Define a New Schedule
- Go to the Config tab of the Gateway Webpage and scroll down to Alarming > Schedules.
- The Schedule Management page is displayed. Here you can see an Always and an Example schedule.
The Always Schedule is a built-in schedule that is always available: 24x7x365.
The Example Schedule is an example of a M-F 8am-5pm schedule with a lunch break. Click on the edit to see the detailed settings.
- Click on Create new Schedule.
- For our example, we'll set up a new Standard schedule. Enter a schedule name, description, and set the hours.
Name: Weekend Basic
Description: Regular Weekend schedule, no holidays
All days: No (Unselect this option)
Saturday: Yes (Select this option)
Sunday: Yes (Select this option)
- Click Add Schedule.
Manage User Schedules from the Vision Client
There are a few ways to manage user schedules from the Vision client. The first is to use the Schedule Management component on a window. This component allows you to quickly and easily manage the schedules from the Vision client.
For more granular control, you may instead want to use scripting to manage the schedules. This may offer a more granular control at the click of a button.
Use Schedules for Alarm Notification
The alarm notification system always uses the Schedules. When an alarm notification pipeline reaches a notification block, it looks at all of the users defined in that block's configured on-call roster. Only those users whose schedules are currently active will be notified. This way, you can group people in call rosters by role, not by shift. For example, suppose you have alarms that should be sent to all supervisors. You can put all of the supervisors in one call roster, and the scheduling system will automatically only notify those supervisors who are on-shift when the alarm goes active.
Use Schedules for Restricting Login
You can use Schedules to restrict users' ability to log in. To enable this, select the Schedule Restricted option on the user source in question. That user source will then reject logins for users whose schedule is inactive, even if their credentials were accurate.