This section will cover the basic navigation of your website, including the following:
- Group Hierarchy
- Summary Listing
- Side Menu
- Simple Navigation of Your Website
Subsequent sections will discuss how to customize these listed features.
Upon setup of your private website, eLynx will create a Group Hierarchy. This hierarchy contains groups of devices that can be viewed within the Summary Listing. After set-up, you are able to create as many groups and subgroups as you need and organize your devices as you see appropriate.
The Group Hierarchy is composed of groups. A group can be the parent of other groups under it, called subgroups or child groups. There is no limit to the number of groups or subgroups that you can create. You are able to customize your own groups, including naming your groups and adding as many devices to each group as you would like. You can organize your groups based on type of equipment you are monitoring, the users that can access that group, pumper routes, business units, etc.
Each group contains devices. Devices contain tags. Tags are the individual data values being monitored. Tags are not shown on the Group Hierarchy. They are displayed within the Summary Listing when you click a group name in the Group Hierarchy.
A number next to the group name indicates how many devices are nested in that group. If there are no devices contained in that group there will be no number next to the group name. You can use the plus signs to expand each group and the scrollbar on the right side of the Group Hierarchy to view additional groups.
When you click a new group in the hierarchy the devices found in that group and certain customizable value columns that are polled for each device will be view-able on the right within the Summary Listing. You have the ability to see the most recent polled values listed in this screen.
You can access the different groups from your hiearchy via 'Group Hierarchy' in the Side Menu found on the left side panel of the page. You have the ability to show/hide the Group Hierarchy.
You can navigate to the Summary Listing from any page within your website by clicking on the group from your hiearchy via 'Group Hierarchy' in the Side Menu. To navigate back to the Summary Listing for the group you navigated from, click the group name from the Navigation Breadcrumb.
When you click on a group, you see a Summary Listing of all the devices in that group. The data that is shown is based on the Current Configuration, displaying the last known value for each device in the group. This view can be customized by clicking on Configure from the Summary Listing Toolbar.
If you have defined and saved more than one configuration, use the drop down box next to the Default Configuration name to view a different page configuration for that group.
To view a different configuration simply select a configuration in the drop down box as shown below:
The summary at the bottom of the data column is either a total or average for the numbers in that column. Totals are shown as regular bold text; averages are shown as italicized text. The totals and averages are for all rows of data in a column, even if all rows are not shown on a single page.
Cell Background Colors
Individual cell background colors indicate alarm status within the Summary Listing. Green and red are the acknowledged and alarm state color defaults; however, they can be changed when creating or customizing a set point.
- A red background indicates an alarm state, such as, pressure or temperature, being outside the normal range.
- A green background indicates an alarm state, such as, pressure or temperature, being outside the normal range that has been acknowledged.
Columns and Sorting
The columns are the attributes and data that are configured to be shown in the selected configuration. You can sort your grid by data values or names in a single column. To do this, click the column header name as shown below. The first click will sort your grid for that column Ascending Order and if you click the same column for a second time it will sort your grid for that column in Descending Order.
The Summary Listing page for any given device may have shortcut icons listed at the right end of a device row. These icons indicate specific functions that you can perform for the device listed on the same row as the function icons. A sample of function icons is shown below. You can enable/disable your shortcuts by navigating to the Settings tab of User Profile & Settings
Viewing Different Meter Types
To view different meter types found in the same group in the Summary Listing, simply choose the tab of the device type you would like to view a summary of devices and information regarding that device type, as depicted below:
The Side Menu allows you to navigate to certain areas of the interface depending on the current level you are at in the website. The lower you are in the system you will be able to navigate to every level above that current level. For example, at the Tag Level you will see links for Group Pages, Device Pages, and Tag Pages. Depending on the level of permissions granted to you, 'Administration' may also be available to you. See the depiction below while viewing a Device Page.
Navigating Between Devices
When viewing any Device Level page, you have the ability to navigate to that same page for a different device by using the dropdown menu at the top of the page and selecting the device name.
NOTE: The Tag Values tab of the Device Details page is the default tab for that page. The website will remember the tab you were on if you are logged into the same session.
You also have the ability to use the previous/next arrows in the middle of the screen to move to the Next and Previous devices for the group you're in.
Navigating Between Tags
When viewing any Tag Level page, you have the ability to navigate to that same page for a different tag by using the drop down menu at the top of the page and selecting the tag name.
NOTE: The Tag History tab of the Tag Details page is the default tab for that page. The website will remember the tab you were on if you are logged into the same session.
You also have the ability to use the previous/next arrows in the middle of the screen to move to the Next and Previous tags for the device you're on.
Navigating to Summary Listing
There are three ways to navigate to the Summary Listing:
Using Group Hierarchy tree: Click Group Hierarchy from the Side Menu and choose the group you want displayed within the Summary Listing.
Using the Breadcrumb: When viewing any Group Level page, use the navigation breadcrumb at the top of the page and choose the group you want displayed within the Summary Listing.