Snapshot Output (file/SQL)

TopView’s Snapshot Output provides current TopView state information (“Snapshot”) in a format that can be accessed by external applications. This includes all current tag information, values, and alarm details.

The Snapshot Output can be a flat file (CSV/JSON) and/or SQL Server table (Snapshot table)

For each monitored point, the Snapshot Output contains:

  • Current value, status, and timestamp
  • Point description and units
  • Configured alarm limits
  • Alarm state (active/not active)
  • Time in alarm (if active)
  • Most recent alarm start/end time
  • Alarm acknowledge state (acknowledged or unacknowledged)
  • Acknowledge time and user (if acknowledged)
  • Alarm comment/annotation