Forcing Immediate Alarm Evaluation

After reading up some excellent hints on how “Notify Initial Events” works from here and here, I think I would like very much to be able to force the immediate alarm evaluation of a slow/digital tag.

I’m having an issue where I set up an alarm on a tag that rarely updates (hours or longer), and that first change should be an alarm event but is skipped because it is considered the “initial event”.

I’m assuming the alarm evaluation is triggered by a tag changing value, but I can’t force these tags to update their value on-demand. It’s remotely controlled and only on-change.

Does anyone know another way to force an alarm evaluation immediately? I basically just want the value at the moment the alarm is enabled be considered as the “initial event”?

all you can really do is set the notify initial event property.