Data reporting is a very crucial process in Industrial Automation. These data can be of any type such as Batch Data, Alarms log, Process Data, Utility Data, etc.
This article will focus on the usage of VB Script to log data into an excel file.
What is VB Script?
- VB Script is programming language developed by Microsoft.
- It is very commonly found scripting language in various SCADA System such as Siemens, Schneider, Indusoft, AVEVA etc.
Why do we need to use any scripting language in SCADA?
- Many a Times when you want to develop sophisticated and perfect SCADA with many features then to enable that features you have to use scripting language.
- For Scalability of project.
- Unlimited possibilities.
Export Data from WinCC Runtime Advanced into Excel
First, make these tags in the tag table.
Here we have added three tags as an example Flow, Pressure, Temperature.
Tag named excel row is for use of VB Script counting.
Add a new VB Script and copy the code from this article.
This is the complete code.
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Path of the Excel file.
Excel file Starting cell number of every tag. Change this if you change the Excel file format.
Change these tags if you want to add new tags and do not change any other part of the code if you don’t have any clear idea.
Configure the SCADA Screen with the following items as shown in the image.
For sample reporting, I have configured this button to trigger the excel data. Whenever I press the button new data is inserted into the excel report.
This Excel file formatting. You can change any format you like. But keep in mind the cell number.
Now close the Excel file and Start WinCC Runtime in Simulation mode.
Enter any values in the IO- Field and after that press the “Insert New Data” Button.
Now you can check the new data is inserted into the excel file.
Keep in mind to close the excel window whenever new data is added, otherwise, the script won’t work and result in an error.
VBScript has unlimited possibilities to make your SCADA work like charm. So, use this script for your practice and log any data in excel.
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