Schedule - BCPro - LIT-12011905 - Server - BCPro Data Server - 4.0

BCPro Data Server

Product name
BCPro Data Server
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011905
Version
4.0
Revision date
2020-03-27

The Schedule resides in a Device or FAC and is the internal basis for the Scheduling feature. Create a Schedule and use the Scheduling feature to define the items and times when the Schedule writes values to the referenced attributes of the Scheduled Items.

Each schedule includes the following:

  • a view of today’s schedule that shows what actions the schedule is currently configured to perform today, including the Default Schedule Command. This view is not available in the BCT.
  • a weekly schedule that uses events for each day (Monday through Sunday) to configure the times when the Schedule writes values to its referenced attributes (Scheduled Items)
  • an exception schedule that uses events to configure exceptions to the weekly schedule (optional)
  • a list of items that the schedule controls (referenced by the schedule, called Scheduled Items) (optional)
  • an effective period that optionally allows you to activate/inactivate the schedule for a selected period of time

Use the scheduling feature to:

The following tables describe the functions of the Schedule View’s buttons and attributes and right-click menu.
Table 1. Schedule Button Functions

Button

Function

Opens Edit mode

Effective Period attribute

Click the ellipses icon button to open the Effective Period dialog box which allows you to specify the Effective Period. Wildcards (any) are also available options for Month, Day, Year or Day of Week fields.

Schedule Output Type

Binary, Analog, Multistate, Derived from Key Item - each of these choices will bring up unique choices in the Default Schedule Command and State Text Fields.

Default Schedule Command

Binary: Release option or a choice of Off and On

Analog: Release option or a choice to input number

Multistate: Release option or a choice of State 0 to State 31

Derived from Key Item: Release option or a choice of Off and On

Note:

If the Default Schedule Command is set to Release, the scheduling feature’s control over the scheduled items ends. Release should only be used for the Default Schedule Command if the scheduled items support the Release command.

States Text

Lists the available states and allows you to specify the state of the selected event which are unique for each Schedule Output Type.

Allows you to toggle between views: Today's Schedule, Weekly Schedule, Exception Schedule or Scheduled Items

Table 2. Schedule Right-click Menu

Menu Option

Description

Display Mode - Weekly Schedule

Binary

The States Text commands what the right-click menu will be. For example, toggle between Off-On, Off-Reset, Absent-Present, Active-Inactive, Alarm-Normal.

Add Event(s)

Opens the Add Event dialog box and allows you to add an event to the schedule.

End Event

Allows you to specify an event end time. The end time corresponds to the location of your mouse cursor when you opened the menu. Drag the end of the event to adjust the end time.

Analog

Right-click and choose between Add New Event or Modify Selected Event(s). Define New Event(s) allows you to add (Day, Days, Hours, Minutes and Value). Modify Events allows you to modify (Hours, Minutes and Value).

Add Event(s)

Opens the Add Event dialog box and allows you to add an event to the schedule.

End Event

Allows you to specify an event end time. The end time corresponds to the location of your mouse cursor when you opened the menu. Drag the end of the event to adjust the end time.

Multistate

The States Text commands what the right-click menu will be. For example, toggles between Not Operating, Normal Start, Heating, Cooling, Fan Only or Minimum DAT Control.

Modify Selected Event(s)

Opens the Modify Event dialog box and allows you change the times and value of the selected event. You can also double-click an event to access the Modify Event dialog box.

Delete Selected Event(s)

Deletes the selected event.

Display Mode - Scheduled Items

All Scheduled Output Types

Choose between Key Data Type or Remove Item.
1 This menu is accessible only when Edit mode is used.