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Actions that are Common to Many Drivers

ClearSCADA supports a wide variety of operator-driven or automated actions and controls. When performed by an operator, the actions are typically selected from a context sensitive pop-up menu (see Object Menu in the ClearSCADA Guide to ViewX and WebX Clients).

This section covers actions that are commonly supported by items on many drivers in ClearSCADA. It includes:

Be aware that some pick actions on your system might:

For more information, see Requesting Confirmation of Action Requests in the ClearSCADA Guide to Core Configuration.

The pick actions in ViewX and WebX represent just some of the methods that are available to use. To find out about other methods that are available for each type of database item, please refer to the Database Schema (see the ClearSCADA Guide to the Database). The Database Schema provides details on the name and arguments of each method, so that you can call the methods from your own programs and scripts.

Users with the required privileges can add custom pick actions to a database item by using the User Methods tab on the relevant configuration Form (see Using the User Methods Tab to Define Custom Actions in the ClearSCADA Guide to Core Configuration). See a system administrator for the documentation associated with such custom actions (also known as ‘methods’).

On items with which alarms can be associated, several methods are available to enable higher-level users to control alarm redirections via, for example, scripting. Such methods include CancelRedirections, ClearAlarmResponsibility, RestartRedirections, SetAlarmResponsibleUser, and SetAlarmResponsibleWorkstation. These are methods, not pick actions. For further information, see Set Responsibility Action in the ClearSCADA Guide to Alarm Redirection, and see CancelRedirections and RestartRedirections Methods in the ClearSCADA Guide to Alarm Redirection.

ATTENTION: Some pick actions and methods require date or time formats to be specified. Product releases from ClearSCADA 2014 R1 inclusive do not support the use of legacy date and time syntax for specifying such formats (see Date and Time Syntax in the ClearSCADA Guide to Core Configuration). If ClearSCADA deems the format to be invalid, it will use the regionally localized default date and time format (such as dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss:SSS). The default format is determined by the user's Locale settings (see Define the Regional Settings for a User in the ClearSCADA Guide to Security).

Further Information

‘Core’ pick actions that are common to many database items: see Object Menu Options in the ClearSCADA Guide to ViewX and WebX Clients.

Use a Schedule to Trigger Pick Actions on a Regular Basis: see Using Schedules to Automate Regular Functions in the ClearSCADA Guide to Core Configuration.

Use Alarm Redirection to Trigger Pick Actions Under Particular Conditions: see Introduction to Alarm Redirection in the ClearSCADA Guide to Alarm Redirection.


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