Create an Event-Based Report

Now that you have a deployed an event in your Model, automatically collecting event periods and summarizing data from your Historian, let’s create an Event Report to “see” this information.

Select the “Reports” tab. Create a new folder in the “Reports” tab for “Packaging”. Now create a new “Event Report” in this folder (you can do this by dragging the “Event” icon from the Flow Zone, or by right-clicking on the folder) …

Double-click the new report definition to open its editor. Set the “Default Period” to start at the beginning of the Production week. Create a new Section called “Filler 1” in the Definition. Drag your “Filler 1 Run” Event onto the “Filler 1” Section …

Deploy the Report Definition

Just like you did with the Time-based report, you need to deploy this report definition to the “Flow Report Server”. Select the “Deployment” view tab at the bottom of the Model View and expand the “Flow Report Server” component. Drag this report definition onto the “Event Table Template” …

Right-click on the “deployed” report, click “Tasks”, “Open” …

Flow will open a visualization of your event report:

Notice how the structure of the visualization matches the structure of the report definition (i.e. Sections, Events and Event Attributes).

Let’s change a few properties in the report definition. Open the “Packaging Event Report” definition again.

  • In the “Filler 1” Section, select the “Filler 1 Run” event and set its “Description” property to “Work Order”. Set the “Identifier” to “Work Order”.
  • In the “Filler 1” Section, right-click the “Work Order” Attribute and click “Delete”. This will remove it as a column in the event report.

Notice the differences when you refresh your visualization. The Index column has been replaced by the “Work Order” column as an identifier, and the “Work Order” attribute column has been removed …


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