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When you try to do a "Plain Excel XLS File" report, it fails with the error "Unable to generate report. Invalid data source."

You can also get a similar response when you try to use the print wizard on the Historical Data Viewer.

It appears this is being caused by changes to the Microsoft JET drivers in an October update. The new JET drivers can be found here for 2010 -

3 posted Nov 16 '17 at 7:49 am
Hi, i'm trying to link an OMRON CJ2M PLC to the PC (server) but not sure which of these drivers are to be use. PC is connected to Omron PLC hardware via USB connection, and working fine with CX-Programmer. Help is appreciated !

1) Omron FINS Driver Tags
2) Omron HOST Link Driver Tags

recent by dougs  ·  Nov 18 '17 at 9:21 pm
brandonf posted Nov 14 '17 at 2:41 pm
I was just wondering, if I have a numeric entry widget to write a SP to a PLC tag and a momentary PB how could I use the PB to change the value in the numeric entry?

What I was going to do is use the numeric entry widget to write an RPM SP to a vfd and use the momentary PB as a stop button for the motor but when I push the stop button I want the numeric entry value to be 0 instead of the las
recent by dougs  ·  Nov 18 '17 at 9:17 pm
phobic posted Aug 8 '17 at 12:29 pm
Isn't there a way to lock objects, and see which object is on which layer, and lock and turn off layers. And a way to know and decide which object to chose.

I am making Widgets with 5-6 icons on top of each other at several places, opacy turned on by digital inputs, and changes affected by alarms and warnings. It is a nightmare to pick the right object.

Even on a normal page, I keep picki
recent by Keith  ·  Nov 10 '17 at 3:44 pm

I need to integrate Waspmote wireless sensors to an industrial control system.

We have purchased two waspmotes and a meshlium gateway. I have got the data from the waspmotes into the meshlium and can access the database within the meshlium from a MySQL client.

What I need to do is get the data from the meshlium into another piece of software that will run on an industrial HMI. Init
mwong015 posted Nov 7 '17 at 8:40 am
I have created my digital input tags and drew the tags with widgets. However, the logging of the DI tags in the historical viewer is not shown unless I leave the Historical Viewer open. Hence, the DI data before I open the Historical viewer is not logged. As for the analog input tags, the tags are logged autonomously based on real-time values even the Historical Viewer is not open. How can I conf
mwong015 posted Nov 1 '17 at 12:57 am
I have problem connecting the SNMP driver to VTScada as well as importing the MIB file. Is there a way to troubleshoot the driver connection and the error for loading the MIBs under the SNMP address?
My port is valid but my SNMP driver is invalid.
Thanks for the help in advance.

ewood1972 posted Oct 20 '17 at 3:56 pm
I was wondering if there is a list of all the keyboard shortcut keys. Over the years I have found that learning the shortcut keys will save you a lot of time in the long run so I am a big fan. In particular right now I am working in the Idea Studio and in other programs you might use "Ctrl-G" to group the selected objects or "Ctrl-U" to ungroup them. Another might be "Alt-Down Arrow" to evenly s
jsanden posted Oct 19 '17 at 11:52 pm
What does it mean what a trend says data retrieval in progress? Everything works fine at first, but when I look at the trends after my project has been running a while none show data and say "Data Retrieval in Progress".

ewood1972 posted Sep 1 '17 at 7:20 pm
I have recently downloaded and installed VT SCADA on my desktop. We are about to purchase the full version and I want to do some training and testing at my desk. I have installed in on two other computers and it works fine. But for some reason on my desktop it shows the start splash screen and then just shuts down and closes before it actuals starts the program. The desktop is fairly new and
recent by ewood1972  ·  Oct 20 '17 at 3:38 pm
Mel Nevergold posted Oct 13 '17 at 7:45 pm

SiteDraw outer ring turns red over things like;

Socket Connection Not Ready
Socket ID is not valid
Unknown Socket Error
Which if I understand these things will generate a retry because these are TCP port devices.

How can I get these to be less scary to the end user.

I tried explaining the function of the outer ring and why it turns red, but to no avail.

According to the r
jsanden posted Oct 18 '17 at 10:21 pm
I started a project in VTSCADALight, but had to get a license due to the tag count. How do I activate the license on an existing installation? Couldn't find this anywhere in the software or the help files.

phobic posted Oct 13 '17 at 1:02 pm

I have been having some problems with import/export of tags.

Latest problem:


Window is stuck here. Constantly processing. But I can see the changes is done in the running VTScada. Impossible to close the window, I must kill it with Task Manager.

Earlier problems:
Stuck at Exporting, never gets finished.
If I check Task Manager, I can find 1-5 instances of

I want to extract ONLY the Description of the last Active alarm, and put in a tag. This way I can set any font size on the dynamic alarm text.

I have tried making custom XML alarm settings, and I get the data I want.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<Format name="SinglePopupCustom">
phobic posted Oct 6 '17 at 2:50 pm

I can't figure out how my scenario is special, but I cannot find any settings for this.

I have a Roster with 10 persons.

First person - gets alarm, does not Ack.
Second person - gets alarm, does not Ack.
Third person - gets alarm, ACK's by email - get's confirmation on ACK

Second person wakes up - ACK's the alarm, does not get an answer.

Shouldn't one get a confir
phobic posted Oct 12 '17 at 11:53 am

I have tried to make my own custom Alarm page setup.
When I am using just a few settings like this, it works.

But I need all the features, but with custom columns.
It looks OK, but none of the alarms/history is showing. Have a broken the link to the Alarm database?

This is my new AlarmListFormats.XML ->

Looks like this when using
phobic posted Oct 3 '17 at 10:39 am

Why does this happen?

I make a numeric entry in a Widget.
Looks like this.
And I have made a PNG which I will overlay. Moving the PNG on top of the numeric entry. Looks exactly how I want it.
If I use this Widget on a page, this happens in runtime.
The digits just move to the left, messing up the design.
If I look at the page in Idea Studio,
Ted posted Oct 1 '17 at 2:23 am
How do I enable the permissions so I can update the value of the system tag "MobileBrowserAutoRefreshPeriod"? I can see it in the advanced view of the system properties but it is greyed out.

recent by Ted  ·  Oct 2 '17 at 6:18 pm
senad posted Apr 20 '17 at 9:56 am
Hello, Vt-Team.
My question is as following.
I have 3 subsites on one server.

I want IIS to serve the content for

and I want VT-SCADA to serve content for

Is it possible?

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