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How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL
This article describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync.
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How To: Turn An Existing PDF Into A Dynamic Report
This article demonstrates how to use the FactoryPMI Reporting Plugin to dynamically fill an existing PDF report. For this example, we will fill in a 1040EZ Income Tax Return with data from a MySQL database.
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How To: Expose a FactoryPMI Gateway Behind a Private Network
This month's article covers some basic networking principals and settings to expose a local FactoryPMI gateway to a wider network.
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How To: Use FactoryPMI Gateway On 2 Closed Networks
This article explains how to set up a FactoryPMI Gateway that needs to be accessible from 2 separate private networks on different adapters.
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How To: Setup FactorySQL Alert Distribution Lists
This article demonstrates how to setup email alert distribution lists in FactorySQL. For this example, we will show how to setup a severity based list, a group based list and a shift based list.
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How To: Use Active Directory® Authentication with FactoryPMI™
Microsoft’s Active Directory authentication technology is secure and in widespread use throughout the industrial landscape. Keep your HMI/SCADA application secure by using Active Directory for authentication.
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SQLTags Guide for existing FactorySQL and FactoryPMI Users
SQLTags Guide for existing FactorySQL and FactoryPMI Users
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How to use Indirect Tag Binding for Rapid Development
Indirect tag binding is a powerful feature of SQLTags that lets the designer create reusable templated components and windows. Learn how to use this feature to cut down on project development time.
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How To: Use SQLTags Scan Classes
Two months after the SQLTags releases of FactoryPMI and FactorySQL, we've noticed that the Scan Class feature is the least understood feature of SQLTags. This article explains how to use Scan Classes to make your application be much more responsive, and will discuss some of the more advanced options available.
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Redundancy On The Cheap: How to use two servers, FactoryPMI, FactorySQL, an
FactoryPMI and FactorySQL have long supported clustering and redundancy, respectively. But their database-centric architecture always left the question: What about the database? A true clustered database can take 4+ servers and tens of thousands of dollars worth of software. This whitepaper describes how to set up redundancy on the cheap, using 2 servers and MySQL.
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