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Alarming in Perspective is made simple with all the features and functions built right into both the Alarm Status Table and Alarm Journal Table. If you used the Alarm Status or the Alarm Journal tables in a Vision Client, you'll be pleased to find that most of the functionality on both tables is built-in to the Perspective Alarm Status and Alarm Journal tables and ready to use in a Perspective Session.

Users can filter on a variety of filter options, display alarm event data on the table by selecting different configuration settings, view Realtime and Historical data within a specified time period, view an alarm's details, sort alarm data to meet their individual needs, and use the search function to refine search results. There are a number of properties enabled by default and some other properties have some default options already selected for you. This allows users to hit the ground running right from the start!  In addition, the properties in both tables can be configured in the Designer specifically for your project by your designer or Ignition administrator.  

You can interface with Alarm Status and Alarm Journal tables in the Designer, Preview Mode and in a Perspective Session. 


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Alarm Status Table 

The Alarm Status Table allows you to view currently active alarm events in the system, providing an easy way to inspect the alarm details, shelve alarms, and acknowledge them. At a glance, you will be able to see the current number of active and shelved alarms. The configuration settings, filtering, and search buttons are right on the table for easy access to modifying the alarm data. In a Perspective Session, the table is easily customizable and operators can make on demand changes to configuration settings, filter settings, searching, and sorting of alarm events.  

Configure Alarms

You must have alarms configured in your project first, before any alarms will appear in the Alarm Status Table.


When you drag an Alarm Status Table component into the Designer workspace for the first time, the table will automatically populate if you have alarms created and a Alarm Journal Profile created. Your Alarm Status Table will look something like the one below.  By default, the Alarm Status Table is configured to show 'Active,Unacked', 'Active,Acked', and 'Cleared,Unack' alarm events with priority levels of Low, Medium, High and Critical

For more detailed information using the Alarm Status Table, refer to the Common Tasks section.


Alarm Journal Table

The Alarm Journal stores historical information about alarms in a database. It stores basic data about alarms that have occurred such as timestamp and values of the alarm's properties at the time the alarm event occurred. The Alarm Journal is used by the Alarm Status Table. You can create a single Alarm Journal Profile to store all of your alarms, or create multiple journals to store alarms across multiple databases. To learn more about alarm journals, refer to the Alarm Journal page.

Alarm Journal Profile

You must have an Alarm Journal Profile created and have a valid database connection to use the Alarm Journal Table.


The Alarm Journal Table looks and behaves very much like the Alarm Status Table. When you drag an Alarm Journal Table component into the Designer workspace for the first time, the table will automatically populate if you have alarms created, an Alarm Journal Profile
and a valid database connection. By default, the Alarm Journal Table is configured to show 'Active', 'Acked', and 'Cleared' alarm events with priority levels Low, Medium, High and Critical. Your Alarm Journal Table will look something like the one below.

The Perspective Alarm Journal Table has a number of configuration options that can be used to do things like filter on realtime and historical alarm data within a specified time period, filter on alarm event states and priorities, and the search feature will let you refine your alarm event search results. An operator can filter on demand based on their individual needs. You can also change how the component displays those alarm events by simply changing the configuration settings. 


For more detailed information using the Alarm Journal Table, refer to the Common Tasks section.




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