About this task
After you create an equipment definition, configure the display data.
Open the equipment definition from the All Items tree.
Figure 1. Equipment Definition in All Items Tree
- Click Edit.
In the All Items Tree, find the equipment that contains the display data points. Select the engine or device and drag it into the equipment definition.
Note: An equipment definition can have a maximum of 200 data points.Figure 2. Drag Display Data to Equipment Definition
Table 1. Descriptions of Columns in Equipment Definition
Select the check box to select a row for display data point in the Metasys UI.
Contains the description of the point (for example, Zone Setpoint).
Contains an abbreviated name of the point (for example, Flow Percent).Note: Do not leave the Short Name field blank.
Type Displays the semantic data point model name mapped to short name by the Point Setting dataset. See Updating point settings.
Displays the Instance Number of the object on the remote field device. The Instance number, along with the object type, defines the remote object’s BACnet Object Identifier. The BACnet Object Identifier is used to establish communication with the object.Note: Points are matched by their instance number before matching on the Search Column criteria.Important: If you create an Equipment Definition for a third-party device, and there are duplicate instance numbers, you must use the Search Criteria column. Only use the Instance column if the instance number for a network point on a controller is unique.
Net Point Address
Contains the Metasys N2 Point Address associated with a point. This is a comma-delimited list of instance number.
Net Point Type
Contains the Metasys N2 Point Type associated with the point.
Search CriteriaContains user-defined search criteria for points. Search criteria can contain the following:
An asterisk (*) before and after the search criteria text lets you search that portion of the text in the short name. For example, *ZN-T*.
? in the search criteria text lets you search Names or Short Names for the numerals zero or one. For example, Hum?-C returns results including Hum1-C.
% in the search criteria text lets you search for numerals 0 through 9. For example, Hum%-C returns results including Hum1-C and Hum7-C. You can enter multiple % to search for text that contains multiple numerals. For example, Hum%%-C returns results including Hum26-C.
# in the search criteria text lets you search for a string of one or more numerals. For example, #BoxHtg-C returns results including 1BoxHtg-C and 34BoxHtg-C.
* in the search criteria text lets you search for zero or more of any character. For example, ZN-T* returns results including ZN-T.
Normal text in the search criteria returns results that match the characters exactly without matching case. For example, zn-t returns results for ZN-T and zn-t.
Ensure that all display data points are valid (no cells are red). Select the items to display the data points in Metasys UI.
The display data appears in the bottom pane. You can then sort the items in the order you would like the data to display in Metasys UI.
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