WEBfactory 2010

Alarm Groups Section

The Alarm Groups section displays the list of alarm groups and allows the user to create and set up new alarm groups or edit the existing ones.

The alarm groups help the user to create a logical structure of alarms by grouping them together based on the project's requirements. For example, all the alarms from the devices on the production floor can be grouped in the ProductionFloor alarm group.

The alarm groups can be edited in the main panel or in the Group Details panel (see below).


The Alarm Groups section

The main panel displays the available alarm groups in a grid form, having a single column:

UI Option


Alarm Group

The name of the existing alarm groups.

IMPORTANT: Alarm Group Naming Convention and Translations

Using the period sign (.) in the Alarm Group name makes the name to be interpreted as a hierarchical structure. The period (.) is interpreted by Studio as separator in the hierarchical structure of the name. Taking the example names from the Demo Project, the naming convention would be represented like this:


Hierarchical interpretation of period-separated names in Studio

It is extremely important to keep the same naming structure in the Alarm Groups translation texts! If the Alarm Group translation text does not contain the same amount of periods (.) as the Alarm Group symbolic text name to which it corresponds, the translated name will not be visible at run-time! The translation of Alarm Group names would be represented like this:


Keeping the same hierarchical structure in translation texts

Group Details panel

The Group Details panel is expanded by default when selecting the Alarm Groups section in the Alarming tree menu. It provides quick access to the selected alarm group translations in all the languages available in WEBfactoryStudio. The user has the ability to edit the translation of the alarm group name for each language.


Group Details panel

The changes will be saved upon pressing the Save button.

Tree menu actions (contextual menu)

Right-clicking on the Alarm Groups item in the Alarms tree menu will open the contextual menu. The Alarm Groups contextual menu provides a single option for creating new alarm groups.


Alarm Groups contextual menu in the tree menu

UI Option



Creates new alarm group.

Main panel actions (contextual menu)

Right-clicking on an alarm group listed in the main panel will open the contextual menu, providing the user with the options to edit the column in which the contextual menu is opened, copy, add or delete alarm groups, expand or collapse the Group Details panel and refresh the alarm groups list.


UI Option



Edits the cell in which the contextual menu has been opened (where the user right-clicked).


Copies the selected alarm group for the desired amount of times.



Creates new alarm group.


Deletes the selected group.

Group Details

Expands / collapses the Group Details panel.


Reloads the list of alarm groups.