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Configuring a Job

Alpana Update File Dependency » Jobs » Configuring a Job

When a new Job is created, it is not configured. You can also configure an existing job. To configure a Job, configure each property : Target Dependency Source File Update Mode

Configuring a Widget

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget

The main Widget configuration activities in Alpana Designer include : binding data : what to display graphical properties : how to display it interactions : how visualizations interact with each other *A Dashboard can contain up to 50 widgets. *To create…

Creating a Job

Alpana Update File Dependency » Jobs » Creating a Job

To create a Job, click the Add New button : This creates an un-configured Job :

Deleting a Job

Alpana Update File Dependency » Jobs » Deleting a Job

To delete a Job, click the Remove button in front of it : !This will remove the Job permanently. If instead you want to disable it temporarily, just Disable it.

Configuring

Alpana OMI App » Configuring

To open the Configuration window for the Alpana app, simply click the ellipsis in the Properties of the element : This opens the Configuration window with 3 tabs corresponding to the 3 steps to configure the app : Alpana Connection : Connect to Alpana…

Configuring a Widget as Master

Alpana Designer » Using Dashboard Parameters » Widget as Master Filter » Configuring a Widget as Master

Configuration To turn a Widget into a Master Widget and allow it to filter other Widgets, check Act As Master Widget under Filter : There is also a shortcut in the top bar : Master Widget by default Some widgets do not require to perform this setting manually :…

Configuring behaviour

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » DatePicker » Configuring behaviour

Range Selection The DatePicker can be configured to allow range selection. Configure the Selection Type to Range : The calendar can now show two pages at the same time, to make it easier to select a Start Date and an End Date : Time Selection The Date Picker…

Configuring behavior

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » ComboBox » Configuring behavior

Multiple Selection Configuring Multiple Selection The Combobox can be configured to allow multiple selection. Check the Enable Multi-Select box under Basic Settings : Selecting items at runtime A checkbox appears in front of every item, allowing multiple…

Configuring behaviour

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » CheckBox » Configuring behaviour

Show/Hide “All” item By default, a item called “(All)” is added at the top, to allow to select/unselect all items at once. You may show or hide this item from the Show (All) Items check box under Basic Settings :

Configuring interactions

Alpana OMI App » Configuring » Configuring interactions

What are bindings In addition to just displaying a Widget or Dashboard, you can also let your InTouch application interact with it. Bindings allow you to define a relationship between a Alpana Parameter and a ArchestrA Attribute. To select configure interactions,…

Configuring Layout

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Sparkline » Configuring Layout

Display Mode There are 3 ways to lay out the list of indicators vertically : Fit All indicators will fit the height allocated to the Widget, and take all the vertical space. If there are few indicators and a lot of vertical space, they will be stretched…

Configuring Joins

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Merging Data » Configuring Joins

Configuring a relationship The Join Editor presents a list of relationships similar to a SQL join : Data is retrieved from a first table joined with X other tables. This relationship expresses how an entry in Table1 will be on the same row as another entry in…

Configuring behaviour

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » RangeNavigator » Configuring behaviour

Default selection as Relative Date What is Default selection as Relative Date Like other Widgets, the RangeNavigator allows to configure its default value by selecting in the preview inside Alpana Designer. This default selection will be a fixed date range. In…

Configuring style

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » RangeNavigator » Configuring style

Background Chart style The style of the background chart can be changed by selecting from the Basic Settings > Series Type list : Axis Interval Type (new in 2020 R1) This configures the labels that will be displayed on the time (X) axis : Years : only the…

Configuring style

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » DatePicker » Configuring style

Highlight Available Dates By default, all dates in the interval are available for selection. However, sometimes there is no actual data for a given date. By checking Highlight Available Dates under Basic Settings, you can prevent users from selecting dates that…

Configuring Behaviour

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » TreeView » Configuring Behaviour

Lazy Loading Usually, a large list of values means a lot of nodes to calculate before displaying the Widget, which could mean a performance degradation. Instead, you can optionally let the Tree View only load the lists of values on demand : until the user unfolds a…

