800xA alarm list: How to add process area name?
I'm actually working to migrate a 800xA-DCI system to 800xA-AC800M. This is 800xA 5.0 SP2 Rev.B.
In 800xA-DCI alarm list, there is a column called "AREA" that shows the process area name as a string.
This attribute does not exist in AC800M alarms. We could use the AEClass, but this is an integer. By using property translations, I could translate the AEClass integer to a process area name. But, I don't know how to add a new attribute to alarm list column message fields. Maybe it's even not possible.
How would you add the process area name into 800xA alarm list for AC800M?
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Download and read the following product bulletin: 3BSE064359
The "Corrective Action or Resolution" section describes how to properly add ProcessSection, an attribute also missing in AC 800M when compared to AC400.
Attribute Extensions are not limited to integers; it is possible to use strings as well.