All system events, as well as information and circumstances, are recorded in the Event log. These event records can be viewed in the Events pane or in an Event View.
Events can tell you when someone logged on or off the EcoStruxure BMS, when a setpoint was changed, if a notification was written to a file, if an email notification was sent or not and when an object was created. For example, Events can tell you when a trend log or an alarm was created, and by whom. The event log also records when automation servers were online or offline and when the software was upgraded. The event log is useful for tracking down all information in your system.
To limit the events displayed in the WorkStation Events pane, you can use the time interval filter or a number of other filters. An indicator tells you the number of displayed events.
You can create and use more than one Event View. Each Event View and the Events pane can be customized with an event filter to only show the information you are interested in.
You can view all events that have been generated from one object in the system.
In WorkStation, you can also view all events for a branch. A branch can be, for example, a folder or a network including all contents.
When you view Events in this branch, the events are based on the path of the branch. This means that there is no complete list of historical events for objects that have been moved into the branch. Historical events are also lost if the container has been moved or renamed. Events for objects that has been removed or deleted from the container are displayed.
In the Events view, you can also open a detailed view to inspect all properties for a selected event.
For scheduled events, changes are encoded:
You can style certain events to bring out those that are of more interest than other events listed in the Events pane and Event Views. To style a specific event, you first have to create a condition that is associated with the events you want to style. An event can be styled with a unique background color, font, and font color.
For more information, see Events Pane and Event View Customization .
Event filter conditions are used to set up the conditions for the events you want to be displayed in the Events pane or an Event View.
For more information, see Event Filter Conditions .
When you make layout or filter changes to certain panes and views, you can save the changes as a favorite. The purpose of the favorite is to quickly and temporarily change the Standard layout and narrow what is displayed in the pane or view by applying the favorite filter conditions.
For more information, see Favorites .
Archiving is the process of preserving historical data, which is comprised of selected events and extended trend logs. For example, some facilities are required to maintain archives to comply with government regulations. Another example is in secure facilities where they must maintain records of who logged in or who changed setpoints. Archiving is not a backup function because archive data cannot be imported back into the system.
For more information, see Archiving Overview .