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Adding a Field to a Screen

Acquire must be in Config mode to perform these steps.

1. Select ‘Screens’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu

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2. Double click on an empty slot

The Field List window will be displayed:

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3. Enter the field title in the ‘Title’ text box

Tip: If you leave the title blank the field name will be used.

4. Select the field from the field list

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Tip: Search for the field by entering a partial match into the search box and clicking the ‘Go’ button. Modbus addresses can be entered into the search box.

Enterable / Not Enterable Indicates if entering a new value in the sidebar can change the field value. The field will only be enterable if the user has the necessary security levels assigned. By default Acquire honours the security settings defined for the field in the Flow Computer screen.
Show on Chart Indicates if the field is charted. When this checkbox is ticked, the color block to the right indicates the color of the line that will be used to display the field on the chart.

To change the color, click on the color block and keep the mouse button down while selecting the new color from the palette. Release the mouse button to select the color.

Tip: If a chart has six items specified and one needs to be replaced, untick the chart item to be removed and then add the new chart item.

Format This menu determines the number of decimal places that the field should be displayed with.
Units This is the units type that is associated with the field.The units are defined for the field in the Flow Computer screen.
Security This is the security level that is associated with the field. Items with security level of zero are never editable.The security level is defined for the field in the Flow Computer screen.

5. Click the ‘OK’ button

The field will be added to the screen:

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The field will be displayed with an ‘Edit’ button if it was added with a non zero security level.