WEBfactory 2010

Test Center

Abstract

Check out this article and learn everything you need to know about the WEBfactory 2010 Test Center tool.

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.

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Test Center WEBfactory 2010

The menu bar of the Test Center features the following properties:

Option

Description

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

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  • importing from a selected xml file

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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.

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The Options dialog

Option

Description

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.

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

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The Add signal dialog

Option

Description

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.

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The Enter new value for selected signals

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.

Note

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.

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.

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The Secure write operations area

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

Option

Description

Enabled

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.

Password

The password that is used for write operations.