You can also filter on Source Path, Priority, Display Path properties, and even create your own Search String. In the following example, we searched the Display Path for 'Sine' and 'Speed' and applied a basic filter to show only Active and Acked events as you can see by the different alarm state colors. We also set the Priority to see 'Medium' to 'Critical' alarms. You can see that all the 'Sine' and 'Speed' results are shown in the 'Display Path' column of the journal table.
In Preview Mode and in the Vision Client, you can right click in the column header to show or hide columns, reorganize the columns, and resize the columns. You can also sort by column by simply left clicking, or sort by multiple columns by holding the Ctrl key while clicking the column headers. You will see small numbers next to the column header to indicate the sort order and direction (ascending vs descending).
You can also filter alarms based on a Tag Path and Tag Provider. If you configure alarms in particular folders, you can use the Source Filter to find alarms by Tag Path. In this example, *Sine1* was entered using wildcards in the Source Path field to find all the 'Sine1' alarms that are Active and Acked in all the 'Sine' folders with a Priority of 'Medium' to 'Critical.'
You can also filter on alarms by Name using the Display Path filter, which is the alarm name that was setup when you configured the alarm. In this example, 'High Speed' was entered in the Display Path field to find all the alarms in the system with a 'High Speed' name, and a Priority of 'Medium' to 'Critical.'
You can also create your own Search String to find specific alarms, events, and conditions. In this example, 'High Speed' and 'High Level' were entered in the Search String field to find all alarms that matched the string criteria.
Filtering in the Client
You can filter alarms in the Vision Client using the Filter tab by clicking on the Filter icon at the bottom of the Alarm Journal Table. Let's filter on Priority using the Filter tab. When you first open the Alarm Journal Table, it displays every single alarm on all the priorities from Diagnostic to Critical. If all you want to display is High to Critical alarms, select ‘High’ from the first Priority dropdown on the left and ‘Critical’ from the second dropdown box. You'll notice a Search field and System, Active, Cleared and Acked alarm events are also available to filter alarms.
In this example, we set the Search filter to find all 'Sine0' Active and Acked alarm events with a Priority of 'Critical.' To close the Filter tab, click on the Filter icon or the Expand icon.
All of the Alarm Journal Filter properties are bindable so you can design your Visions windows and let the operator choose and filter the alarm data based on how they want it displayed.