Initialization Parameters Technical Bulletin

Initialization Parameters Technical Bulletin
Technical Bulletin
Issue Date
April 10, 2003
Initialization Parameters
Initialization Parameters ......................................................................2
Introduction........................................................................................................ 2
Key Concepts..................................................................................................... 3
Theory of Operation .........................................................................................................3
Initialization Files..............................................................................................................4
WIN.INI File Parameters ..................................................................................................6
SYSTEM.INI File Parameters.........................................................................................10
Metasys WIN.INI File .....................................................................................................12
METASYS.INI File Parameters ......................................................................................12
Optional METASYS.INI File Parameters........................................................................31
M5 Workstation ..............................................................................................................38
MODEM.INI File Parameters..........................................................................................41
NETMAP.INI File Parameters ........................................................................................44
CUSTMENU.INI File Parameters ...................................................................................47
METATEL.INI File Parameters.......................................................................................51
METAPRN.INI File Parameters......................................................................................53
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Initialization Parameters
Introduction
This document contains procedures on how to use both necessary and
optional settings for the initialization files used to operate the
Metasys® Operator Workstation (OWS) and its related software.
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Key Concepts
Theory of Operation
Windows® 98 initialization files (.INI files) contain modifiable
parameters for Windows operating systems and Windows operating
system applications, such as Metasys OWS software. These
parameters define the Windows® environment when you start up the
Windows operating system or any other Windows application.
While most of these parameters are automatically set when you install
Windows operating system and Metasys software, some may need to
be set manually for specific applications.
For Windows NT® and Windows 2000 Professional operating
systems, the parameters that define the Windows environment are
stored in the Windows registry, not the WIN.INI or SYSTEM.INI
file. Do not modify the parameters in the Windows registry.
Note:
In this document, Windows 2000 represents the
Windows 2000 Professional operating system.
Parameters are grouped in sections within an initialization file. Each
parameter has a title enclosed in brackets [ ]. For example, the first
section of the WIN.INI file is the Windows section and begins with
the title [windows].
Seven initialization files are related to Metasys software:
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WIN.INI - the Windows initialization file created when you
install Microsoft® Windows software. The WIN.INI file is
modified when you install Metasys software.
•
SYSTEM.INI - the Windows initialization file that contains
global system information used by the Windows operating system
when it starts.
•
Metasys WIN.INI – A Metasys specific file created by the
Prep-For utility and used by the Graphic Programming Language
(GPL) and Data Definition Language (DDL) applications to
modify the Metasys.ini file.
•
METASYS.INI - the Metasys initialization file created when you
install Metasys OWS software.
•
MODEM.INI - the Modem initialization file created when you
install Metasys OWS software.
•
NETMAP.INI - the Network Map initialization file created when
you save Network Map settings.
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CUSTMENU.INI - the Custom Menu initialization file created
when you install Metasys OWS software.
•
METATEL.INI - the Metasys Telephone Interface (MTI)
initialization file created when you install MTI software.
Initialization Files
Location
For the Windows 98 operating system, all of the initialization files are
stored in the Windows directory (for example, c:\WINDOWS). This
document discusses the parameters in each of the files and the options
for setting some of the parameters within each file.
Many initialization parameters located in the WIN.INI and
SYSTEM.INI files also exist in the Windows registry.
Metasys Release 7.01 or later software references all parameters
pertinent to Metasys system operation in their original location. None
of the parameters that affect Metasys software are located in the
registry. For detailed information on the Windows registry, refer to
your Windows documentation.
For Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems, most
Windows information is stored in the registry. All .INI files are
located in the WINNT directory.
File Format
Initialization files are stored in the Windows directory and always
end with .INI extensions. Three types of text lines appear in .INI files:
•
Section Titles indicate a new section in the .INI file. They are
enclosed in brackets [ ].
•
Comment Lines give an explanation concerning the command
lines they precede. They begin with a semicolon ( ; ).
•
Command Lines direct a specific action within the
Windows application.
When a new section is added to an initialization file, it is appended to
the end of the file. For example, when you save settings for the
Network Map under your password, those settings are added to the
end of the NETMAP.INI file until another user’s settings are saved.
Figure 1 is an example of a partial .INI file with a section title,
comment lines, and command lines.
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Section Title
→
[ports]
Comment Line
→
;A line with [filename].PRN followed by an equal sign causes
;[filename] to appear in the Control Panel's Printer Configuration dialog
;box. A printer connected to [filename] directs its output into this file.
LPT1:=
LPT2:=
LPT3:=
Command Line
→
COM1:=9600,n,8,1,x
COM2:=9600,n,8,1,x
COM3:=9600,n,8,1,x
COM4:=9600,n,8,1,x
EPT:=
FILE:=
LPT1.DOS=
LPT2.DOS=
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Figure 1: .INI Format
Making Changes
You can use any text editor to modify an initialization file (for
example, DF Edit or Notepad). However, if the software application
(such as Metasys, MTI, or Metalink applications) allows you to make
a change using a dialog box or menu option, use this method, because
making changes within dialog boxes or menu options is simple, and
you are less likely to enter invalid parameters. The parameter tables
included in each of the following sections describe the best way to
change or add information within the .INI files.
Note:
If you make changes to an .INI file using a text editor while
the Metasys system is running, you must exit the Metasys system and
restart it for the changes to take effect.
