Welcome to Ignition Reporting!
Ignition Reporting is a module for creating dynamic reports! These reports may be generated from existing Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files or created totally from scratch. Data is introduced through Ignition, providing access to any SQL database!
Ignition Reporting makes creating professional reports easy with a rich library including: images, graphs, tables, and a variety of basic shape tools. Access to reports is web based via the Ignition runtime, a Java application, providing authenticated users access from anywhere, all based on networking standards that your IT department can support. Reports are printer friendly and can easily be exported to a variety of formats including pdf! Here are some common uses of dynamic reports:
Ignition Reporting enables managers to increase productivity, decrease waste, reduce costs, and increase quality with existing resources by providing an view of their manufacturing process. Managers often save time by automating reporting processes that were once done by hand. Often valuable man hours that went into creating spreadsheets or reports can be recovered! These reports are trivial to manage since they are generated on the fly from existing SQL database data.
Report created in Tutorial #2.
Help File Organization
This help file is organized in 4 main sections:
Provides the basic information needed to get started, including how to install and activate. Goes over Ignition reporting features and how it works with the Ignition system.
Introduces you to the Report Designer by stepping you through creating simple, yet powerful example reports. This is a great place to consider what can be created with Ignition Reporting.
Broken down to two sections. Ignition Components interface directly with your Ignition project. ReportViewer Components are strictly used within the Report Designer. They are the tools that allow the creation of professional reports.
User Interface concepts go over the way that report customization works within the Report Designer. Basic and Advanced concepts discuss various aspects of Ignition Reporting. This is a good section to begin reading early to learn what Reporting is all about. Re-read this section after you have become proficient with the interface to gain a full understanding of how Report Generation works.
As no manual can fully cover every conceivable situation or topic, it's important that you know where to go for answers. The first and best place is the Inductive Automation Web site and the Inductive Automation Forum, where you can peruse the issues and questions that other users have encountered. We will respond to your posts by the next business day.
From there, you may E-mail Us. We strive to provide a quick turn around on answers - usually within 24 hours.
Finally, registered users may call us toll-free at 1-800-266-7798.