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Q13331 - INFO: Variable Admin Tool (VARADMINTOOL) [Action Script]

The Variable Admin Tool (VARADMINTOOL) is an Action Script which allows Super Users to quickly change the variable setup by deleting variables, assigning variables to locations, etc... 

WARNING:  There is no UNDO for these actions.  Changes are saved automatically.  PLEASE BACKUP YOUR DATABASE BEFORE USING THE VAR ADMIN TOOL.

BUTTONS (Variable ToolBar):

Deletes the currently selected variables.  NOTE: If you delete all variables in a location you will be prompted to delete the location. 
Loads the currently selected variable in Edit/View Variables.
Copies the current selected variables to a new location(s).
Assigns the currently selected variables to a new location.  Displays the Location browser for selection of the new location.
Moves the currently selected variables (rows) up one row.  Note:  Has no effect unless the Var Admin Wizard is used to renumber the database.
Moves the currently selected variables (rows) down one row.  Note:  Has no effect unless the Var Admin Wizard is used to renumber the database.
The Variable Admin Replace Tool allows you to Search and Replace text within Variable Names, Units, or StoretCodes.  You can also append text to the beginning or ending of the Variable Names, Units, or StoretCodes.
Assigns the selected variables to a Server-Side Interface.  When selected, you will be prompted to select from the currently enabled Server-Side Interfaces.
Print preview of the spreadsheet.
Exports the spreadsheet to Excel.
Starts the Var Admin Wizard that will renumber your database, set entry limits based on historical data, and defaults StoretCodes based on Variable Names based on user specified options.
For calculated variables, attempts to remove the Skip part of the formula and enter the formula after the comment character (').  For Example, V12 is calculated and the formula is set to "SKIP   ' V1 * V11 * 8.34", Unskip will remove the Skip and make the formula V1 * V11 * 8.34.  Will only remove Skip If the resulting formula is valid. 

BUTTONS (Location ToolBar):

Deletes the current location.  You will be prompted if you want to delete the location and all variables or delete just the location (the variables will not be deleted but they will no longer be assigned to a location).
Displays the Copy Location form which allows you to copy the currently displayed location and it's variables to one or more new locations.
Moves the current location (sheet) to a new spot in the location order.  Displays the Location Browser to select the location that the current location will be placed in front of. 
Imports selected variables from a Hach WIMS Variable Template File.
Submits a backup request to the DBA_Helper WIMS service (does not work if you have DB Support)

 

MENU:

File

Export - Exports the Variable Admin spreadsheet to Excel.

Export Sheet as WIMS Variable Template - Exports the current sheet in the Hach WIMS Variable Template File format.  You can then use this template to create new location/variables using the Location, Import menu option.

Print Preview - Displays a print preview of the spreadsheet

Backup - Submits a backup request to the DBA_Helper WIMS service (does not work if you have DB Support)

Exit - Closes the Variable Admin Tool Window.

Variable

Info - Displays the Variable Info report for the currently selected variable.

Edit - Loads the currently selected variable in Edit/View Variables.

Delete - Deletes the currently selected variables.  NOTE: If you delete all variables in a location you will be prompted to delete the location.

Copy - Copies the current selected variables to a new location(s).

Import - Imports variables into the current location from a Hach WIMS Variable Template File.

Set Location - Assigns the currently selected variables to a new location.  Displays the Location browser for selection of the new location.

Move Up - Moves the currently selected variables (rows) up one row.  Note:  Has no effect unless the Var Admin Wizard is used to renumber the database.

Move Down - Moves the currently selected variables (rows) down one row.  Note:  Has no effect unless the Var Admin Wizard is used to renumber the database.

Set Interface - Assigns the selected variables to a Server-Side Interface.  When selected, you will be prompted to select from the currently enabled Server-Side Interfaces.

Location

Delete - Deletes the current location.  You will be prompted if you want to delete the location and all variables or delete just the location (the variables will not be deleted but they will no longer be assigned to a location).

Copy - Copies the current selected variables to a new location(s).

Set Order - Moves the current location (sheet) to a new spot in the location order.  Displays the Location Browser to select the location that the current location will be placed in front of. 

Import - Imports selected variables from a Hach WIMS Variable Template File.

Interface

Set G2 Enabled On(Y) - Sets the Interface On for the selected variables, i.e. selects the "Interface To" option in Edit/View Variables, Interface Tab:

Set G2 Enabled Off(N) - Sets the Interface Off for the selected variables, i.e. selects the Off option in Edit/View Variables Interface tab.

Default Start/Stop Time - Sets the Interface Start and Stop time to the defaults (i.e. the entire time span for the variable type) for ALL daily detail variables (DOES NOT effect daily variables)

Pick Interface -  Assigns the selected variables to a Server-Side Interface.  When selected, you will be prompted to select from the currently enabled Server-Side Interfaces.

Replace All - Replaces all references to an interface with a different interface.  For example, you need to change all variables using the IFIX_Indirect interface to use the Ovation Historian Interface:

Paste SCADATag - Will paste the SCADA tags from the Windows clipboard starting in the currently selected row.

Paste LIMS Analyte - Will paste the SCADA tags from the Windows clipboard starting in the currently selected row.

Set LIMS Location - Will prompt for the LIMS LOCATION (VARDESC.LIMS_LOC field) and set for all selected rows.

Clear SCADA Settings - Clears the SCADATAG and SCADASTAT for all selected records. 

Clear LIMS Settings - Clears the LIMSANAYTE and LIMSLOC fields for all selected records. 

 

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Created on 2/1/2011 12:34 PM.
Last Modified on 10/9/2013 10:17 AM.
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