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TN IT272 How to use the query filter favorites file to change an Alarm query at Runtime through the Alarm DB View Control in InTouch

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Description

 

This article from InSource shows how to use the Query Filter favorites file with the Alarm Viewer Control

  • Author: Ernest Lee
  • Published: 05/08/2017
  • Applies to: Intouch v8 and higher

Details

1. Double-Click the Alarm Viewer Control and take note of the control name (AlarmViewerCtrl3), we will need this information later. 

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2. Next click the Query tab and type a name for the Query Favorites File which will get saved to the application folder or you can specify a path.

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3. Click Edit Query Favorites and click Add to create a new Query.

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4. Type the name of the query and for the query I am choosing 1 of my alarm groups called Mixers. 

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5. I will add another query for the sub alarm group called HeatEx (Note the query format is \intouch!alarmgroupname)

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6. Now you have the default query and the 2 ones recently added.

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7. Now in runtime we can toggle between the two filters to focus our alarm results.

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8. During Runtime, right-click on the Alarm Viewer and choose Query Favorites.

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9. Choose the saved query you want to use and it will filter the results accordingly. 

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10. I also created a Button with a Pushbutton action script set to #AlarmViewerCtrl3.SetQueryByName("Query1");

11. This script is #nameofviewercontrol.setquerybyname("nameofqueryfavorite");

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12. Now you can use the button to run the query favorite w/out having to right-click on the control.