I spoke to the guys at IA yesterday about this but figured I should put the request up here also in case someone has already figured out a way to do what I need.
Since we are looking at FPMI as an RSView replacement, I need to be able to do at least what RSView already does. One of the more important aspects of our MMI systems is Alarming.
In all of our systems, we have an alarm History page where the current alarms are displayed in ‘human terms’. i.e. we spell out the actual alarm, giving the operators enough information so that they can troubleshoot the problem.
my internal tag name is [PLC]EStopAlm_ES202
the alarm message is Weigh Belt 100-CV-003 (Outside) Emergency Stop Activated Alarm
In everything I’ve seen, other than in FSQL email alerts, I can only seem to display the tagname in an alarm history screen. Obviously I can add a custom message in FSQL but there doesn’t seem to be any way to use this in FPMI.
Unfortunately, this will be a deal breaker in porting anything over to FPMI that we do in RSView if I can’t do something as simple as this.
What are others doing to get around this problem or am I really just missing something that I could simply do in another fashion?