Configuring behaviour

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » RangeSlider » Configuring behaviour

Range Selection Range The Range Slider can be configured to select a range of values (default). Under Basic Settings > Selection Type, select Range : Single The Range Slider can instead be configured to select a single value. Under Basic Settings > Selection…

Configuring style

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » RangeSlider » Configuring style

Orientation Horizontal The Range Slider can be oriented horizontally (default). Under Basic Settings > Orientation, select Horizontal : Vertical The Range Slider can be oriented vertically. Under Basic Settings > Orientation, select Vertical : …

Configuring behaviour

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » RadioButton » Configuring behaviour

Show/Hide “All” item By default, a item called “(All)” is added at the top, to allow to select/unselect all items at once. You may show or hide this item from the Show (All) Items check box under Basic Settings :

Configuring Filter Conditions

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Widget-level Filtering » Configuring Filter Conditions

Filter conditions are expressed with : a field name from the Data Source. This can also be an Expression. a boolean operator a value. This can also be a Parameter. Depending on the Data Source field type, the settings are slightly different, please see for each…

Configuring the query

Alpana Designer » Aveva Insight » Querying Insight » Configuring the query

Insight allows many ways to query the data. To make users feel at home, Alpana replicates these configuration options in the query configuration. See the next chapters for details.

Configuring without data

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Filter Widgets » DatePicker » Configuring without data

The Date Picker doesn’t need to be bound to a Data source. Instead, you may wish to configure it as a calendar filled with dates. To choose this, select Custom Data : Then you can just configure a Minimum and Maximum date to generate the calendar : …

Configuring Filter Conditions

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Filtering Data » Configuring Filter Conditions

Filter conditions are expressed with : a field name from the Data Source. This can also be an Expression. a boolean operator a value. This can also be a Parameter. Depending on the Data Source field type, the settings are slightly different, please see for each…

Configuring the Historian Query

Alpana Designer » Wonderware Historian » Creating Queries to Wonderware Historian » Configuring the Historian Query

Wonderware Historian allows many ways to query the data. To make users feel at home, Alpana replicates these configuration options in the query configuration. See the next chapters for details.

Configuring the query result

Alpana Designer » Aveva Insight » Querying Insight » Configuring the query result

The Insight Connection presents its Result in a table. Some default fields are always displayed, and some additional fields can be added, to help add more context to the data. Data Fields The following fields are returned by default : FQN : the fully qualified name…

Configuring Widgets on the Layout

Alpana Designer » Dashboard Layout » Configuring Widgets on the Layout

Layout canvas Widgets are laid out on a bi-dimensional (2D) canvas. In Alpana Designer, the layout is configurable in the center part of the Dashboard activity tab : This is where you will configure the Widget’s position and size. Navigating the…

Configuring the aggregation of number fields

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Widget Data Binding » Configuring the aggregation of number fields

Introduction Most Widgets have configuration fields that require to generate a single number for each corresponding shape in the Widget. Examples : Chart : the chart line Y position of each point TreeMap : the rectangle relative size for each…

Import a Widget from a file

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Export / Import Widgets » Import a Widget from a file

A Widget can be imported from a file in a few ways : Import in an existing Dashboard Click on the “Import” button in the Widgets list : In the “Import Widget” dialog, under “Computer”, click “…” to browse for…

Export a Widget to a file

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Export / Import Widgets » Export a Widget to a file

How to Export to a file In the top bar, click the Export as Template icon : Select a file name and save locally.

Import a Data Source from a file

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Export / Import Data Sources » Import a Data Source from a file

A Data Source can be imported from a file in a few ways : Import in an existing Dashboard Click on the “Import” button in the Data Sources list : In the “Import Data Source” dialog, under “Computer”, click “…”…

Export a Data Source to a file

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Export / Import Data Sources » Export a Data Source to a file

How to Export to a file In the top bar, click the Export as Template icon : Select a file name and save locally.

