Is it possible to make a color blink if I have an alarm?
Voted best answer
Within System 800xA, there exists a feature called "Logical Colors" which can be made to constantly shift along a preset pattern of RGB values.
The system comes with a number of predefined collections of Logical Color Definition aspects (one of them shown below) but more could be added as required.
The "unackHighAlarm" color above continously transits between 2 shades of red (remaining a bit longer on the darker shade) causing a blinking effect.
As far as I know you can't control the actual colors within a logical color via an expression, however, an expression can be made to return a different logical color depending on some condition thus making it seem like the condition is changing the color, while it in fact is just causing a different logical color to be selected.
if $'FIC201:IsAlarmActive_Descendants' then
The above expression will return a blinking red color if there is an unacknowledged alarm on the FIC201 object or any of its decendants, or else a steady green color is returned.
Hope this helps
If its the 800xA system then this is how to do it.
1) Within the Alarm and Event List Configuration aspect (below) select alternative "Use All Colors" as Background Color Options.
2) Secondly, you need to modify the Alarm Color Definition aspect to make use of a blinking colors for those alarms/events including priority that should blink.