Introduction to the Historian Administrator

The Historian Administrator is a user interface that permits you to monitor, supervise, archive, retrieve, and control data gathering functions from the server, a client, or one or more remote non-web-based nodes. This manual provides descriptive material and specific operating procedures for performing all common tasks.
Note: Changes that you make to parameters on a local or remote Historian Administrator are not automatically updated on other Administrators.

Intended Audience

This guide is intended for people who need to:
  • Retrieve and analyze archived information.
  • Monitor Historian system performance.
  • Set up and maintain configuration and other parameters for tags, collectors, and archives.
  • Perform specific supervisory and security tasks for the Historian system.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the Historian system.

About The Historian Administrator

The Historian Administrator allows you to:
  • Examine key operating statistics for archives and collectors, and display or search system alerts and messages.
  • Perform archive maintenance, including:
    • Set archive size.
    • Select options and parameters.
    • Display security parameters.
    • Add and restore archives.
    • Routine backup and restoration tasks
  • Perform tag maintenance, including:
    • Add, delete, and copy tags.
    • Search for tags in a data source or in the Historian Database.
    • Start and stop collection on a tag.
    • Configure, display, and edit tag parameters and options.
    • Display trend data for selected tags.
  • Perform data collector maintenance, including:
    • Add or delete collectors.
    • Configure, display, and edit parameters for all types of collectors.
    • Create calculation formulas.
    • Display performance trends for selected collectors.


If the number of archives is large (that is, more than 5,000), Historian Administrator takes a long time to start.