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The Alarm Status Table can take up a lot of space on your Ignition client window as shown below. In many production environments, a small Alarm Status Table is often displayed at the very bottom of the Client window taking up very little space. The problem is when an operator has quite a few Active alarms, they have to manually scroll through the list of alarms to see them all. This can be a little tedious for operators. If you want to minimize the size of your Alarm Status Table, and not miss any alarms, you can turn on the Marquee Mode option.  


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NameAlarm Status- Marquee Mode




Setting Up Marquee Mode

The nice feature with Marquee Mode, is it automatically scrolls through all the alarms when there is not enough vertical space on the client window to show them all at once.

  1. Select the Alarm Status Table. In the Property Editor of the Alarm Status Table, set the Marquee Mode to ‘true.’ 

  2. This client screen shows you a typical Alarm Status Table using the Marquee Mode located at the bottom of the window. The Alarm Status Table automatically scrolls through all alarms that are currently visible. Marquee Mode makes it very easy for operators to see what’s going on without having to manually scroll through the entire list of alarms to identify all the alarms that are Active or that need attention.

titleSet filters and inform operators that Marquee Mode is a scrolling list of alarms

When using Marquee Mode, it is even more important to pay attention to the filters configured on the Alarm Status Table since there is limited room. Make sure your operators know that even though the Alarm Status Table may be small, when Marquee Mode is enabled it becomes a scrolling list.