WEBfactory 2010

Activity Analyzer

Abstract

Check out this article and learn everything that you need to know about the WEBfactory 2010 Activity Analyzer tool.

WEBfactory 2010Activity Analyzer is used to display different levels of logs (from errors to debugging messages) from different diagnostic interfaces and allows a high level of customization. The diagnostic interfaces can be filtered, as well as the level of logging for the selected diagnostic interfaces.

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Activity Analyzer WEBfactory 2010

Besides the standard diagnostic interfaces, Activity Analyzer supports custom applications that can be defined by the user.

WEBfactory 2010 system has comprehensive standard diagnostic interfaces that can be analyzed and evaluated by Activity Analyzer.

Modules with a diagnostic interface:

  • WEBfactory 2010 Server

  • WEBfactory 2010 Logger

  • WEBfactory 2010 AlarmManager

  • WEBfactory 2010 ScriptEngine

  • WEBfactory 2010 MessengerPro

  • WEBfactory 2010 MaintenancePro

  • WEBfactory 2010 SchedulerPro

  • WEBfactory 2010 ScenarioManager

  • WEBfactory 2010 Studio

  • WEBfactory 2010 WebServices

  • WEBfactory 2010 BACnetService

  • BACnet

  • Modbus

  • ADS

  • SNMP

The user interface consists of a display area, where messages are presented online and a menu area, from where various settings and operations can be accessed.

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The Program menu

Option

Description

Filter

Opens the Filter settings window, allowing you to set up individual filtering for each diagnostic interface.Filter Settings

Options

Opens the Options window, allowing you to configure the Activity Analyzer itself and the log writer.Options

Exit

Closes the program.

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The Trace menu

Option

Description

Start

Diagnostic messages will start to be issued.

Stop

Diagnostic messages will cease to be issued.

Pause

The issuing of diagnostic messages will be paused.

Load logs

Loads saved log files.

Clear

Clears the display area.

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The Help menu

Option

Description

View Help

Opens the Activity Analyzer help file.

About

Displays a dialog window with the number of the current version.

The display of diagnostic messages can be adjusted using the Filter settings. The Filter settings can be accessed by using the Filter.jpg button or by pressing Ctrl + F on the keyboard. In addition to the standard settings, there are further custom filter settings available.

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Filter settings

There are 5 standard filters available, which can be selected by means of a drop-down box and can be separately adapted for each WEBfactory 2010 module. Filter options are activated by clicking on the OK button and can be modified as desired during runtime. When the program is shut down, they are automatically saved.

Option

Description

No trace messages

No trace messages will be issued.

Only error messages

Display of error messages

Warning and error messages

Display of error and warning messages

Information, warning and error messages

Display of error, warning and information messages

Debugging, information, warning and error messages

Display of error, warning, information and debugging messages

The types of messages are identified by various icons:

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  • Capture1341.jpg Warning

  • Capture1342.jpg Information and/or debugging

In the case of the advanced filter settings, the user can set and save combinations of different filter criteria such as i4SCADA Server “errors only” and i4SCADA Logger “debugging messages only”.

Expanded filters and standard filters can be put in place at the same time and they have a cumulative effect.

Option

Description

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Creates a new filter combination

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Copies the filter line that is currently indicated.

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Deletes the filter line that is currently indicated.

Channel ID

Module selection The module name may contain a placeholder character. „i4SCADAS*“displays messages from the Server and SchedulerPro. Further input options are “BacNet*”, “Modbus*” or ADS*.

Message topic

Filters for messages with the same Group ID such as “Group.UpdateSignals” or “Group.AsyncRead“.

Message level

Filters for messages with the same level such as “Info” or “Fault”. Message levels can be selected individually and combined.

Load

Loads an XML file with filter settings.

Save

Saves the filter settings in an XML file.

The selected message levels will be displayed as a hexadecimal encoded value in the Message Level column.

Example: Error + warning + info + debug = hex (F).

In the WEBfactory 2010 standard system, only the error, warning, info and debug info levels are active. All other message levels are reserved for future WEBfactory 2010 modules and applications.

The General settings section provides the following options:

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General Settings

Option

Description

Always on top

The message window is always in the foreground.

Max. list entries

The maximum number of messages displayed in the display window.

Event Log writer

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Event log writer options

Option

Description

Enable Event Log writer

Message output to event log window.

Standard filter

Display of error, warning, information and debugging messages for the selected channel ID.

Event Log writer advanced filters
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Event log writer advanced filter options

Option

Description

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Creates a new filter combination.

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Copies the filter line that is currently indicated.

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Deletes the filter line that is currently indicated.

Channel ID

Module selection The module name may contain a placeholder character. „i4SCADAS*“displays messages from the Server and SchedulerPro. Further input options are “BacNet*”, “Modbus*” or ADS*.

Message topic

Filters for messages with the same level such as “Info” or “Fault”. Message levels can be selected individually and combined.me Group ID such as “Group.UpdateSignals” or “Group.AsyncRead“.

Message level

Filters for messages with the same level such as “Info” or “Fault”. Message levels can be selected individually and combined.

Load

Loads an XML file with filter settings.

Save

Saves the filter settings in an XML file.

File writer

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File writer options

Option

Description

Enable file writer

Output of messages to a file.

Trace logs path

The location where log files are stored

Max. trace log files

Maximum number of log files in the selected directory.

Max. trace log entries

The total size (in MB) of the log files inside the selected directory.

Standard filter

Display of error, warning, information and debugging messages for the selected channel ID.

File writer advanced filters
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Event log writer advanced filter options

Option

Description

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Creates a new filter combination.

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Copies the filter line that is currently indicated.

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Deletes the filter line that is currently indicated.

Channel ID

Module selection The module name may contain a placeholder character. „WF2010S*“displays messages from the Server and SchedulerPro. Further input options are “BacNet*”, “Modbus*” or ADS*.

Message topic

Filters for messages with the same Group ID such as “Group.UpdateSignals” or “Group.AsyncRead“.

Message level

Filters for messages with the same level such as “Info” or “Fault”. Message levels can be selected individually and combined.

Load

Loads an XML file with filter settings.

Save

Saves the filter settings in an XML file.