Created: April 2005
This Tech Note provides detailed information on configuring the InTouch? Alarm Printer to log alarms to a text file. This feature is included with InTouch v. 8.0 and later.
Note: The Alarm Printer existed on version 7.11 but did not support logging to an external file.
Launch the InTouch Alarm Printer Utility
1. Select Start/Programs/Wonderware/InTouch/Alarm Printer.
FIGURE 1: Alarm Printer Dialog Box
Configure the File Logging Tab for ALG File
1. Select Configure.
The Configuration Settings dialog box appears (Figure 2 below). 2. Select the File Logging tab.
3. Select the Enable Alarm File Logging checkbox.
4. Browse to a Directory (location) folder for the ALG file by using
the ellipsis ( … ) button next to the Directory field.
FIGURE 2: Alarm File Logging Configuration Setttings 5. Click OK.
Configure the Printing Tab to No Printer
1. Select the Printing tab.
2. Select the None radio button in the Print To area (Figure 3 below):
Figure 3: Set Printer to None
3. Click OK.
Activate the Query
1. Launch InTouch WindowViewer.
2. Select Query/Start.
The Alarm Printer window will display a green background for Alarm
Log File and Printer Port or Name will show <disabled> (Figure 4
Figure 4: Alarm Printer dialog Box
3. Access the Directory folder to verify ALG file creation (Figure 5
Figure 5: ALG File
The ALG is now available for viewing or editing with a text file editor. Sample content is provided below:
# Wonderware Alarm Printer 8.0.2 query: group: ( \InTouch!$System ), state: ( All ), priority: ( 1-999 ) time is LOCAL
2004,12:12:23.464,EVENT,,SYSTEM,999,$OperatorDomain,$System,\InTouch,InTouch,InTouch,E36D,None,$OperatorDomain,0.000000,0.000000, 27 Apr
You now have a file containing a history of old InTouch alarms.