Ignition Reporting enables managers to increase productivity, decrease waste, reduce costs, and increase quality with existing resources by providing a view of their manufacturing process. Managers often save time by automating reporting processes that were once done by hand. Often valuable man-hours that went into creating spreadsheets or reports can be recovered! These reports are trivial to manage since they are generated on the fly from existing SQL database data.
The most noteworthy feature of the Reporting Module is the fact that is integrated into the Ignition system. This provides access to Ignition data including any SQL database, allows as many concurrent clients as the hardware can handle, and shares authentication with your existing Ignition project all through simple but secure web-based access.
The Schedule Engine allows you to schedule when reports run, and what to do with the report when it's complete. Email, Print, or Save as a File!
The Report Designer makes report generation feel just like designing a Vision window, and includes an intuitive layout and drawing tools. Tricks and learned-behaviors from Vision windows are easily transferable to reports.
A host of report-specific components unleash a wealth of possibilities. Tables can dynamically add pages to account for varying amounts of data, or change appearance based on certain values. Beautiful charts can visualize data. There are even Label and Barcode components, so you can create shipping and product labels.
Reports can be generated in the following formats:
The Reporting module provides several components that can be used with the Vision module. The Row Selector and Column Selector components aid with dataset manipulation, while the File Explorer and PDF File Viewer components allow clients to access files outside of Ignition. There is even a Report Viewer component, so reports can be viewed directly from the client.
To take advantage of Ignition's 7.8 powerful platform, we introduced a new version of the Reporting Module starting in v3. You may see reports created by an older Reporting Module version in your project. You can double-click on them to open up their editor. They will continue to work as they always have without any modification. Refer to the legacy documentation for the 7.7 version of the Reporting module.
We recommend that you convert them to the latest version to take advantage of the many features of the Reporting Module starting in version 3.