Adding a field

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Calculating Expressions » Adding a field

Any field from the Data Source can be used as function argument, including other Expressions Browsing for a field Fields can be browsed from the Fields container at the bottom : This list can be filtered by table name, or by selecting Expressions to list…

Renaming a Widget

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Creating and Managing Widgets » Renaming a Widget

When the Widget is already open to Edit, you can use the top bar on the left to change its name : No need to validate, the name is updated live. *Note : This Widget name is used internally in the widgets list for example. However, this is not the Widget header…

Deleting a Widget

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Creating and Managing Widgets » Deleting a Widget

From the Widgets activity tab To delete a Widget, select it in the Widgets activity tab top bar, then click on button “Delete” : From the Dashboard activity tab To delete a Widget when you are in the main Dashboard activity tab, first left click on…

Creating a Tenant

Alpana Server » Administration » Tenant Management » Creating a Tenant

*By default, 1 Tenant is already created after installing. It is called Default. To create a Tenant, click Create new tenant : This opens the Create new tenant dialog_ : Fill-in the required information : Tenancy name / Tenant name : the name of the…

Adding a constant

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Calculating Expressions » Adding a constant

Constant value By clicking on a ? question mark, you can input free form text : number constant string constant Note on dates *To input a constant date, it is strongly advised to use the ISO date format : YYYY-MM-DD for dates, for example…

Delete a Connection

Alpana Designer » Connecting to Data » Creating and Managing Connections » Delete a Connection

To Delete an existing Connection, click the pen icon next to the Connection name : From the pop-up, select Delete : If the Connection is used by any Widget or any Data Source, the following message will appear : If you choose “Yes”, the…

Edit a Connection

Alpana Designer » Connecting to Data » Creating and Managing Connections » Edit a Connection

To open a Connection to start to Edit it, click the pen icon next to the Connection name : From the pop-up, select Edit : Then the corresponding “Edit Connection” dialog opens for edition (see below for each Connection type).

Adding a Widget

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Creating and Managing Widgets » Adding a Widget

Dashboard Layout In the Dashboard activity tab, the main area shows the Dashboard layout canvas where some square tiles are displayed to guide you. Created Widgets will appear on this layout canvas and can be re-arranged later. For example, this is what a work in…

Choosing a map

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Map » Choosing a map

Select a Map Built-in Maps Some geographical maps of the world are provided with Alpana. They are available under Map Settings, by selecting Built-in : By default, the selected map shows the world’s countries. Custom Maps You own custom GeoJSON files…

Create a Connection

Alpana Designer » Connecting to Data » Creating and Managing Connections » Create a Connection

To create a new Connection, click New :

Editting a Widget

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Creating and Managing Widgets » Editting a Widget

How to Edit a Widget From the Dashboard activity tab To open an existing Widget to start to Edit it, first left click on the Widget on Dashboard activity tab, so that it appears selected : Then on the cog icon on the top right of the Widget itself : This will…

Removing a connection

Alpana Designer » Using Dashboard Parameters » Managing Parameters » Editing Parameter bindings » Removing a connection

Why remove a connection ? By default, a Filter Widget becomes connected to all Listener Widgets using the same Data Source. Sometimes, you only want to filter some Widgets and not others. This can also be useful for sending values into a Parameter without Listener…

Adding a function

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Calculating Expressions » Adding a function

Functions take part in the calculation and take other elements as argument. There are two main types of functions : Calculation functions (like Arithmetic functions *, /, -, +, Abs, … or String functions Concat, Left, …) Aggregation functions (SUM,…

Adding a connection

Alpana Designer » Using Dashboard Parameters » Managing Parameters » Editing Parameter bindings » Adding a connection

Why add a connection ? This can be useful for filtering across Data Sources : Only Widgets from the same Data Source are linked by default. If you wish to use a Master Widget from DataSource_A to filter a Listener Widget from DataSource_B, you have to manually define…

