Alarm Journal Showing Events with eventtype of 4 and 5 instead of 0 and 1

When events are listed as eventtype 4 or 5 they do not populate in the alarm_event_data and only the alarm_events table.

It looks like those alarm events happened when you disabled then enabled that alarm. Since enabling the alarm didn’t trigger/activate the alarm, there was nothing to add to the alarm_event_data table.

Alarm Journal - Ignition User Manual 8.1 - Ignition Documentation (

On this documentation page, it shows what the different eventtype values mean:

  1. Active
  2. Clear
  3. Acknowledgement
  4. N/A
  5. An alarm was enabled
  6. An alarm was disabled

Thank you for the Quick Response Brandon ! Ok So I guess I need to keep investigating why the initial alarms never made it into the journal. The weird thing is the Alarms were triggered and were displaying in the Active alarm viewer but never made it to the journal.

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