Update Asset Widget

Warning

When you use Switch and/or Update Asset widgets in your dashboard, you enable your dashboard users to directly update the PLC.
Unitronics will not be liable for any damage or consequence that is caused by the user's actions.

 

Update Asset widgets enable a dashboard user to directly access a controller and modify tag values, writing the new values to the controller memory

Note that in order for these widgets to access a specific controller, the Dashboard must contain one or more additional widgets, where Filter by ID is enabled. When the Dashboard is filtered for an Asset, the widget will connect to that asset’s PLC and access the tags defined in the widget, via secure UniCloud.

The following example uses an Update Asset widget in conjunction with a Table widget.

Update Asset Widget

1.     Drag & drop the widget onto the Canvas, the Warning for Update Asset opens; click Confirm to continue and the Widget Wizard will open automatically.

 

Step 1 – Data

1.        Asset Type: click the drop-down arrow, and select the asset with the data you want to display

2.        Click Data Tags for Widget; note that the Update Asset widget does not support Asset Properties.
U
nder Tag Data, select the tags you want to enable the dashboard user to access via the Update Asset widget.

 

Tip

Note that in order to enable the user to write to these tags, the tag Access level must be set as Read/Write in the Asset type, whether for UniStream or controllers whose Asset Type is defined in a UCR router.

 

After making your selection, the screen may resemble the image below.

3.        Click Next to continue.

Step 2 – Customize

The Customize options depend on the tags you selected in Step 1.

Customize options for different tag types include:

The next image shows Customize options along with the Preview window.

For all tags, you can enter Display Names  to be shown in the widget instead of Tag Names.

You can add a remark, customize the text and appearance of the Update button, as well as the message displayed to the user after pressing the Update button.

 

 

When you are done, click Finish. The widget you have just configured will be displayed at its default size.

You can drag it to reposition it on the Canvas, and can drag the widget borders to resize it.

 

Table Widget – Navigation

In the Table widget, select Navigate per Asset Type and Filter by Asset ID.

  1. Under Navigates to Dashboard, select the Dashboard that contains your Update Asset widget. (The Update widget and Table widget can be in the same Dashboard, and you can select it.)

  2. This will reveal the Filter by Asset option; select it.

 

2.     When the user clicks on the desired Asset, UniCloud will display that Asset's Update Asset widget, enabling the user to enter and update values in that Asset's controller.