Creating a Schedule

Alpana Server » Schedule Management » Creating a Schedule

This chapter describes creating a new Schedule or editing an existing Schedule. To create a new Schedule, click the Create new scheduling button : A Schedule is composed of 4 types of properties that correspond to the 4 steps of creating the Schedule : Main : the…

Copying/Pasting a Widget

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Creating and Managing Widgets » Copying/Pasting a Widget

Instead of creating an empty Widget and configure it from scratch, you may duplicate an existing Widget and edit the copy. Copy To copy a Widget, select it on the layout canvas and use the Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut, or click the Copy button in the top window bar : …

Open a Dashboard file

Alpana Designer » Dashboard Settings and Publication » Create and Export / Import Dashboards » Open a Dashboard file

A Dashboard.alpd file can be opened in a few ways : File > Open To open a Dashboard.alpd file in the currently open Alpana Designer, click on the burger menu at the top and use Open… : Open / Import You can also use the top toolbar Open Dashboard button : …

Adding to a Layout

Alpana OMI App » Adding to a Layout

To add the Alpana app to a layout in OMI, simply browse the Toolbox to find the AlpanaApp object : Then drag the WidgetViewerContainer and drop on the desired layout :

Configure a sorting order

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Configure a sorting order

Introduction Most Widgets will present data differently depending on how it is sorted in the query. Example : a Chart is by default sorted by ascending X Axis values. It can instead be sorted by descending Y Axis values. Sorting Priority As a rule, the fields at…

Selecting a Data Source

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Widget Data Binding » Selecting a Data Source

*Each Widget binds data from a single Data Source. In order to select a Data Source for this Widget, open the Data Source listbox on the top of the Data panel, under the From title : !Warning If the Widget had any data binding from another Data Source, it will be…

What is a Parameter ?

Alpana Designer » Using Dashboard Parameters » What is a Parameter ?

A Parameter is a proxy between actions and results in a Dashboard. What is this for ? This is the mechanism behind Dashboard Filters, dynamic Stored Procedure calls, URL Parameters, … How does it work ? A Parameter acts as a variable : its value can be…

Binding a data field

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Widget Data Binding » Binding a data field

Mandatory fields, optional fields In order to complete the Widget configuration, some Widget properties must be configured : the Widget will not work without this field bound. The corresponding field selector is marked with “Select required field…” …

Accessing behind a router

Alpana Server » Troubleshooting » Accessing behind a router

Scenario In this scenario, Alpana Server is installed in the local network on a machine with IP address 192.168.0.1, and you wish to reach it from a public network through a router with external IP address 88.88.88.88. Configuring *Note : for this configuration…

Create a Data Source

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Creating and Managing Data Sources » Create a Data Source

New Dashboard : first Data Source When creating a new Dashboard, a new Data Source called “DataSource_1” is created and opened in Alpana Designer. Creating a Data Source After creating a Connection, you can create a Data Source by clicking the + button…

Rename a Data Source

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Creating and Managing Data Sources » Rename a Data Source

Why rename a Data Source? The Data Source name will appear in widget data binding. Giving good names can help the user who will make the Dashboard based on this Data Source. How Use the text box on the left of the top bar to rename the currently open Data Source…

Delete a Data Source

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Creating and Managing Data Sources » Delete a Data Source

How to Delete a Data Source To Delete an existing Data Source, left click then click on the trash icon in the top bar : If the Data Source is used by any Widget, the following message will appear : If you choose “Yes”, the Data Source is deleted…

Duplicate a Data Source

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Creating and Managing Data Sources » Duplicate a Data Source

You can Duplicate an existing Data Source to start working on a copy. In the top bar, click on the Duplicate_ icon : A copy of your Data Source is created, and you can start working on it independently.

