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Accessing the data measurements through the archieve file

Apr 10, 2012 at 9:16 AM


 I am a new member, I successfuly  installed OpenPDC and the configuration. However, I still don't know how to access the archieve historian file. I need to access the data measurements through the historian file, in order to analys the data. Can anyone please help me?

 I deeply appreciate your help.

Many thanks


May 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM


You can use the Historian Playback Utility. The executable is in the same directory where you installed the openPDC.



May 7, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Thanks Juan - that is correct! In later versions of the openPDC you can also you the "Historian Trending" tool as well.


May 24, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Hi Ritchie,

  I looked for the TVAhistorian file and I found a folder called (historianplaybackutility), and inside the folder there is only one file called (settings). I opened the file and here what I found;

<?xml version="1.0" ?>

- <settings>
- <lastWindowSize>
  <add name="Main" value="{Width=700, Height=600}" />
- <lastWindowLocation>
  <add name="Main" value="{X=295,Y=28}" />

 Can you please tell me how can I use this to run the  Historian Playback Utility? I would apreciate your help.

 Many thanks,




Jun 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Try installing one of the newer version 1.5 release preview - lot's of new items and two historian tools you can use:

openPDC version 1.5 Download