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Editing the Behavior of an Asset Type

Last Modified: August 30, 2021

Edit how an asset type behaves in the web application.

  1. Click the Configuration button to navigate to the Asset Configuration page.
  2. Click the Action menu button and select Edit Asset Definitions.
    • Enable operating state, speed reference, and streaming capabilities for an asset type.
      1. Click the Edit button in the Capabilities field to see the configuration options for whatever capabilities are available for an asset type.
    • Define categories to describe an asset type.
      1. Click the Edit button in the Categories field to display the Select Categories dialog box.
      2. Add, remove, and reorder categories to describe the asset type.

    The categories assigned to a definition determine which capabilities are available for that asset type.

    • Define the kind of measurement you want the asset type to perform.
      1. Place a checkmark in the Waveform or Single Point checkbox to indicate how you want the asset type to acquire data.
      2. Use the Measurement Type listbox to specify the kind of measurement you want the asset type to perform.

    Note The kinds of measurements an asset of any type can perform are limited by the kind of channel to which the asset is assigned.

    • Add, remove, or edit asset types derived from a source asset type.
      1. Use the Local Definition Types section to specify the asset types you want to be derived from the source and how many instances of the derived asset type a user can create.

    Only asset types with Local Scope enabled appear in the Type listbox.

    • Define a scheme for automatically creating unique names for derived assets when a user adds them on the Asset Configuration page.
      1. In the Name Format field, enter a name that describes the asset type and include the variable {0} somewhere in the name.

    When a user adds an asset of this type, the web application automatically replaces {0} with the name of the source asset type. For example, if a user adds an asset type with a name format of {0} Double Integrated as a derived asset on an asset named Main Accelerometer, the web application automatically generates the name Main Accelerometer Double Integrated.

    • Specify what label the web application displays for the derived asset type.
      1. Enter a value in the Label that describes the derived asset type and differentiates it from other derived assets.

    This is the label that appears on the Properties tab of any instance of the source asset on the Asset Configuration page next to the button for adding or removing the derived asset.

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