Creating a New Dashboard

Alpana Designer » Dashboard Settings and Publication » Create and Export / Import Dashboards » Creating a New Dashboard

When Alpana Designer opens, an empty Dashboard is available for you to start working. When a Dashboard is already open, you can replace it by a New Dashboard by clicking on the burger menu at the top and selecting New Dashboard (or keyboard shortcut Ctrl+N) : A…

Save a Dashboard as file

Alpana Designer » Dashboard Settings and Publication » Create and Export / Import Dashboards » Save a Dashboard as file

Click on the burger menu at the top and use Save (keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S) to save the Dashboard with the same file name as currently, or use Save As… (keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+S) to specify a file name and location :

What is a Widget Export

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Export / Import Widgets » What is a Widget Export

A Widget can be exported to a file with format *.alpw This Widget.sydw file contains : the configuration of the Widget itself its position on the Dashboard canvas the dependent Data Source all the dependent Connections, including their credentials all related…

Updating a Custom Query Table

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Custom Query Tables » Updating a Custom Query Table

To do so, click on the cog icon to view and update the Custom Query. *Important Be careful that any changes in the schema (column names and types) could impact the items that use this Custom Query Table, such as Widgets or Expressions. Changing the schema of the…

Un-binding a data field

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Widget Data Binding » Un-binding a data field

To remove a field binding from a Widget, click the cross inside the field container : !All related configuration will be lost.

Creating a Custom Query Table

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Custom Query Tables » Creating a Custom Query Table

To do so, open the Data Source where you need to add a Custom Query Table. From the Connection schema below, click on Add Custom Query. This will bring up the Custom Query Editor frame. Write the query in the correct SQL language (see the previous chapter…

Setting a Widget Default Selection

Alpana Designer » Using Dashboard Parameters » Widget as Master Filter » Setting a Widget Default Selection

The Master Widget can be configured to generate a selection by default. This means that every time the Dashboard will load, the Widget will send this default selection into the Parameter Default Value. Setting a static default selection In Alpana Designer, use the…

What is a Dashboard file

Alpana Designer » Dashboard Settings and Publication » Create and Export / Import Dashboards » What is a Dashboard file

A complete Dashboard can be saved to a file with format *.alpd" This Dashboard.alpd file contains : all Dashboard-level settings (theme, layout, filters, …) all Widgets and their configuration all Data Sources all Connections, including their…

Login to a Wonderware Historian server

Alpana Designer » Wonderware Historian » Connecting to Wonderware Historian » Login to a Wonderware Historian server

Connection Parameters To login to a Wonderware Historian server, fill-in the following fields : If in the current session you have already connected to a Historian server, you can select it in the combobox below to auto-fill the Host Input. !Important : Because…

fetching data from a data Table

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Fetching Data » fetching data from a data Table

To get data from a data Table, browse to the desired Table in the schema and drag it to the top main area :

How to Use a Custom CSS

Alpana Server » Administration » Theme and Appearance » How to Use a Custom CSS

Applying a Custom CSS To apply your Custom CSS theme to Alpana Server please follow the below steps: Prepare the Theme First, you need to go to the Visual Settings Page by clicking on Administration (Step 1 on screenshot), then click to Visual Settings (Step 2 on…

Import a Widget from Alpana Server

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Export / Import Widgets » Import a Widget from Alpana Server

*In order to Import a published Widget from Alpana Server, you need to be logged in from Alpana Designer to that Alpana Server, and have the necessary permissions to access the Widget. From the Dashboard activity Click on the “Import Widget” button in the…

Selecting a Tenant or the Host

Alpana Server » Login and User Profile » Selecting a Tenant or the Host

The login screen allows to select which Tenant to connect to, or allows to connect to the Host. Selecting a Tenant To login to a Tenant, you must first enter that Tenant’s name on the login screen. Click on “Current Tenant” : Change : In the…

Importing a Dashboard from Alpana Server

Alpana Designer » Dashboard Settings and Publication » Create and Export / Import Dashboards » Importing a Dashboard from Alpana Server

