In order to add an Alarm Viewer to the graphics page, follow the following steps:


1. Select "Alarm Viewer" component from the tool bar.

2. To configure the "Alarm Viewer", Double-click to open its configuration window.



Alarm Viewer Configuration


General Tab



Alarm Viewer Type


  • Real Time:  Select this option to show only real time alarms on the alarm viewer.
  • Historical: Select this option to show only historical alarms on the alarm viewer.
  • Multi-Mode: Select this option to enable both real time and historical alarms in the same alarm viewer (selectable at run time by the user).


Real Time Options


  • Show 'Ack Alarm' button:  Select this option if you want to give the user the ability to acknowledge single selected alarms.
  • Show 'Ack All Alarms' button:  Select this option if you want to give the user the ability to acknowledge all active alarms.


For the two above options, The active user should have a value of "Access Level" that is equal to or higher than the corresponding "Min. Access Level".


General


  • Background Color: Set the color of the background of the Alarm Viewer. Consider using a color that is appropriate with Alarm text color.
  • Show Tool bar: Set to show or hide the tool bar which holds all buttons and controls.
  • Show Scroll bar: Set to show or hide the tool bar which holds the scroll bar.


Note: Hide the tool bar and the scroll bar is useful for small alarm summaries that you may place in the header or the footer of the page.


  • Comment: Optional user information.


Filter Tab



Priority Filter


  • Events only (Priority 6): Select this option to only show the Events (which has the priority of 6).
  • Priority from and Priority to: Use these fields to specify which priorities to be shown in the alarm viewer.  


Tagname Filter


  • Tagname Filter: Filter the shown alarms by filtering the tag name.


  • Allow change at runtime: Set this option to enable the user to change the displayed priorities at runtime.