Creating Location History Reports - viewLinc 5.1

Vaisala viewLinc Enterprise Server version 5.1 User Guide

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Location History reports identify specific information about condition values over a period of time.

  1. In Reports select Add > Location History Report.
    To reuse settings from an existing Location History report, select the report, then select Add > Copy Selected Report.
  2. Complete the General tab.
    Type a unique name for the new report.
    Report owner
    Your viewLinc username appears automatically, as the report owner. If you have Manage Reports right, you can select a different or additional user to modify this report.
    Range type
    Specify the period of time you want the report to include. A fixed date sets duration according to specific dates, or choose a period in hours/days/weeks/months.
    Duration of report
    Specify the time period you want included in the report. If you want to include only the last 8 hours of data, type 8 and then choose hours from the drop-down list.
    Time zone
    Change this value if reporting time zone is not the same as the server time zone.
    PDF font
    If you want to generate a report that uses in Chinese or Japanese characters, select the language. Otherwise, leave as No Asian Characters to reduce the generated file size.
    Available as quick report
    Allow users to generate this report from the Sites and Overview windows. Quick reports generate data for the user’s selected Location(s) or view(s).
  3. If you selected the range type Most recent events, you can choose to generate the report automatically. Complete the Automatic Generation section:
    For large reports, we recommend that you schedule report generation at a time when few users are using the system, such as after business hours.
    Generate and email
    Generate and then send the report directly to specific viewLinc users and groups.
    Generate and save
    Generate and then save the report to a specific file location.
    Save To
    Specify an accessible network server or restricted file location where you want the report saved.
    Saved reports are automatically generated in the system default language unless a report language is specified.
    Start generating
    Set the data generation start date and time.
    Generate report every
    Set the start date and time you want the report generated.
    Report format
    Specify whether you want the report generated hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly.
  4. On the Content tab, identify the data you want included in the report.
    Title page
    Include content overview.
    Trend graph
    Generate a graphical display of the report data. You can choose to include separate graphs for each Location, compile all Location data on a single graph (the default option, limited to a maximum of 16 Locations), or choose to group measurement units together on the same graph (up to 4 measurement types per graph). If you choose to include a statistics summary, a statistics summary table is included in the report. Choose samples in the section, Include in statistics tables.
    Report summary table
    This option can be deselected independent of the statistics summary table.
    Interval statistics table
    Select a timeframe measured in days/hours, or on a calendar month. If the General tab setting for the Duration of report is set on a weekly interval and you want to daily interval statistics, specify 1 day, 0 hours. Choose Show graph to include an additional graphical representation of the statistics. Choose samples in the section, Include in statistics tables.
    Interval statistics table will only appear if the duration is less than the report duration.
    Historical sample statistics tables
    Include statistics calculated by Location (ordered according to measurement type). Choose samples in the section, Include in statistics tables.
    Group statistics table
    Generate one statistics table for all Locations with the same measurement type. For example, the maximum temperature of all the temperature recording Locations included in the report. Choose samples in the section, Include in statistics tables.
    Real-time samples and/or Historical samples
    If you choose to include historical samples, select a set data period (every 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes) and indicate whether the last sample reflects the closest reading to the period interval timestamp. This option is useful when reporting Locations have different sample rates.
    Include in statistics tables
    Select the historical sample data to include in all statistics tables.
  5. On the Source Data tab, use the Zones and Locations navigation tree to select the Zones and/or Locations you want to include in the report
    Zones and Locations
    To select all Locations in a Zone, select the checkbox corresponding to the Zone name. When a Zone is selected, all current and future Locations are automatically included in the report. To select or deselect a specific Location in a Zone, expand the Zone.
    Line Color
    Specify a color to identify Locations (color not available for Zones). Auto chooses the next available color (see How does viewLinc select colors for reports?).
    Vertical Axis Scale Min/Max Values
    If trend graphs will be generated (Content tab, Trend graph - One Location per graph) each Location graph can have specific min/max values, or accept the default values.
    Default Values for Vertical Axis Scale
    Choose the minimum and maximum values to define the upper and lower limits for the graph measurement range.
  6. Modify report output display options on the Page Layout tab:
    Choose the report page size and orientation.
    Page Header/Page Footer
    For header or footer options, choose to display on all pages, on the first page only, on the last page only, or on the first and last page.
    Left header, Center header or Right header
    To define the content of your header or footer, type text in the Left header, Center header or Right header fields. You can also use the Footer field to include a Signature box or Comments box.
    To include an image instead of text in Left header, select Image, then choose a .jpg image file from the drop-down (for previously used images) or upload a new .jpg image file using Upload new button.
  7. Save the new report.