Each Log Session that is currently loaded will have a tab next to the General tab. Selecting a Log Session tab allows you to view and configure the Log Session.
To Configure or make changes to a Log Session the session must be in Edit Mode. When a session tab is selected, the Logger Administrator will attempt to put the session in Edit Mode automatically. Only one Administrator can have a session in Edit Mode at a time.
Each session has a tool bar across the top of the tab page.
Edit: The Edit button can be toggled to put the session in or out of Edit Mode. If the button is highlighted when the mouse is not over it, then the session is in Edit Mode. If you try to put the session in Edit Mode and the session is already in Edit Mode by another program, then you will receive a message window that says the session cannot be put in Edit Mode.
Start/Stop: The Start/Stop button is used to start or stop logging.
Save: The Save button which can be used to save the Log Session configuration to a file. If the session is a new session that was not loaded from a file, the Save Configuration As menu option will be used.
Apply: The Apply button is used to send changes to the Canary Logger which were made to the session Name, Historian Computer, or any properties in any groups. If the session has multiple groups that have changes, the Apply button will send all of the changes to the Logger. Note: adding or removing groups takes affect immediately and does not need to be applied.
Cancel: The Cancel button is used to cancel changes made in the Logger Administrator that have not yet been sent to the Canary Logger. This will happen in all groups that have changes.
(*): The last field in the tool bar usually shows the full path to the file that the session configuration is stored in. If there have been any changes made to the session configuration, an asterisk (*) will appear in front of the file name to show that the configuration needs to be saved. When a new session is created and a file has not yet been chosen, the field will just show the asterisk. This field will sometimes show status messages related to communication between the Administrator and the Canary Logger when there is a request pending or an error in the last request.
Log Session Properties:
Name: The name of the Log Session. Each Log Session that is loaded simultaneously in the Logger must have a unique name.
Historian Computer: The name of the computer where the Historian is located. If this field is blank, the Logger will contact the Historian on the same computer through the Store and Forward Services. The drop-down button will display a list of Historians that the administrator is currently detecting.
Beginning with version 10.1 this field can also be used to send data to the Store and Forward, Receiver Service on multiple Historian machines by entering multiple Historian machine names or IP addresses in the field. In the following example, data is being sent to the local "Receiver Service" and also to the "Receiver Service" at IP address 188.8.131.52. Since we are using the default port of 55256 for net.tcp it is not necessary to add the port to the IP address.