How to configure Alarm Line to show both types alarms of particular AC450 Process section /particular AC800M Class
I need to configure Alarm Line to be able to show alarms from 2 sources in the same moment:
- from AC450 filtered by particular Process section
- from AC800M filtered by particular Class number
After some try and error it seems to me that Area/Process Section has lower priority than Area/Class filter in Alarm Configuration.
If both Process Section and Class filters are set then I am getting just AC800M alarms in Alarm line.
I will be thankful for any idea.
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Alarm and events from AC 800M lacks the ProcessSection vendor attribute. This causes the filter to not include any events from such categories.
You may ask why having a "negative void coefficient" is right or wrong - I guess if it was positive, others would complain over seeing too much?
The good thing is that you can add any attribute to any alarm/event and give it any value using the Event Attribute Object Extension function. The attribute can be defined on one location and be inherited by all descendants, or be defined on "tree, branch, twig or leaf" level.
The standard documentation is not very good at describing how you add extensions, but I have linked to a 10 year old product bulletin several times here on AKS - searching the past years should give you several matches. This bulletin describe a problem that may arise from incorrect use of EAOE and the Appendix contain a complete A-B-C how to do it, and there is no arbitrary choice I took when supplying the author of the bulletin with the ProcessSection problem as an example.
The bulletin is:
Creating an attribute extension to an event category can cause failures in the Alarm system
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The problem, none of those pages tell you exactly how to add ProcessSection to the Process Condition Event category of the AC 800M alarm collection definition. Instead of just saying "Make declaration here" and "here" (actually only two aspects need to be created and set appropriate to have ALL events of any category to carry a custom vendor attribute) the text quickly enter the topic of using bulk tools. Looking at Bulk Data Manager is crazy if you need to declare a common value for all objects of a certain connectivity. The two figures (2.31 and 2.32) on page 86 of the 6.1 Configuration User's Guide, 3BDS011222-610 A is all you need to read/comprehend.
The best documentation we have at hand given the OP's question is the aforementioned Product Bulletin.