*In order to Publish a Dashboard to a Tenant on Alpana Server, you need to be logged in from Alpana Designer to that Alpana Server tenant, and have the necessary permissions to access the Dashboard. Click the top toolbar Open Dashboard button : In the Import…

fetching data from a Stored Procedure

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Fetching Data » fetching data from a Stored Procedure

Important notice Stored Procedure can perform destructive actions when called : deleting tables, inserting data, etc… In Alpana, the Stored Procedure will be called every time data is fetched : every time anyone loads a dashboard or refreshes a filter pointing…

Creating a Runtime Connection table schema

Alpana Server » Runtime Connections » Creating a Runtime Connection table schema

This chapter describes creating the schema for a Runtime Connection table. This is similar to creating a template form for the user input, or defining a schema for the hosted table. Creating a new Runtime Connection Select a folder and click the Create Runtime…

Publish a Widget to Alpana Server

Alpana Designer » Configuring a Widget » Export / Import Widgets » Publish a Widget to Alpana Server

*In order to Publish a Widget to Alpana Server, you need to be logged in from Alpana Designer to that Alpana Server, and have the necessary permissions to create Widgets. In the top bar, click Publish : In the “Publish” dialog, fill in details and…

What is a Data Source Export

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Export / Import Data Sources » What is a Data Source Export

A Data Source can be exported to a file with format *.alps . This DataSource.syds file contains the definition of the Data Source and all the dependent Connections, including their credentials. This is useful for splitting roles in Dashboard creation : User1 needs…

fetching data from a data View

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Fetching Data » fetching data from a data View

To get data from a data View, browse to the desired View in the schema and drag it to the top main area :

Publishing a Dashboard to Alpana Server

Alpana Designer » Dashboard Settings and Publication » Create and Export / Import Dashboards » Publishing a Dashboard to Alpana Server

“Publishing” means pushing the Dashboard to a Tenant on Alpana Server to make it available to other users. *In order to Publish a Dashboard to a Tenant on Alpana Server, you need to be logged in from Alpana Designer to that Alpana Server tenant, and have…

Removing a table from the Data Source

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Fetching Data » Removing a table from the Data Source

You can remove an object (Table, View, etc, …) from the Data Source by clicking the cross on the top right of the table : If the table is in a relationship with other tables and removing it breaks Join conditions, a confirmation dialog appears : All…

Import a Data Source from Alpana Server

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Export / Import Data Sources » Import a Data Source from Alpana Server

*In order to Import a published Data Source from Alpana Server, you need to be logged in from Alpana Designer to that Alpana Server, and have the necessary permissions to access the Data Source. Click on the “Import” button in the Data Sources list : …

fetching data from a Table-Valued Function

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Fetching Data » fetching data from a Table-Valued Function

Table-Valued Functions without parameters To get data from a Table-Valued Function, browse to the desired Table-Valued Function in the schema and drag it to the top main area : If the Table-Valued Function takes no input parameters, then that’s all. If the…

Publish a Data Source to Alpana Server

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Export / Import Data Sources » Publish a Data Source to Alpana Server

*In order to Publish a Data Source to Alpana Server, you need to be logged in from Alpana Designer to that Alpana Server, and have the necessary permissions to create Data Sources. In the top bar, click Publish : In the “Publish” dialog, fill in…

Include Parameter value in a Link to URL

Alpana Designer » Using Dashboard Parameters » Parameter usage » Include Parameter value in a Link to URL

Links To URL can use Parameter values as part of the URL : this allows to include the value of the Parameter inside the URL. For more information, see in chapter Link to URL.

