Group Administration allows you to create, delete, rename, rearrange groups, and add devices to a group. You are also able to create System Balance Groups where you are able to designate your devices as inlet meters or outlet meters and Dynamic Groups for criteria filters. To navigate to this page, click 'Administration' from the side menu, then select Group Administration.
Note: To customize the Group Hierarchy you must first have the appropriate security permissions granted to you by an administrator.
Properties: Adding, Renaming, Rearranging Groups
The Properties tab, as depicted below, enables you to rename, rearrange, and add new groups.
Selecting a New Parent Group to Customize
To select a new parent group to customize, select the dropdown at the top of the page and select the group you want to customize.
Renaming a Parent Group
To rename the current parent group, type the new name in the 'Name' field under Standard Properties and click Update Properties.
Renaming a Child Group
To rename any child groups found in the current parent group, click the Edit (pencil) icon and type the new name in the 'Edit Group Name' window. Then click Save.
Adding a New Group
To add a new group, click Add Group, type the group name in the 'New Group' window and click Save.
Deleting a Group
To delete an existing group, under Child Groups click the Delete (trashcan) icon next to the group name you want to delete. Next, click 'Yes' in the confirmation window.
Note: If the group you wish to delete is a parent group to other child groups a pop-up box will appear letting you know that you are unable to delete this group until the child groups have been removed.
Contents: Adding Devices to Groups
The Contents tab allows you to move devices from the Available Devices box into the Selected Devices box to be viewed for that group within the Summary Listing.
There are two sections found on this page:
Selected Devices: Any devices currently found in the selected group.
- Available Devices: Any devices currently available to be placed into the selected group.
Adding a Device(s)
To add devices to the current parent group, under the Available Devices box enable the devices that you want to be placed into this group. Enabled devices will appear in the Selected Devices box. Click Update.
NOTE: You can filter devices by using the text box under the Available Devices box. Simply type the device name. The Available Devices box will then contain any devices with that letter/number combo.
Removing a Device(s)
To remove devices from the current parent group, under the Selected Devices box, click to highlight the devices that you want to be removed from this group. Then click the Remove icon (trash can).
Manual Entry Configuration
The Manual Entry Tags tab enables you to select manual entry tags for the current group of devices to be used at the group level only.
There are two sections found on this page:
Selected Tags:Any tags currently selected to manually edit for that group of devices.
- Available Tags: Any tags currently available to manually edit for that group of devices.
NOTE: SCADALynx also enables you to manually edit values at the Device and Tag Levels. Currently these devices and tags must be requested through eLynx Support.
Selecting a Tag(s) to Allow for Manual Entry
Under the Available Tags box, enable the tag names that you want to manually edit for that group of devices. Then click Update.
NOTE: You can filter tags by using the text box under the Available Tags box. Simply type the tag name and the Available Tags box will contain any tags with that letter/number combo.
Removing a Tag(s) Currently Selected for Manual Entry
Under the Selected Tags box, highlight the tags that you do not want the ability to manually edit for that group of devices. Then click Remove Tag (trash can) icon and click Update.
Reordering Selected Manual Entry Tags
Reorder the selected tags by clicking and dragging the handle icon. Click Update.
System Balance: Enabling System Balance for a Group
The System Balance tab, as depicted below, allows you to enable the System Balance functionality and select your device inlets (sales meters) and device outlets (check meters). When this System Balance Group is selected in the Group Hierarchy the System Balance report under Related Pages will display. This is where you can view a comparison of your production of inlets and outlets.