6.1. Window Functions
PLC Reports is designed to run as a background application after the configuration is completed. For this reason, when clicking the minimize button the application window is being minimized into the so-call „System-Tray“. If minimized, System Tray applications are represented as small icons on the Windows Task Bar.
If PLC Reports runs in production mode, its application window cannot be closed but only minimized. By clicking the application symbol in the system tray, the application window will be restored to its original size.
6.1.2. Keeping the Window on Top
Starting and stopping the reporting System
License and activation
- Application Settings
Application language selection
Simulation mode activation
- 1. PLCs
Definition and validation of PLCs
- 2. Report File
Opening, editing and validation of report templates
- 3. Settings
Adjustment of report template settings
- 4. Variables
Definition and validation of variables
- 5. Archives
Definition and validation of archives
- 6. Instructions
Definition and validation of instructions
- 7. Scheduling
Definition and validation of report-start times
6.3. Message List
The message list shows information and error messages. It is located in the footer area of the application window. Messages include date, time, category and message text as well as detailed information about the message origin. Messages can be sorted alphabetically by clicking the respective column header. They can also be filtered by entering one or multiple filter criteria.
Important messages will additionally be logged into a csv-file. By default this file is stored in the Public Documents folder, subfolder PLC Reports\Messages\Year\Month. Storage locations can be adjusted in the application settings tab.