Running the application

Alpana Update File Dependency » Running the application

The application runs as a Windows service called “AlpanaDependencyUpdate”. This allows to run jobs even when no user is logged in. To start configuring Jobs and start/stop the Service, run the “Alpana Update File Dependency” shortcut : When…

Strip Line

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Cartesian Chart » Axes » Y Axes » Strip Line

Strip Lines allow to change the background color of the full chart between a minimum and maximum Y value. This can be useful for adding context information to a chart, for example the limit values of a measurement. To open the Strip Line editor, click on Strip…

Titles and Labels

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Energy Rating » Titles and Labels

Title Optionally a title can be displayed on top of the Widget. This is useful especially when configuring a Split into many widgets field : then configuring the Title as {{:Row}} will give you the field value for each sub-widget. If no title is configured, then…

Titles Configuration

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Gantt » Titles Configuration

Optionally a title can be displayed on top of the Gantt. This is useful especially when configuring a Split into many widgets field : then configuring the Title as {{:Row}} will give you the field value for each sub-widget. Title This is the title itself. If no…

Binding Data

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Grid » Binding Data

Introduction The following field containers are available for configuring data binding on a Grid : Column(s) : fields that will be Grid columns Hidden Column(s) : field that will be in the query but not visible to the user Columns Any number of fields of any…

Running jobs

Alpana Update File Dependency » Jobs » Running jobs

Run Automatically Jobs can be run automatically when Enabled. *Jobs are not Enabled by default. To Enable a Job, check the Enabled box : To Disable a Job, uncheck the Enabled box : Run Manually To manually force the update now, click the Upload button…

Widget Properties Reference

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference

Each Widget type has specific properties and configuration options. This chapter is a reference of all Widget properties. A Widget is a visualization entity that uses data from a single Data Source and displays it in an interactive way. Widgets are assembled to…

Wonderware Historian query result

Alpana Designer » Wonderware Historian » Wonderware Historian query result

After configuring the query, Alpana is able to send it to the Wonderware Historian server and get the result. This result will be modeled as a Table inside the current Data Source. For details about the schema and data of this query result, see the next…

Proportion Charts

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Proportion Charts

Proportion Charts allow to see the relative importance of a quantity in different context values. Proportion Charts are split into several Widget types, but it’s possible to change type after configuring the widget : Pie Doughnut…

Strip Line

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Cartesian Chart » Axes » X Axis » Strip Line

Strip Lines allow to change the background color of the full chart between a minimum and maximum X value. This can be useful for adding context information to a chart, for example the states of an equipment. To open the Strip Line editor, click on Strip Line……

External Login

Alpana Server » Administration » Host-level Settings » External Login

You can let users login using external authentication authorities, through SSO. This allows : to create Alpana Server accounts from external authorities, and from a single click to login to those Alpana Server accounts by relying on external authorities, and from a…

Background Jobs

Alpana Server » Administration » Background Jobs

(new in version 2020 R1) Introduction Long-running tasks are managed by a Background Jobs manager : manual dashboard exports, manual data import from files, etc If the job fails, it is retried once. Results are communicated through the Notifications. This allows a…

Components and Architecture of Alpana

About Alpana » Components and Architecture of Alpana

Installable components Alpana Platform is composed of : Alpana Designer : the development tool for creating Data Sources, Widgets, Dashboards Alpana Server : the website deployed for sharing content Alpana Mobile : the mobile app used for viewing on mobile…

Trend Lines

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Cartesian Chart » Trend Lines

Introduction In addition to displaying the data itself, each series can be configured to display a Trend Line. This can be useful for displaying a linear regression or an average on the data points. Example Enabling the Trend Line To enable a Trend Line on a…

Series Settings

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Polar Chart » Series Settings

Each Y Value Series can be configured individually by clicking the pen icon next to its name : This allows to fine-tune your chart by configuring exactly what you want on each series inside the widget. *Keep in mind that some configuration options are not available…

Series Settings

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Cartesian Chart » Series Settings

Each Y Value Series can be configured individually by clicking the pen icon next to its name : This allows to fine-tune your chart by configuring exactly what you want on each series inside the widget. *Keep in mind that some configuration options are not available…

Footer

Alpana Designer » Widget Properties Reference » Grid » Footer

Introduction Footers are configured under Footer Settings and allow to create summary rows at the bottom of the Grid. *Note : footers are disabled when Paging is enabled. Creating a Footer To create a Footer, navigate under Footer Settings and click the + icon : …