Displaying Datapoint Properties

For SmartServer 3.1 or prior, see Defining Datapoint Properties (Release 3.1)

You can view datapoint property definitions on the Datapoint Properties widget for configured and unconfigured datapoints, as well as view the total datapoint properties parameters. You can also use filters to refine information that is displayed on the CMS.

SmartServer 3.3 or higher releases

With SmartServer 3.3 or higher, connection templates can be defined in the Connections widget and datapoint preset and localization settings can be created in the Datapoint Properties widget.

After these connections types have been deployed, changing the datapoint preset or localization(which affects the connection immediately), clearing all datapoint properties, or clearing the specific datapoint properties in the Datapoint Properties widget, can result in the wrong connection values being sent to the destination datapoints. This means that all preset and localization changes should be applied to the connection datapoints before deploying the connection.

This section consists of the following:

Viewing Unconfigured Datapoints

To view unconfigured datapoints, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Datapoint Properties widget. Click the Expand button (  ). 



  2. Click the Action button () and select the Show Unconfigured Datapoints action.

 

The unconfigured datapoints appear on the Datapoint Properties widget displaying the following:

  • Device type – the device type name

  • Block name – the block name

  • Block index – blocks with the same type are sequentially numbered, starting at 0 for the first block

  • Datapoint XIF name – the datapoint name

  • Datapoint type – the datapoint type name
  • Monitored – indicates that monitoring is configured for the datapoint

  • Logged – indicates that logging is configured for at least one log for the datapoint

  • Alarmed – indicates that at least one alarm or warning is configured for the datapoint

    Each heading has a Sort button (). When clicked, the datapoint list is sorted in forward or reverse order by the selected heading.

Hiding Unconfigured Datapoints

To hide the unconfigured datapoints, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Datapoint Properties widget. Click the Expand button (  ). 



  2. Click the Action button () and select the Hide Unconfigured Datapoints action.



The unconfigured datapoints no longer appear.

Viewing / Hiding Total Datapoint Properties Parameters

To view the total datapoint properties parameters, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Datapoint Properties widget. Click the Expand button (  ). 



  2. Click the Show Total Datapoint Properties Parameters button ().



The following information is appears on the Datapoint Properties display:

  • Total Monitoring Traffic Indicator – displays the calculated packets per second for monitoring traffic; keep this number below 40 for optimal performance.
  • Total Logged Bytes – displays the estimated logged bytes per day

  • Data Annual Log Size – displays the estimated log size after one year in bytes (B)

Operational Considerations

If at any time your logged datapoints exceeds 8 GB, system performance will be degraded and operational failures may occur. With SmartServer 3.2 and higher, configurable parameters for annual log size warnings and errors are defined in the com.echelon.cms.global.cfg file. The warning default is 7 GB and the error default is 8 GB. A warning message will appear if you specify logging parameters that will cause the calculated data log size to exceed these parameters.

To hide the total datapoint properties parameters, click the Hide Total Datapoint Properties Parameters button ().



The total datapoint properties parameters information is hidden from the Datapoint Properties display.

Viewing / Hiding Datapoints in the Datapoint Properties Widget

By default, all of the datapoints are configured to be displayed in the Datapoint Properties widget. If you want to hide datapoints so they do not appear, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Datapoint Properties widget. Click the Expand button (  ). 



  2. Click the Hide Datapoint button () for selected datapoint(s).



The selected datapoint(s) change to a hidden status as shown below for the SC100-MP devices types.



You can click the Show Datapoint button () to display selected, hidden datapoint(s) in the Datapoint Properties widget.

Setting Filters

You can set filters on the Datapoint Properties widget to refine information that is displayed. To set a filter, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Datapoint Properties widget. Click the Expand button (  ). 



  2. Click the Set Filter button ().



    The Set Filters view appears.



  3. Select the Driver type (i.e., All, BACnet, IAP, LON, Modbus) from the list of dropdown options. 



  4. Click the plus sign ( ) to add filters.



  5. Set any additional filters (i.e., Segment Controller, Device Type Name, Block Name, Block Index, Datapoint Name). 



  6. Click APPLY FILTERS.

    The results below show the block name filter results for "LON" Driver and "VAV" Device Type Name.



    The Reset Filters button () clears the filter settings, and the Cancel button () clears selected filters.