ClearSCADA logs all occurrences on your system, creating an audit trail for system operation and reporting. Events are the records of these occurrences on your system. ClearSCADA logs events, for example, for each user interaction with the system, and for automatic system occurrences such as alarms, point updates, scheduled archiving, and so on. ClearSCADA logs the events in the Event Journal. These occurrences can be viewed by displaying an Events List.
ClearSCADA raises alarms when an indication of an abnormal condition detected. ClearSCADA will raise an alarm, for instance, if communications with an outstation fails, or if a scheduled dial in window is missed. Additionally, items in your database may be configured to operate within certain limits, and if such an item returns values that are outside those limits, ClearSCADA may be configured to raise an alarm to indicate that occurrence. When an alarm is raised, it is added to the Alarms List and the Alarm Banner.
A ClearSCADA provides mechanisms to query and list different aspects of the system including alarm activity, event activity, database object information and historical point data. When a list queries is performed, ClearSCADA uses SQL to query the database and retrieve the data that is required. The entries in the List are then returned and displayed in colours that define their state and status.
Page: Generating Custom Alarms and Events
Page: Enforce Alarm Acknowledge With Comment
Page: Configuring the Alarm & Event Printer Service
Page: Embedded Mimic in Email Alarm Redirection
Page: Disabling and Enabling Alarms
Page: Querying CDBPoint for a Single Data Type
Page: SQL Join Optimization
Page: Changing Alarm Limit Does Not Immediately Raise an Alarm
Page: Object Menu on Embedded Lists in ViewX and the Web Client
Page: When do the Point Alarm Limits Get Processed
Page: Control Failed Alarm not Clearing until Successful Control Action
Page: Displaying a List of Disabled Alarms
Page: Monitoring Alarm Active and Alarm Received Times
Page: Excessive Event Journal Logging
Page: Area of Interest Filtering of Events and Alarms
Page: SMS Alarm Redirection
Page: How queries are optimised and executed by ViewX
Page: Restarting Alarm Redirection
Page: Recording an Alarm Response for Multiple Alarms
Page: Redirecting Alarms to Applications