WEBfactory 2010


Test Center

WEBfactory 2010Test Center allows the users to monitor and test the signals configured with WEBfactory 2010Studio. The Test Center can be very helpful when testing web applications or new controls. The user can assign new values to signals, simulating changes of values.

The signals have to be writable in order to receive new values from the Test Center.

The software user interface consists of a menu bar and a display area, where the process values are presented in the form of a list.


WEBfactory 2010 Test Center

Menu Bar



Program / Open

Open saved signal configuration

Program / Save

Save the current signal configuration. The currently loaded configuration is overwritten

Program / Save As

Saves the current configuration under a new name.

Program / Options

Opens a new dialogue for general program settings.

Program / Terminate

Terminates the WEBfactory 2010Test Center.

Signals / Add

Adds signals (process variables) or system variables

Signals / Remove

Removes an indicated process variable from the list.

Signals / Write

Opens a dialogue for the description of process variables.

Signals / Import

Allows the user to import signals by:

  • browsing the server

  • importing from a selected xml file


Signals / Validate

Opens a dialog in order to check that the selected signals are correct. In this way, verification is made as to whether the signals already exist in the database and whether the signals from the WEBfactory 2010 Server have also been initialized properly for communication.

Communication / Manage Servers

Opens a dialog in order to parametrize the configuration for local or remote WEBfactory 2010 servers.

Help / About

Displays the WEBfactory 2010Test Center version number.


You can customize the way in which WEBfactory 2010Test Center works using the Options dialog.




Always on top

The program window always remain in the foreground.

Perform communication tests

When a signal is imported, a communication test is automatically conducted by the WEBfactory 2010 Server.

Remember last recent signal list at start-up

The current signal list will be automatically saved when the program shuts down and will be reloaded when the program is restarted.

Add and Remove signals

This option can be used to manually add signals to the signal list.




Server name

Select the name of the WEBfactory 2010 Server.

Custom signal

Enter the process signal, which was manually installed in WEBfactory 2010Studio.

System signal

System-specific status signals to display the WEBfactory 2010 Server Status:

  • WFSInternal_AliveStatus = The status of the WEBfactory 2010 Server

  • WFSInternal_AliveTimeStamp = The time of the most recent signal update

  • WFAInternal_AliveStatus = The status of the WEBfactory 2010 AlarmManager

  • WFAInternal_AliveTimeStamp = The time of the most recent signal update

  • WFLInternal_AliveStatus = The status of the WEBfactory 2010 Logger

  • WFLInternal_AliveTimeStamp = The time of the most recent signal update

4 statuses can appear on AliveStatus messages.

  • Value = 10 -> The particular module is inactive.

  • Value = 12 -> The particular module is starting up.

  • Value = 13 -> The particular module has started up.

  • Value = 14 -> The particular module is shutting down.

Click on the Remove option and the signal that is selected in the list will be deleted.


The Write command opens a dialog which allows you to write a new value to the signal selected in the signal list.


Alphanumeric values can be typed in the Real/String field. If the Boolean value option is selected and the box is ticked, the value 1 will be written. If the Boolean value option is selected, and the box isn’t ticked, the value 0 will be written.

Please note: If the security system is activated, a user and a password must be entered into the dialogue field, before you can write a value to the WEBfactory 2010 server.

Secure Write Operations

In order to write signal variables, if the security system is activated, you must enter a user who has the necessary write access and a password.


The security system with a user and a password is configured using the WEBfactory 2010 User Manager.




Write operations are performed using the user name and the password that were provided. No verification is carried out if the security system in the WEBfactory 2010 server is deactivated.

User Name

The user name that is used for write operations.


The password that is used for write operations.

Test Center Manage Servers

The Manage Server dialog allows you to set up server connections (the URL of the WEBfactory 2010 server), by specifying the required details like web service path and server ID.





The address of the WEBfactory 2010 ® server, from which the configuration data from the database are delivered.


The name of the communication connection: the connection settings are parametrized in the properties bar in the lower part of the dialogue area.

Server ID

A drop-down field for the selection of a server, which was parametrized in WEBfactory 2010 .Studio: The drop-down field is only available with current data, if the web service address was provided to the particular WEBfactory 2010 server.


The path to the InetPro.asmx web service


The update interval for the INetPro web service. The INetPro web service handles the value updates in Test Center.

Test Center Validate Signals

The Validate Signals dialog checks whether the signals can be used properly in the WEBfactory 2010 server.




Server name

The name of the server.

Signal name

The name of the signal.


A signal was defined in the database using WEBfactory 2010Studio.


A signal was initialized after the WEBfactory 2010 server was started and is available for usage.

Test Center Browse Server

The Browse Server dialog allows the user to browse the server for the desired signal and import it. The user has the possibility to use filtering for quicker signal selection.




OPC Item Name

The name of the signal in the OPC Server.

Signal Name

The name of the signal in WEBfactory 2010 .

Signal Description

The description of the signal, if available.

Filter / Column

Select the column for filtering.

Filter / Value

Enter value for filtering.

No prefix, Signal Quality, Signal Status

Imports the signal as selected in the combo box.