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Glossary term
gloTermClient
termSynsruntime

A software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a Server software program either on the same computer or on another computer. A client makes a request and the server fulfills the request. In Ignition, a client is the runtime that operators use to interact with projects, and is launched from the Ignition Gateway webpageWebpage.


Glossary term
termLabelsMQTT
gloTermCirrus Link MQTT Distributor Module
termSynsDistributor Module

This is an Ignition module made by Cirrus Link. It acts as a hub (Server) for MQTT clients (systems or devices) to securely connect, publish, and subscribe to data. It supports up to 50 Edge of Network Gateways (each can support multiple PLCs).

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Glossary term
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gloTermComponent Palette
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The Component Palette contains different types of components that you can drag and drop into an Ignition Window. Many components are specialized for industrial use, and are organized into groups such as Inputinput, Buttonsbuttons, Displaydisplay, Tablestables, Chartscharts, Calendarcalendar, Adminadmin, Alarming, Reporting, Containerscontainers, and Miscellaneousmiscellaneous.


Glossary term
termLabelsgloTermComponent PropertiestermAbbrstermSynscomponent properties

Each component has it's its own set of unique properties which that dictate how a component looks and behaves inside of an Ignition window. To see all the properties that make up a component, click on a component to view its properties in the Property Editor.

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Glossary term
gloTermComponent Translation Terms
termSynscomponent term, component level term

Component Translation Terms provide language translations specific to one component. If there is a matching global term in the Translation Manager database, the component translation term will take precedence.


Glossary term
termLabelsgloTermControlscontrols

Refers to the field of Automated Control Systems automated control systems that control manufacturing machineriesmachinery. These are usually highly computerized using specialized controllers. Controls is a specialized field which is invisible to the public at large but which is huge because it is involved with nearly every manufacturing process on the planet.

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Glossary term
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gloTermControlLogix

An ControlLogix is an Allen-Bradley (Rockwell Automation) family of PLC controllers, a very powerful, networked, and broad family.

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Glossary term
gloTermcontrol system

1 - A control system  is is a device, or set of devices and software, that manages, commandsregulates, directs, or regulates commands the behavior of other devices or systems.   Industrial control systems  are are used to control equipment or machines in industrial production for controlling equipment or machines. -Wikipedia

2 - Refers to a PLC, Process a process control system, all field sensing devices, motor and valve control devices, the wiring to the controller, the controller itself, software and anything else related to controlling a manufacturing process. Some antiquated control systems use straight electrical wiring or pneumatic control systems without the use of computers. The majority of control systems are computerare computer-based though.



Glossary term
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gloTermControl System Specialist

Refers to a person with highly specialized knowledge of control systems. Such a person must have a working understanding of computers, computer programming, IT and networking, electrical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical systems and often chemistry. Such a person may be degreed or not. When degreed they are usually electrical or mechanical engineers.

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Glossary term
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gloTermcredentials
termAbbrs
termSynslogin-in credentials

Sometimes call 'log-in credentials,' this is referring to your username and password to log into the Gateway or Client, Vision Client, or Perspective Session.


Glossary term
gloTermCron
termSynsCrontab

Cron is a scheduling format that provides a simple way for users to set repeating scheduled events using only five values (hour, minute, day, month, weekday). Cron is used in Ignition's Report module to schedule report generation and it's used in Gateway auto-backups. A Crontab is a file which contains the schedule of Cron entries to be run and at specified times. In Ignition, the CronTab files are managed for you.

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30 1 * * * # Every day at 1:30 AM
0 0 * * 0  # Every Sunday at midnight


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Glossary term
gloTermcustom properties

Users can create their own custom properties to enhance exisiting existing functionality and add new functionality to a component. Custom properties can be used like any other properties, and are important for passing parameters from one window to another especially for a popup window.



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gloTermcomplex tag
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See UDT.


Glossary term
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gloTermCascading Style Sheets
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document or webpage. CSS is designed to enable the separation of presentation and content, including layout, colors, and fonts. The Perspective module uses the popular standard HTML5/CSS3 technology for its user interface (UI) layer. In the Perspective module, CSS can be used to create named styles so components can easily cycle their looks between them.


Glossary term
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gloTermCSS
termAbbrs
termSyns

See Cascading Style Sheets.


Glossary term
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gloTermCoordinated Universal Time
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termSyns

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. It is within about 1 second of mean solar time at 0° longitude and is not adjusted for daylight saving time.


Glossary term
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gloTermcertificate authority
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A Certificate Authority (CA) is an entity that is trusted to sign, issue, distribute and revoke digital certificates. Certificates from CAs can be used for SSL /TLS security for Perspective.


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gloTermCA
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See Certificate Authority

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Glossary term
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gloTermCertificate Signing Request
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A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is a block of encoded text that is given to a Certificate Authority when applying for an SSL Certificate. A CSR is one of the first steps towards getting your own SSL Certificate.

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gloTermCSR
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See Certificate Signing Request