Properties Tab on Asset Node Definition Editor

NI InsightCM™ 3.3 Help

Edition Date: December 2018

Part Number: 374498G-01

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Location: Navigation Menu»Definitions»Assets

This tab allows you to edit how an asset type behaves in the asset tree.

What do you want to do?

Task Action
Enable operating state, speed reference, and streaming capabilities for an asset type. 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. Click the Edit button in the Categories field to display the Select Categories dialog box where you can add, remove, and reorder categories to describe the asset type.
Note  The categories assigned to a definition determine which capabilities are available for that asset node type. You can also filter definitions by category in the asset tree on the Asset Configuration page.
Define the kind of measurement you want the asset type to perform. Place a checkmark in the Waveform or Single Point checkbox to indicate how you want the asset type to acquire data. 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 the asset is assigned to.
Add, remove, or edit asset types derived from a source asset type. Use the Local Node 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.
Note  Only asset types with Local Scope enabled appear in the Type listbox.
Prevent an asset type from being added under assets that do not explicitly reference that asset type in their Local Node Definition Types section. Place a checkmark in the Local Scope checkbox on the Properties tab of the child asset type.
Prevent a source asset type from adding child asset types not explicitly referenced in the Local Node Definition Types section. Place a checkmark in the Sealed checkbox on the Properties tab of the source asset type.
Enable an asset to inherit part of its name from a parent asset. Place a checkmark in the Derived checkbox on the Properties tab of the child asset type.
Call a custom Javascript file to override default behavior in the NI InsightCM web application. Place a custom Javascript file in the following directory: <InstallDrive >:\Program Files\National Instruments\InsightCM Server 3.0\Web\custom. Enter the name of your file in the Extension Class field.
Define a scheme for automatically creating unique names for derived assets when a user adds them on the Asset Configuration page. 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 NI InsightCM 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 NI InsightCM web application automatically generates the name Main Accelerometer Double Integrated.
Specify what label the NI InsightCM web application displays for the derived asset type. 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.
Prevent asset types from appearing in the asset tree on the Data Viewer page. Place a checkmark in the Hide in Viewer checkbox.

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Permission-Based Access to the NI InsightCM Web Application

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