About this task
The steps that follow apply to adding an Input or Miscellaneous Input when viewing the application using the Classic View perspective. These steps may be different if you are using a different perspective. See the Perspectives section.
- Hover over the Inputs or Miscellaneous (inputs) header until the Add () icon appears in the right corner and click the icon. The New Module Selection (Module Selection for Inputs) dialog box appears. See the New Module Selection screen section.
Type the name of the input to locate in the Filter field. For example, if your system requires a 0 to 10 VDC Humidity sensor, you can type Humidity, or 0 10 VDC to narrow the results. The search displays and filters results for each letter you type regardless of where the letter appears in the input attribute (application, signal, data type, and so on). For example, if you type chw, CHW Loop appears as well as PCHWP. Your filter text is indicated by the bolded letters of the input attribute. You can click any column header to sort the results in alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order.
- The filter box is not case-sensitive.
- When choosing an input to which you wish to provide a control strategy, use an appropriate input type from the list provided. Populated inputs carry tuning attributes/parameters for use with PID Pre-Processors and PID logic blocks.
- Click the Count box next to the input you want to add and adjust the number of inputs to add using the up and down arrows. Green highlighting appears when you change the quantity. To add another input, go back to Step 2 and search for that input attribute. You do not need to close the New Module Selection dialog box to add a different input.
In the User Name field, type a name for the input .
Note: To rename the input module later, right-click the module and select Rename (or use the F2 shortcut key).
Click Finish. The input appears in the Inputs or Miscellaneous (Inputs) section of the Control View.
Note: If you must change the signal, right-click the module and select Modify Signal. See Modifying an Input or Output Signal.
For information on adding an effective command input for an output, see the Adding an Effective Command Miscellaneous Input for an Output (Override Monitoring Feature) section.