The Matrikon OPC Client for ODBC enables any ODBC-compliant database to exchange process data with an OPC Server. This application uses standard SQL queries.
There are two main uses for the OPC Client for ODBC:
Archive process values from an OPC server to an ODBC database. An ODBC
database can become a miniature process historian, and this application can
place the data in permanent storage. Any trending or analysis tool can then
be used to retrieve the data from the ODBC database.
Populate an OPC Server with data from an ODBC database. For example, gas
chromatograph data, stored in a database, can be written into an OPC server
by way of this application.
Other features include:
Support for ODBC compliant databases such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft
SQL, Oracle, Sybase, etc.
Communication between multiple ODBC databases with multiple OPC servers,
including concurrent sessions with the same server
SQL-based query engine that allows both reading and writing
Real-time editor that allows query changes even while the application is
Point-and-click interface supporting drag and drop operation
Support for transaction-based updates
Runs as a Windows NT Service
Supports stored procedures
XML configuration file