This function is used in Python Scripting.


Issues a freeze command on the given counters at the given time for the specified duration.

Client Permission Restrictions

Permission Type: DNP3 Management

Client access to this scripting function is blocked to users that do not meet the role/zone requirements for the above permission type. This function is unaffected when run in the Gateway scope.


system.dnp3.freezeCountersAtTime(deviceName, absoluteTime, intervalTime, indexes)

  • Parameters

String deviceName - The name of the DNP3 device driver.

Integer absoluteTime - The absolute time at which to freeze, in millis.

Integer intervalTime - The interval at which to periodically freeze, in millis.

List indexes - A list of specific indexes on which to issue the freeze command. An empty list will freeze all counters. 

  • Returns


  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples
# This example shows a request to freeze counters at indexes 2 and 4,
# 5 minutes from the current time, with no interval.
from time import *

fiveMikes = (60 * 1000 * 5) + int(time() * 1000) #ms
system.dnp3.freezeCountersAtTime("Dnp3", fiveMikes, 0, [2, 4])

system dnp3 freezeCountersAtTime, dnp3.freezeCountersAtTime