82, 5-85 User archive runtime, 3-11, 5-102 Dynamizing Output parameters, 5-85 Report table, 3-11, 5-102 Modify layout, 5-82, 5-85 User archive runtime table, 5-101, 5-102 Reporting, 5-82, 5-85 Inserting, 5-101 Runtime documentation, 3-11 modify, 5-102 WinCC User Archive Control User archive selection for the project Runtime documentation, 3-11 documentation, 5-102 Window height, 5-23 User archives table, 5-102 Window width, 5-23 Selection of the data for a message report, Windows objects, 5-1 5-102 Working environment, 3-20 Working with, 5-60 Dynamic standard objects, 5-60 V Objects for the runtime documentation, 5-76 Static objects, 5-32 Variable table, 3-11 Working with layouts, 4-1 Report object, 3-11 Working with objects, 5-1 View selection for the project documentation, 5-117 Working with standard objects, 5-31 Views, 5-117 Viewsprojectdocumentation View selection, 5-117 Z Zoom palette, 3-1, 3-17 Creating Page Layouts Index-8 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help

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