Data Report Module|
The SCADA Data Report Module developed by DFA is a powerful tool in managing the operational data from the
Telemetry System's remote sites that is logged on the C:\ drive of the System Control Computer (SCC). Using a configurable
and user-friendly interface, this data is presented in report format. The check boxes and pull down menus make choosing
a report easy. See the default report configuration screen below.
All logged data is automatically summarized each night for historical reports. Users have the option to print out the
standard reports included with the SCADA System, create their own reports, or contact DFA to add points to the logging
and reporting. All logged data can also be imported into Microsoft Excel.
There are four report types in the DFA Report Module that an operator can select and each report type displays data from a
different viewpoint over a specified time period selected by the user. See the above default report configuration screen.
Each Report Style (Period and Instance) is used differently according to the selected Report Type
(Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly).
- Daily - prints and displays a report of hourly averages and totals for the date selected. The user may
select Month, Day, Year and Starting and Ending Hour in military time for the report.
- Weekly - prints and displays a report of daily averages and totals for seven days from a beginning date.
The user may select Month, Day, and Year. The date is the first day of the week.
- Monthly - prints or displays a report of the daily averages and totals for a selected month and day range.
The user may select Month, Year and Starting and Ending days for the report.
- Yearly - prints or displays a report of the monthly averages and totals for a selected year and month range.
User may select Year and Starting and Ending months for the report.
Period Reports are intended to show totals and averages for a time frame. Instance Reports are intended to show the actual
values at an instant in time.
In the above default report configuration screen, the Period Reports are:
In the above default report configuration screen, the Instance Reports are:
- Detail Reports - using up to 10 variables per report, these reports break down one site in hourly format for
daily reports, daily format for weekly and monthly reports, and monthly format for yearly reports. Also, Detail
Reports can be setup for one variable over several sites. These reports are usually used to troubleshoot a site
or sites at 24-hour intervals.
- Summary Reports - give the totals or averages for all sites at once in a group for up to 10 variables per report.
These reports are the best for typical systems reports and helpful in locating a site that needs watching more closely.
- Combination Reports - allows several daily reports to be printed at once. The best use for this report style is
for monitoring several sites over several days. It saves the user time to print several daily reports at one time
instead of each report being selected and printed one by one.
- Comparison Reports - allows one day's averages or totals (up to 6 at one time) to be compared to the prior seven
days averages or totals and monthly averages or totals to prior month averages or totals. This report is not always
applicable for all systems.
- Graphs - allows trends to be seen quickly and can be viewed in several formats. The trends can be setup to
display the system's averages or one site's averages for up to 6 variables. The graphs can be viewed in 2-D or 3-D with
bars, lines, curves, etc. The graph data can be copied to the clipboard, titles can be changed, and the scale can be
- History Reports - shows every variable logged by the system with a timestamp and can be setup for all sites
at once in a group or one site at a time. The number of data types is selectable from all to one. Though this is a
great debugging tool, it is recommended to print one site at a time because this report can become very long.
- Last Instance Reports - shows the last polled value for all sites at once or in a group of up to 10 variables.
This report is the best way to see the system's current state.