WinCC/IndustrialDataBridge: Writing data from SIMATIC WinCC or from SIMATIC controllers in MS Office files
SIMATIC WinCC/IndustrialDataBridge (IDB) is a WinCC option which enables data exchange between various automation systems, e.g. via:
- WinCC OLEDB
- OPC DA
The WinCC/IndustrialDataBridge also provides data exchange with other applications for the analysis and storage of process values in Office formats, such as:
- Microsoft Excel or
- Microsoft Access.
It is also possible to integrate databases (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle) for archiving larger amounts of data.
The figure below shows a schematic overview of the different applications and format supported by the WinCC/IndustrialDataBridge.
Example 1: Industrial Data Bridge with “WinCC OLE DB” provider interfaceDocumentation (2,1 MB)
Example project for IDB V7.3 (20,0 MB)
Example 2: Industrial Data Bridge with “Send/Receive” provider interface
Example 3: Industrial Data Bridge with “WinCC User Archive” provider interface
Example 4: Industrial Data Bridge with “OPC Data Access” provider interface
Example 5: Industrial Data Bridge with "XML File" provider interface
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