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Setting a Table to Always Display the Last Record

Last Update: 11/7/2018

An application is logging data to a table. Users need to read the last value after it is logged.

Although there is no way to configure the table with an ODBC Client driver setting, users can try the following:

1. If every record has a Unique ID that can be sorted, do a descending order index sort on that number. This will always place the last record at the beginning of the list when using a fixed or dynamic table.
2. For large data tables, do a query of the last 5 or 10 records. Then, order by the Record ID. A descending order index sort can also be used that points to a query in the database or query table when using a fixed or dynamic table.
3. Every time that the record count changes, write a 1 to the _MoveLast Tag when using a dynamic table. This will always place the pointer at the last record. To automate the process, use LinkMaster or the OPC DX Plug-In.

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