A friendly guide to count alarms

So, I’ve been reading similar threads (like this one and this one) on how to obtain the amount of current active alarms.

I know that there are system tags already for that , however I need the couter separated by priority and group (folder). I also know that this is possible via scripting, however I don’t understand how to use it.

I have doubts like:

  • How should the inputs be formatted?
  • What’s the output and how do I get just a count of the active alarms?
  • Do I need an intermediate dataset-type tag to temporarily store the results?
  • Can I filter the results by the folder the tags are in?
  • How do I make sure the script is running the whole time?

And so on.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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