@aGlance Add-in for XESS
The @aGlance Add-in for the XESS spreadsheet provides the client
interface between the spreadsheet and the object-oriented data
facilities of the
system. With this add-in, an XESS
spreadsheet can easily retrieve and display current and historical
data from various data sources in a distributed environment. This
data can then be analyzed and charted in real-time.
A typical @aGlance environment includes various sources that contribute
data and one or more clients where the data is processed. It might be a
factory where the manufacturing process is monitored and reported by
various data sources on the plant floor.
The XESS spreadsheet is particularly powerful when used with the @aGlance
add-in because of its inherent real-time nature. When the data values
change, XESS automatically reflect the changes in its analyses and charts.
Rules in the spreadsheet can be used to test for unusual conditions and
report them to the user.
XESS/@aGlance Sample Solution
What is @aGlance
@aGlance is a package that provides a way for clients (ordinary desktop
applications like the XESS spreadsheet) to talk to servers (process control
systems) in "real-time". Layered on Digital's ACA Services (Application
Control Architecture) and Object Broker, @aGlance clients and servers can
exchange data and make inquiries over a multiplatform network (e.g.
OpenVMS, UNIX, Solaris, AIX, MS Windows)
The XESS @aGlance extension) allows XESS spreadsheets to connect as an
@aGlance/IT client. This extends XESS with built-in functions and
pull-down menus that allow XESS spreadsheets to connect in "real-time" to
Specifically, a connection program adds:
- The ability to retrieve and store data from an @aGlance
server in "real-time".
- Special @aGlance functions to aid in retrieving data from the
- Two additional menu buttons on the spreadsheet main menu
to retrieve data from the @aGlance server and to recalculate
the data as it comes in.
How do we get started with XESS and @aGlance?
Contact AIS at email@example.com
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