Commanding Multiple Items (Global Command) - Metasys - LIT-12011942 - Software Application - ODS Server - 10.1

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This procedure sends a command to more than one item. For information on sending a command to a single item, see Commands in the Site Management Portal User Interface section.

To command multiple items (send a Global Command):


  1. Select the desired, compatible objects in the navigation tree or in the display panel. Hold the Ctrl or Shift keys when clicking to select multiple items in the navigation tree, or use the selection conventions of the feature displayed in the display panel. For example, see Commanding Objects in the Search Results Table in the Global Search section.
    Note: You must select and command similar object types. For example, you cannot send a command to both alarm extensions and trend extensions at once. You need to command the alarm extensions and trend extensions separately.
  2. From the Action Menu, select Command, or right-click and select Command. If you selected objects from the navigation tree, a Preparing Data box appears stating the authorization information for the selected objects is being retrieved. The Global Commands dialog box appears.
    • If you click Cancel on the Preparing Data box, both it and the Global Commands dialog box close without issuing commands.
    • If no commands are available for the selected objects or if you have selected incompatible object types, a dialog box appears stating so. Click OK. The Commands dialog box does not open. Go back to Step 1.
  3. On the Commands tab, filter the list of commands using the Show Command Set drop-down menu, if desired.
  4. On the Commands tab, select the command to send to the objects.
    Note: After selecting one of the available commands, you may be prompted to specify additional parameters for the command.
  5. On the Items tab, review the list of objects to command.
    Note: To change the objects in this list, click Cancel and go back to Step 1.
  6. Select the Show Command Results check box to display the Change Results Viewer after issuing the command.
  7. Click Send. The command is sent to the selected objects and the Change Results Viewer appears if you selected the Show Command Results check box.
    Note: If you are not authorized to send a global command to one or more objects, a dialog box appears stating the command will not be sent to unauthorized objects. Click Yes to continue to send the command to the authorized objects. Click No to return to the Command dialog box without sending the command to any objects. Click Cancel to close the Command dialog box without sending the command to any objects. Your system access and category-based privileges set in the Security Administrator System determine your authorization.

    After the command has been sent to all selected items, the Global Command Completed dialog box appears indicating:

    • the command sent

    • the date/time the command started and completed

    • the number of successful/failed commands

    • if any commands were not sent because they were unauthorized

    • the total commands attempted

    Figure 1. Global Command Completed Dialog Box

  8. Click OK.