Chapter 19. Properties Window

Table of Contents

19.1. General
19.2. OPC
19.3. Tunnel/Mirror
19.4. Bridging
19.5. DDE
19.6. Email
19.7. Data Logging
19.8. System Monitor
19.9. Web Server
19.10. Scripting
19.11. Security
19.12. Licenses
19.12.1. Working with Licenses
19.12.2. License Information

This is where you can configure the OPC DataHub.

For all the options (General, Data Domains, DDE, etc.) in this window:

19.1. General

This first option in the Properties Window lets you control how changes to data are transmitted from the OPC DataHub.

Data Changes

Do not transmit insignificant changes will reduce traffic by allowing only significant changes to the data to be sent. A change is significant if a property of the point other than the time-stamp changes. That normally means a change to either the value or the quality of the point. A change in only the time-stamp is considered insignificant. Some polled data sources change the time-stamp on each cycle, even if the value doesn't change. If network bandwidth is a concern, you can use this option to update the point only when the value has changed.

Do not transmit changes with an old timestamp allows only current or future changes to be sent.

Automatically add a timestamp to unstamped changes stamps the current time onto any changes that haven't already been time stamped.


This should stay checked unless you have specific reason to uncheck it. Unchecking it may cause changes made through DataSim, the Data Browser, and other programs to receive timestamps of 0 (Dec 31 19:00:00:00.000). If this button is unchecked and the Do not transmit change with an old timestamp is checked, then any changes with a 0 timestamp won't get transmitted at all.


Show the splash screen at startup lets you hide or show the startup screen with the DataHub image.

Show a warning message if running in demonstration mode lets you hide or show the message telling you the demo will terminate in one hour.

Start when Windows starts causes the DataHub to start up whenever you start up Windows.

Declare these data domains

In this area you can add, edit, or remove data domains for the OPC DataHub. For more information about data domains, please refer to Section 17.4.1, “Data Domains”.

To add a data domain, click the Add button and fill in the name in the Data Domain Name Window:

To change a data domain, double-click it or select it and click the Edit button. To remove a data domain, highlight it and click the Remove button.

Checking the Automatically add data domains requested by clients box automatically adds a data domain whenever a client requests it. If for some reason you want to limit the data domains to those listed, you should make sure this box is not checked.

Other Options

The Interface Language list lets you choose a language for the interface. If you don't find your language, you can contact Cogent for instructions on how to add a translation to the DataHub source code.

The View Data button starts Data Browser.

The Event Log button starts Event Log.

The Script Log button starts Script Log.