For this current release of InfoWater Pro 2.5, you can access live data adapter (LDA)  function from the InfoWater Pro ribbon  - Project section. 

To configure your database with LDA:

  1. If you are new to Live Data Adapter, you will need to configure a real time database (choose from SQL server, ClearSCADA, or PI) in the following dialog box. 
  2. Click on the Live Data Adapter button to configure your database in the LDA Connection dialog box.
    1. Enter your Connection name in the Name field.
    2. Enter a Description (optional) in the Description field.
    3. Select the Server Type (choose SQL server, ClearSCADA, or PI) in the Server Type field.
    4. Select your Connection Provider from the drop-down box in the Connection Provider field.
    5. Enter your Server Address (i.e., IP address, your server name, or your alias) in the Server Address field.
    6. Enter your User Name and Password in the User Name and Password fields.
    7. Enter a Database for SQL server. Note: The Database field does not need to have an entry in the case of ClearSCADA and PI server types.
    8. Click OK.
  3. Next the Sensor List dialog box appears.
  4. You will need to manually add new mappings to this sensor list. 
  5. Click on the Add Sensor  button to add a new mapping between the sensor and element to this sensor list.
  6. You will see a new LDA Sensor dialog box (see below). Note: If you do not have a valid database connection, then you will not be able view this dialog box.
  7. Enter the following Sensor fields to create a new mapping to the list: 
    1. Select a sensor type from the drop-down menu (choose from Flow, Pressure, Volume, Head, and Velocity).
    2. Enter your Sensor ID in the Sensor ID field.
    3. Enter your Description (optional) in the Description field.
    4. You do not need to enter a Connection in the Connection field. It is automatically chosen for you.
    5. Select your Sensor Table from the drop-down box in the Sensor Table field.
    6. Enter your date in the Date field.
    7. Enter your Time in the Time field (optional).
    8. Select your Channel from the drop-down menu in the Channel field.
    9. Select your unit for your sensor data from the drop-down box in the Unit field.
    10. Select your tag (choose from the tags in the drop-down menu) in the Tag field.
    11. Enter your tag value in the Tag Value field. It is your Sensor ID. Be sure to include single quotation marks.
    12. Enter your Where Clause (a SQL statement) in your Where Clause field.
    13. Enter your Value factor in the Value Factor field.
    14. Enter your Value offset in the Value Offset field.
    15. Enter your Element Type in the Element Type field.
    16. Click on the arrow button to choose an element on the map or you can manually type the element's in the field.
  8. Once you are done, click OK to view your new sensor mapping that you added to your Sensor List.