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The Alarm Pipeline Designer Interface is where you create your own custom pipelines to control the the flow of an alarm to its notification. It provides all the functionality to create tasks that customize how alarms going through the pipeline notify people of the alarm.

The Pipeline Designer Interface is an easy to use graphical mechanism, and uses the drag and drop method for building complex alarm notification scenarios. Like other Ignition module interfaces, the Pipeline Designer Interface is organized into panels, some of which are specific to the Pipeline Designer Interface such as the Pipeline Blocks and the Pipeline Block Editor, and some you have seen before, such as the Project Browser and Tag Browser.

This page shows all the important panels of the Alarm Pipeline Designer Interface and how easy they are to use to create your own custom pipelines.

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Project Browser

You'll find alarm pipelines in the Project Browser panel which appears in the top left corner of the Designer. Here you can create new alarm pipelines, organize your pipelines into folders, and import pipelines from other projects. Like other resources, pipelines are inheritable, so a pipeline can be configured in one project, and inherited by another. 


Pipeline Blocks

Pipeline Blocks are the building blocks of the Alarm Pipelines and are located at the top of the Designer. Each pipeline block has unique functionality that performs tasks such as sending notifications, alarm escalation, setting a delay, evaluating an expression, and more. Simply drag any of the pipeline blocks to your design area and configure each pipeline block's properties.

Pipeline Block Editor

The Pipeline Block Editor displays the pipeline properties and properties of the selected pipeline block. To see pipeline properties, click anywhere in the workspace. Since each pipeline block performs a specific function, it also has its own properties. Select the pipeline block to see its properties. The image below shows both the Pipeline's properties and a Notification block's properties.

Alarm Pipeline Design Area

Once you create a pipeline, drag the appropriate pipeline blocks to your canvas and begin building the logic for your notification pipeline. Set the properties for each pipeline block and connect the blocks to create your pipeline. The image below shows a simple pipeline that when an alarm occurs, a notification will be sent to Operators via email. If an operator doesn't respond to the notification within 5 minutes, a second email will be sent to another on-call roster called Managers.

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