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					Ualarm
Version 1.0
         By
  Steven W. Cromer
ITO WFO Memphis, TN

    March 2006




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Overview

Purpose:
Ualarm is a local application that allows the text workstation alarms on AWIPS to be customized
by each user. If the user chooses not to customize an alarm list, the default alarms for a given
workstation are used.

Ualarm Functions:
The Ualarm GUI provides the user with multiple options. It contains 3 option menus, 4 choice
buttons, an activate button, and a cancel button. The option menus are lined up side-by-side
from the upper left part of the GUI to the upper right. The left-most option menu is the user ID
or account, the middle option menu is the workstation ID or alarm list, and the right-most option
menu is the startup mode. The four choice buttons are listed below the option menus. The
choices are to either save the current alarm list, load another list, append another list to the
current alarm list, or modify the startup mode. The OK button activates the request, and Cancel
button exits without activating the request.


Option Menus

User menu (left option menu):
The selected option under this menu is the user choice. The default is the user ID logged into the
current workstation. The ADMIN option is a copy of the administrator alarms for a given
workstation. The BASE option is a copy of the default user alarms for a given workstation.

Workstation menu (middle option menu):
The selected option under this menu is the workstation or alarm list. The default is the current
workstation ID. The user has the option to select another workstation or alarm list.

Startup menu (right option menu):
(*** This option is not available unless locally configured. ***)
If the alarm list is automatically loaded prior to opening Text Workstation, the selected option in
this menu determines the alarm list to use. There are two selections: base and user. The default
is the previous selection made by the current user. If the startup setting is base, the equivalent
workstation’s list will be automatically loaded from BASE account prior to starting Text
Workstation. If the startup setting is user, the equivalent workstation’s list will be automatically
loaded from the user’s alarm list prior to starting Text Workstation. If the startup setting is user
and the user has not created or saved a list for the current workstation, then the BASE account
list will be used at startup until a list is created by the user.




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Choice Buttons

Save current list as user (first option):
If this option is selected, the active alarm list at the current workstation will be saved to the alarm
list chosen in the option menus.

Load user into current list (second option):
If this option is selected, the alarm list chosen in the option menus will be loaded into the active
alarm list at the current workstation.

Append user to the current list (third option):
If this option is selected, the alarm list chosen in the option menus will be appended to the active
alarm list at the current workstation.

Modify startup mode only (fourth option):
If this option is selected, the setting in the right-most option menu will be saved, but no other
actions will be performed. If locally configured, this option will determine the alarm list to be
used when opening the Text Workstation. If base is selected, the default list from the BASE
account will be automatically loaded. If user is selected, the user alarm list will be automatically
loaded. If user is selected but no user alarm list exists for the current workstation, the default list
from the BASE account will be used until the user creates a customized alarm list.


Activate the Request

“OK” and “Cancel” buttons:
OK submits the chosen request and exits. Cancel exits with no actions.


Editing an Alarm List

If you wish to edit an alarm list, you need to do so through the Text Workstation application GUI.




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Common Procedures

Modifying your alarm list only for the current session:
1. Modify the alarm list within the text workstation application.
2. Make sure you save your changes after you are done editing.

Saving your current alarm list for future sessions:
1. Open “Ualarm”.
2. Make sure the upper left option menu has your username selected.
3. Make sure the upper middle option menu has your hostname selected.
4. Make sure the upper right option menu has “user” selected.
5. Select “Save current list as user”.
6. Select “OK”.

Modifying and Saving your alarm list for current and future sessions:
1. Modify the alarm list within the text workstation application.
2. Make sure you save your changes after you are done editing.
3. Open “Ualarm”.
4. Make sure the upper left option menu has your username selected.
5. Make sure the upper middle option menu has your hostname selected.
6. Make sure the upper right option menu has “user” selected.
7. Select “Save current list as user”.
8. Select “OK”.

Modifying your alarm list used for another workstation:
1. Make sure the text workstation application is open.
2. Open “Ualarm”.
3. Make sure the upper left option menu has your username selected.
4. Use the upper middle option menu to select the workstation to be modified.
5. Select “Load user into current list”.
6. Select “OK”.
7. Using the text workstation application, edit the alarm list.
8. Make sure you save your changes after you are done editing.
9. Open “Ualarm” again.
10. Make sure the upper left option menu has your username selected.
11. Use the upper middle option menu to select the workstation to be modified.
12. Select “Save current list as user”.
13. Select “OK”.
14. Open “Ualarm” again.
15. Make sure the upper left option menu has your username selected.
16. Make sure the upper middle option menu has your workstation selected.
17. Select “Load user into current list”.
18. Select “OK”.
19. Verify the alarm list was loaded properly within the text workstation application.

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Loading your alarm list into your workstation:
1. Make sure the text workstation application is open.
2. Open “Ualarm”.
3. Make sure the upper left option menu has your username selected.
4. Make sure the upper middle option menu has your workstation selected.
5. Select “Load user into current list”.
6. Select “OK”.
7. Verify the alarm list was loaded properly within the text workstation application.

Loading another alarm list into your workstation:
1. Make sure the text workstation application is open.
2. Open “Ualarm”.
3. Use the upper left option menu to select the user’s list of choice.
4. Use the upper middle option menu to select the actual list from the chosen user.
5. Select “Load user into current list”.
6. Select “OK”.
7. Verify the alarm list was loaded properly within the text workstation application.

Appending another alarm list to the current list on your workstation:
1. Make sure the text workstation application is open.
2. Open “Ualarm”.
3. Use the upper left option menu to select the user’s list of choice.
4. Use the upper middle option menu to select the actual list from the chosen user.
5. Select “Append user to current list”.
6. Select “OK”.
7. Verify the alarm list was modified properly within the text workstation application.

Determining the alarm list to use if configured to load automatically:
1. Open “Ualarm”.
2. The upper right option menu indicates the alarm list to be automatically loaded.
3. If you would like to use the default list, then the option must be “base”.
4. If you would like to use your own list, then the option must be “user”.
5. If you select “user” and have not created your own list yet, it will use the default list until you
create your own list.
5. Select “Modify startup mode only”.
6. Select “OK”.


Background Information

Software: Ualarm – Version 1.0
Programmer: Steven W. Cromer (ITO WFO Memphis)
Date: March 22, 2006


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