MCEV User Guide
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Overview

Master Controller Event Viewer is a tool for viewing of NTMC event log files. Please click here to view a brief introduction to the program, then press the browser Back button to return to this page.

 

Event Log Entry Components

Each event log entry consists of several components. The list below describes each component. The D.V. column marks the components which are part of the Detail View. The latter is turned off by default and those items, although always present in all entries, are not displayed. One can toggle between the regular view and the detailed view by executing the Filters Details command.

COMPONENT DESCRIPTION D.V.
Subsystem Identifies NTMC subsystem which generated the entry.  
Procedure Identifies the procedure that the above subsystem was executing when the entry was generated.  
Event Type Identifies event type. Events are classified into three types:
  1. LOG - Regular events
  2. ALARM - Alarms, one or more system components may need operator attention. Usually generated as a result of a failed operation (Example: failed poll) and / or operator error (Example: evaluator was mapped to a non-existent I/O point).
  3. ERROR - Software malfunction - please report to BTE.
 
Date Event date.  
Time Event time of day.  
Entry Body of event log.  
Number Event number in log file. Resets to 1 at NTMC component startup. +
Group Event group number in log file. Entries often come in groups (an error stack, for example). Entries with the same group number are in the same group. +
Source File Identifies source file which generated the portion of NTMC executable code which generated the event log entry. This is useful when debugging the system. +
Source Line Identifies the source line number in above file which generated the event log entry. +

 

Commands

The following commands can be found under the File menu.

COMMAND DESCRIPTION HOW TO EXECUTE BUTTON SHORTCUT
Open... Presents a list of available event log files. When one of the files is selected, the file is loaded into the event viewer.
  1. Select File menu
  2. Select Open
Yes
Close Closes the currently viewed file
  1. Select File menu
  2. Select Close
Yes
Print... Prints the currently displayed window.
  1. Select File menu
  2. Select Print
  3. Press Ok
Yes
Print Setup... Displays printer setup dialog box.
  1. Select File menu
  2. Select Print Setup
  3. Press Ok
No
Exit Exists the program
  1. Select File menu
  2. Select Exit
Yes

 

The following commands can be found under the View menu.

COMMAND DESCRIPTION HOW TO EXECUTE BUTTON SHORTCUT
Toolbar Shows or hides the buttons.
  1. Select View menu
  2. Select Toolbar
No
Status Bar Shows or hides the status bar at the bottom of program window.
  1. Select View menu
  2. Select Status Bar
No
Details Window... Displays a window which contains details about the currently viewed event log entry.
  1. Select View menu
  2. Select Details Window...
  3. Alternatively: Double-Click onto the event log entry.
No

 

The following commands can be found under the Filters menu.

COMMAND DESCRIPTION HOW TO EXECUTE BUTTON SHORTCUT
Latest Group Displays latest group of event log entries in the file.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Latest Group
Yes
Next Group Displays next group of event log entries in the file.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Next Group
Yes
Previous Group Displays previous group of event log entries in the file.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Previous Group
Yes
Show One Group Toggles between showing one group of event log entries, and all entries.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Show One Group
Yes
Details Toggles between showing detail items of event log entries, and  hiding those items.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Details
No
Ranges... Shows the ranges window, where one can do filtering by any or all of the following: date and time, source file, source file line, group number, entry number, and event keyword.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Ranges

 

Yes
Sort Event log entries are sorted by one of the columns when this item is checked. Entries are not sorted when this item is not checked.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Sort
Yes
Set All Filters Sets all available filters. Effectively this lets all event log entries be visible.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Set All Filters
No
Clear All Filters Clears all available filters. Effectively this hides all event log entries.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Set All Filters
No
Event Type Opens a dialog box which allows setting and clearing of individual Event Type filters. A filter is set when the '+' sign is visible, and cleared when it is not visible. Log entries of cleared event types are filtered out and are not visible.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Event Type

In the dialog box select a filter, then

  1. Press Set All to set all filters, or
  2. Press Clear All to clear all filters, or
  3. Double-click on the filter to set or clear the filter
  4. Press OK when done
No
Subsystem Opens a dialog box which allows setting and clearing of individual Subsystem filters. A filter is set when the '+' sign is visible, and cleared when it is not visible. Log entries of cleared event types are filtered out and are not visible.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Subsystem

In the dialog box select a filter, then

  1. Press Set All to set all filters, or
  2. Press Clear All to clear all filters, or
  3. Double-click on the filter to set or clear the filter
  4. Press OK when done
No
Procedure Opens a dialog box which allows setting and clearing of individual Procedure filters. A filter is set when the '+' sign is visible, and cleared when it is not visible. Log entries of cleared event types are filtered out and are not visible.
  1. Select Filters menu
  2. Select Procedure

In the dialog box select a filter, then

  1. Press Set All to set all filters, or
  2. Press Clear All to clear all filters, or
  3. Double-click on the filter to set or clear the filter
  4. Press OK when done
No

 

Configuration

MCEV has no user configurable items.

 

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