Using DIAdem data stores to retrieve Citadel data into DIAdem is as easy and flexible as the Historical Data Viewer. DIAdem data stores allow you to identify the location of your pertinent historical data, identify specific traces, alarms or events, and even isolate a time region of interest for loading.
To load historical, time-based measurement data into DIAdem from Citadel, use the following step-by-step procedure as a guide.
Note: When interfacing with files on disk, DIAdem uses the built-in NI My DataFinder or the optimized, server-based NI DataFinder Server Edition to search for, locate and load file-based measurement data. DIAdem also features interfaces to databases such as SQL, ASAM ODS or Citadel, which are accessible instead using Data Stores.Figure 1. The Data Store Settings dialog box allows DIAdem users to interfaces with databases such as SQL or Citadel instead of just data files.
Figure 2. Provide a name and DataPlugin for your data store using the New Data Store dialog box.
Figure 3. The Open Data Store dialog box - shown here using the Citadel 5 DataPlugin - allows you to configure the parameters used when opening the data store.
Figure 5. The Set Filter Parameters dialog box allows you to reduce the data visible in the data store.
The typical postprocessing workflow involves loading data, visualizing (graphing) data, performing analysis, and creating a report. NI DIAdem features a built-in workflow that directly conforms to these common postprocessing tasks.
DIAdem features a wide variety of visualization options that go beyond graphs and spreadsheets to include synchronization of data with maps, 3D models, video and more. To visualize Citadel data on a graph and spreadsheet in DIAdem, use the following steps as a guide:
Figure 6. You can create custom VIEW layouts, or select from a list of predefined layout options.
Figure 7. Explore the variety of synchronized visualization options in DIAdem that go beyond simple spreadsheets and graphs.
DIAdem’s library of built-in analysis functions includes hundreds of different calculations that do not require programming; as a result, performing analysis on Citadel data is as easy as choosing a specific calculation and configuring the correct parameters. For example, to run a fast Fourier transform on your Citadel data use the following step-by-step procedure as a guide:
Figure 8. DIAdem's analysis functions include everything from simple addition and subtraction to complex signal processing and 3D data manipulation.
Figure 9. DIAdem's analysis calculations are configuration-based and require no programming.
DIAdem’s report creation tool is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) interface, meaning that you can “draw” components on a canvas to actually create your report. To create a report using Citadel data:
Figure 10. DIAdem's what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) report tool makes it easy to create high-quality, professional reports.
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