Niagara Alarm View Template


Overview


The Niagara Alarm View Template shows the current alarms in the station in a responsive table which updates in real-time. The station operator can quickly acknowledge alarms in a user-friendly interface. This template is FREE when bought with the energy consumption view template. Also check out our Advanced Alarm Table Widget.

Features

Station Alarm List

Shows an alarm list in a user friendly interface. Adjust record size and sort by columns.

Mobile Responsive

The alarm list adjusts to screen size. Easily view/acknowledge alarms using your mobile via swipeable card view.

Adjustable

Change the alarm settings to point to another console recipient.

How to Use

1. Copy Files to Station Directory


After downloading all the files, copy all files to an accessible station directory. E.g. Create a folder named AlarmTemplate.

2. Add Licensing Service


Templates must be licensed, but you manage your own licenses. Licenses are bound to the stations host Id. You will be provided access to the Software and Licensing Portal where you can manage your own licenses. Here you can add, update, or delete licenses as needed.

There are few ways to get a license file:

1. Add our licensing module to your station services. This module automatically retrieves the license from our servers and saves it to your stations shared folder directory.

2. Alternatively, Login to the Software and Licensing Portal (link provided in Order Confirmation) and add your host id's as needed. Copy the license file to the stations shared directory.

Make sure the station user has access to WLicenseService in the user management and category service section.

Finally, in the service properties make sure the Enable Template Support option is set to true.

3. Setup the Navigation Menu


Log into the station (as a super-user) with your favourite browser and go to index.html page. Click on Settings.

As the super-user you will go through your stations configuration and apply views to each asset. Additionally, set each asset to either show/hide on the navigation menu. When a user logs on only those assets will appear in the menu with their respective views.

There are also settings to change theme colors, home link, and title.

4. Set the Alarm View Settings


Log into the station (as a super-user) and set up the view in the Settings section.

Tailor the alarm bql to suit your requirements:

Alarm Bql Examples:
select * from openAlarms order by timestamp desc
select * from openAlarms where alarmClass = 'defaultAlarmClass' order by timestamp asc

5. Setup a Nav File


A nav file is included in your download. Set this for each user in the normal Niagara way. When a user logs-in they will be directed to the location in the nav file. Verify the folder below exists, modify as required.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<nav version='1.0'>
<node name='Home' ord='file:^AlarmTemplate/index.html%7Cview:web:FileDownloadView'
      icon='module://icons/x16/home.png' />

</nav>
                                

6. Setting Up Users


Additionally you can set users so only super-users can see the settings menu. This is done using the stations user administration in the normal way.

1. Set up a role that has the following access. See Operator Example.

2. In the user service, set the role to the role created above. Additionally, set the nav file to the one created in step 4.

3. Set the appropriate permissions in the Category Browser. See example.

Optional (Hyperlink Widget)


The FREE Hyperlink Widget is included in this template allows you to navigate to a station ord, hyperlink, or external hyperlink. If you set the Ord binding, then the ord value is displayed as the link, which updates in real-time.

Alternatively, set the hyperlink text value and this value will be displayed as the link. When combined with our dashboard templates, your PX pages can easily navigate to other dashboard links.

This widget can be used for any px page on any project. The standard Niagara widgets don't allow this level of flexilibity for navigation.

Upcoming Developments


There are a number of developments in the pipeline for this view including the ability to color rows, prioritise records, sounds, adding notes, very similar to our Advanced Alarm Table.

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