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Manual Events management

Abstract

The manual event triggering functionality allows the users to pick an event from a subset of events and to manually create an occurrence of that event.

The Manual Events tile opens the Select Manual Events panel. In this view, all the events that have been enabled as Manual Events are listed. The list of Manual Events is guarded by the View events permission.

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The list of Manual Events

The Manual Events panel lists only the events having the manual event option set to true. In this view, the Manual Events are displayed as cards in a scrollable list. The Manual Events cards display the event Name / Alias, Group, Type, Priority and scheduling intervals.

The user is also provided with a complex filtering mechanism where the user can apply the following filters:

  • Basic filter - the user can search for Manual Event textual information contained in the Event Name and/or Alias.

  • Advanced filter - the user can search for Manual Event Group, Priority and Type.

    Tip

    For more details regarding the advanced filters, please also visit The Event filter article.

Further on, the Refresh toolbar button allows the user with possibility to manually update / reload the list of Manual Events.

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The Refresh button

Managing Events

Users having the Manage events permission enabled can also manage Events, by clicking the Manage toolbar button.

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The Manage Manual Events button

The Events panel is opened, allowing the user to add new Events and edit or delete the existing ones.

Tip

For more details regarding the Events panel, please visit the previous article.

Publishing Manual Events

The manual event publishing functionality allows the user with the Manage events permission enabled to manually trigger an event occurrence. Manual events can be publish only in context of a Site, an Area, an Organizational Unit or a Device.

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The Publish Manual Events button

By clicking the Publish manual event toolbar button of a hierarchical entity, the Select Manual Event panel is opened. In This view, the user can select a listed Manual Event to open the Publish Manual Events panel.

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The Publish Manual Event panel

Before publishing a manual event, the user needs to fill in the following publishing parameters:

  • The Comment - it is mandatory that the user enters a comment to be associated with the newly created occurrence.

  • The Priority - can be selected using the Priorities panel.

To trigger the event occurrence, the user can click the Publish button. Consequently, the Alarms icon from the global menu bar is updated to reflect the new online alarm.

Note

You will recognize that the Alarms icon color can vary, as it is inherited from the priority of the most recent alarm.

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The Alarms icon (colored in orange)

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The Alarms icon (colored in red)