About This Manual

This manual is intended for those who analyze Historian™ data and prepare reports with data retrieved from the Historian product archive.

This manual provides descriptions of all the tables and columns in the Historian OLE DB Provider and specific operating procedures for performing common tasks.

OLEDB is the primary tool to access and move data within applications, and provides support for non-Excel based reporting such as Seagate® Crystal Reports™. The Historian OLE DB Provider is a data access mechanism that allows Historian data to be directly queried using Structured Query Language (SQL) statements.

This manual assumes that you are familiar with the Historian product, standard SQL-92 conventions, and relational database concepts, such as table, column, and row structures.