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Event Period Forms - Basic Configuration

Events can be triggered automatically from a data source or event periods can be manually created by a user in the case of a manual event.

For an event that is triggered manually, you need to create an event form.

Not only would you be able to create specific event periods, but you will also be able to associate attribute values to an event. In the case of automatically triggered events, one would be able to change attribute values that were sourced automatically as well as capture manual attribute values against the event.

The process to create Event Period Forms is the same as that of creating a Time Period Form.
The Event Form Editor is slightly different from that of the editor for time period forms.  For example, there are additional properties that one can configure for an Event Form
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Event Form Properties

Event Forms have the following properties:

  • Description
Logical description of the Form being created.
  • Number of Events
On initial load, this property will limit the number of events to be displayed. If this property is set to 0, all events for the specified time period as configured in the time period settings will be displayed.
  • Duration
This setting will add a duration column to the form. The total duration of the event as well as the numbering format can be specified.
  • Calendar
Select the specific calendar to use as context when determining the initial events to load on the form.  Based on the calendar selected here, the measures that have this calendar context will appear by default, while measures that do not have this context may be accessed by first changing the calendar context in the Settings Panel.
  • Interval Type
On initial load, the Interval Type setting in conjunction with the Period Start Intervals will determine the start and end times within which to display events. The time range can be changed after the initial load from the Settings Panel.
  • Period Start Intervals
On initial load, the Interval Type setting in conjunction with the Period Start Intervals will determine the start and end times within which to display events. This parameter will determine how far back, or how many time periods to display based on the different interval types that can be selected. The time range can be changed after the initial load from the Settings Panel.
   

As with Time Period forms, you must configure one or more Tabs in your Event Form before you can add to it.  Tabs translate to sections in your form, much like worksheets in a spreadsheet workbook.

 

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To create a new tab, right-click in the "Tabs" area and select New Tab.

While you've got the right-click context menu open, notice all the options available.

  • New Tab
Adds more tabs to the current form configuration.
  • Rename
Change the name that will appear for this tab/section in the form when data is being entered by a user
  • Delete
Delete a tab from a form. You cannot delete a tab if it contains measures - you will first need to delete all contained measures.
  • Move Up
Moves the entire tab and all its contained measures up the list of tabs that you have configured for the form. Moving a tab up in the configuration results in moving the tab header to the left in the form that is rendered in a browser.
  • Move Down
Moves the entire tab and all its contained measures down the list of tabs that you have configured for the form. Moving a tab down in the configuration results in moving the tab header to the right in the form that is rendered in a browser.
  • Refresh
Refreshes the form configuration so that any changes made in the model/toolbox reflect in the form configuration.
   

Events can be added to a tab by dragging the event from the model view onto the tab folder in the Event Form Editor.

In the event form configuration above, there are two tabs ("Filler 1 Stop Event" and "Filler 1 Run Event") and there is one event in each of the tabs.  In the first tab, an event named "Filler 1 Stop" will display, and in the second tab the event named "Filler 1 Run" will display.

Any attributes that have been configured on the event that you drag and drop onto the tab will automatically be configured to display on the form.

When adding additional attributes to your event, remember to add them manually to your event form as well. New attributes will not be added automatically to the event on the form after the initial drag & drop of the event onto the form.
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