TopView Tag Groups

taggroups

Overview

Tag Groups allow the user to categorize their tags by optionally assigning each monitored tag to one or more Tag Groups.

Once Tag Groups are created and assigned to tags:

Primary and Secondary

Each tag can be assigned to one or more Tag Groups. A tag has both a primary Tag Group, plus one or more Secondary Tag Groups. The entire list of Tag Groups assigned to a tag (combination of both primary and secondary) are used for all Tag Group filtering operations (e.g. Alarm Reports, Tag Group tree in the Remote Viewer).

In the TopView Alarm Engine Window and Remote Viewer, both the primary Tag Group and secondary Tag Groups can be displayed as two separate columns. Because the secondary Tag Group may be a list of multiple groups, it will be easier to sort displayed items by primary Tag Group. Secondary Tag Groups are often created to group tags for a specific report or operation.

 

Example (Primary/Secondary)

TopView is monitoring 8 tags. The temperature and water level of two rivers and two lakes (RiverA, RiverB, LakeC, LakeD).

The 4 river tags are RiverA_temp, RiverA_level, RiverB_temp, RiverB_level.

The 4 lake tags are LakeC_temp, LakeC _level, LakeD _temp, LakeD_level.

For display and reporting, the user would like to group the tags by locations type (river or lake). location (river or lake name), and measurement type (temperature and level).

8 Tag Groups are created: River, RiverA, RiverB, Lake, LakeA, LakeB, WaterTemperatures, WaterLevels.

The Tag Groups are assigned as follows:

Tag name

Primary Tag
Group

Secondary Tag
Groups

RiverA_temp

RiverA

River,WaterTemperatures

RiverA_level

RiverA

River,WaterLevels

RiverB_temp

RiverB

River,WaterTemperatures

RiverB_level

RiverB

River,WaterLevels

LakeC_temp

LakeC

Lake,WaterTemperatures

LakeC_level

LakeC

Lake,WaterLevels

LakeD_temp

LakeD

Lake,WaterTemperatures

LakeD_level

LakeD

Lake,WaterLevels

For reporting and display, the user can select any of the 8 Tag Groups.

As examples: