Configure the Mobile Access global settings
Configure the Mobile Access global settings in order to set certain default values — such as alarm columns and colors, trend control duration, and update rates — that will apply to all areas of the Mobile Access web interface.
To configure the global settings:
- Do one of the following:
- On the Project tab of the ribbon, in the Thin Clients group, click Mobile Access.
- On the Graphics tab of the Project Explorer, double-click Thin Clients > Mobile Access.
The Mobile Access Configuration worksheet is opened for editing.
- Click the Global Settings tab of the worksheet. The Global Settings worksheet is displayed.
Figure 1. Global Settings worksheet
- In the Alarm Control area, select and arrange the columns that all of the Alarm controls in the Mobile Access web interface should display by default.
Note: These settings can be overriden by the user in the client-side settings.
The available columns are listed on the left. The displayed columns are listed on the right. For more information about what each column means, see Alarm/Event Control object.
- To display a column, select it in the list of available columns and then click the >> button.
- To hide a column, select it in the list of displayed columns and then click the << button.
- To arrange the displayed columns, select a column and then click Move Up or Move Down. The order in which the columns are listed here is the order in which they will be displayed, from left to right, in the alarm control.
- Select the alarm colors: for each alarm state (Active, Acknowledged, Normalized), click the color picker and then select a new color, if you wish.
- In the Trend Control area, in the Default duration box, type the number of seconds that all of the Trend controls in the Mobile Access web interface should display by default.
Note: This setting can be overriden by the user in the client-side settings.
- In the Update Rates area, in the Alarm, Trend, and Process Values boxes, type how often (in milliseconds) each type of page should update its data during run time. Please note that the more quickly you update the pages, the more of a load you are putting on your network and the project runtime server. In most cases, you should leave the default values.
- In the Log area, in the Log level box, type a number from 1 to 5 for the level of log messages that you want to display for each web interface. Mobile Access automatically generates an activity log for the web interface. This log is similar to but separate from the project runtime log that is displayed in the Output window; it comprises only messages that describe the behavior of project screens in the web interface. Level 1 (default) is the least detailed and verbose, level 5 is the most detailed and verbose. For more information, see Troubleshooting project screens in Mobile Access.