The Equipment Discovery window features auto-discovery capabilities to identify serving relationships based on Equipment Name, Equipment Description, and Space Names matches. Additional features, including Find and Replace and Serving Match Tolerance, assist in creating serving relationships.
Equipment matched to Spaces in auto-discovery is determined in a contextual Space environment. For example, the NxE parent must first match its Name or Description attribute to a Space Name. Only then does the Serving auto-discovery take place for the field controller within that pre-determined NxE associated space.
The equipment serving values are determined by a Fuzzy Search Tolerance value, which is used in a fuzzy string matching algorithm between the three columns. This fuzzy search tolerance value is set in the frameworkproperties.properties file located under C:\inetpub\wwwroot\MetasysIII\ToolUI\com\jci\framework. The fuzzy search tolerance value needs to be between 0.0 and 1.0—the smaller the number, the greater the number of incorrect matches that may be returned. For example, a value of 0.0 matches any two strings, while a value of 1.0 only matches identical strings. By default, the search tolerance is set to 0.95.
To identify serving relationships:
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- In the All Items Tree, select one or more pieces of equipment you want to edit, and drag them to the Equipment Discovery window.
- Click the Browse icon to select the corresponding Equipment Definition for your equipment selection and click OK. All fields of the Equipment Definition table populate due to auto-discovery.