Upgrading Software
Upgrading Metasys software from one release to the next adds new
and missing parameters to the WIN.INI, SYSTEM.INI and
METASYS.INI initialization files using the Metasys system defaults;
however, settings for existing parameters are not affected.
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WIN.INI File Parameters
Overview
In Windows 98 software, the WIN.INI initialization file is located in
the Windows directory originally created when you install
Microsoft Windows software on your Personal Computer (PC). When
you install Metasys software, the WIN.INI file is modified to define
parameters that can affect the Metasys software you are installing.
For Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems, most
Windows software information is stored in the registry. A WIN.INI
file exists in the C:\WINNT directory; however, this file does not
contain any parameters that affect the Metasys system.
Three sections of the WIN.INI file are modified when
Metasys software is installed:
•
[Windows]
•
[Intl]
•
[Ports]
Example File
This section shows an example of the initialization file section that
affects the operation of Metasys software when you install Metasys
OWS software (Figure 2). Note that this is only a partial file. Your
WIN.INI file may appear slightly different depending on the software
installed on your PC.
For details on each parameter in the WIN.INI file that deals with
Metasys software, refer to the Command Parameters in Windows 98
Operating System section in this document.
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[windows]
spooler=yes
load=n1hook.exe Metalink.exe
run=
Beep=yes
NullPort=None
BorderWidth=3
CursorBlinkRate=640
DoubleClickSpeed=900
Programs=com exe bat pif
Documents=
DeviceNotSelectedTimeout=15
TransmissionRetryTimeout=45
KeyboardDelay=2
KeyboardSpeed=31
ScreenSaveActive=1
ScreenSaveTimeOut=2700
CoolSwitch=1
MouseThreshold1=4
MouseThreshold2=9
MouseSpeed=1
MouseTrails=-7
device=IBM Proprinter,PROPRINT,LPT1:
[Intl]
sLanguage=enu
sCountry=United States
iCountry=1
iDate=0
iTime=0
iTLZero=1
iCurrency=$
iNegCurr=0
iLzero=1
iDigits=2
iMeasure=1
s1159=
s2359=
sCurrency=$
sThousand=,
sDecimal=.
sDate=/
sTime=:
sList=,
sShortDate=M/d/yy
Figure 2: Partial Example of WIN.INI File
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sLongDate=dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy
[ports]
;A line with (filename).PRN followed by an equal sign causes
;(filename) to appear in the Control Panel’s Printer Configuration dialog
;box. A printer connected to (filename) directs its output into this file.
LPT1:=
LPT2:=
LPT3:=
COM1:=9600,n,8,1,x
COM2:=9600,n,8,1,x
COM3:=9600,n,8,1,x
COM4:=9600,n,8,1,x
EPT:=
FILE:=
LPT1.DOS=
LPT2.DOS=
[devices]
IBM Proprinter III=proprint,LPT1:
Figure 2 (Cont.): Partial Example of WIN.INI File
Command Parameters in Windows 98 Operating System
Table 1 describes the parameters that are modified/created by
Metasys software when it is installed, as well as those parameters that
affect the operation of Metasys software. Other parameters may
appear in your WIN.INI file, depending on the Windows applications
you have installed on the OWS.
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Table 1: WIN.INI Parameters that Affect Metasys Software Operation
Parameter with Defaults
Purpose/Description
[Windows] Section
Modification Method
load=n1hook.exe
Allows Windows software to
automatically load Metasys
software when Windows software is
started.
Automatically set when Metasys
software is installed; however, it
can be modified in the WIN.INI
file.
spooler=yes
Allows printed output.
(This parameter must be set to
Yes.)
Automatically set to Yes during
Windows software installation.
This parameter can be modified
in the WIN.INI file or using the
Printers dialog box in the
Windows operating system
Control Panel.
device=IBM Proprinters,
PROPRINT
Defines the default Windows
printer, including the device type
and address. It must be defined
before the Metasys system can use
a printer on the OWS. For example:
device=IBM
Proprinters,PROPRINT
Set when Windows software is
installed if the user chose to
install a printer driver at that time.
Otherwise, the printer can be
defined using the Windows
operating system Control Panel.
[Intl] Section
Language=enu
sCountry=United States
iCountry=1
iDate=0
iTLZero=1
iCurrency=0
iCurrDigits=2
iNegCurr=0
iLzero=0
iDigits=2
iMeasure=1
s1159=
s2359=
sCurrency=$
sThousand=,
sDecimal=.
sDate=/
sTime=:
sList=,
sShortDate=M/d/yy
sLongDate=dddd, MMMM dd,
yyyy
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Entries under this section specify
parameters for time, date,
language, and other country
specific information when they are
modified from the U.S. defaults.
Entries here affect all Windows
applications. In addition, the OWS
uses information for time and date
format and delimiter characters
when updating the network time.
Automatically set during
Windows software installation.
These parameters can be
modified in the WIN.INI file or
using the International dialog box
in the Windows Control Panel.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
[ports] Section
LPT1:=
LPT2:=
LPT3:=
COM1:=
COM2:=
COM3:=
COM4:=
Defines all Line Printer (LPT) ports
on the OWS used by Windows
operating systems and Windows
applications, including Metasys
software.
Defines all COM ports on the OWS
used by Windows operating
systems and Windows applications,
including Metasys software.
EPT:=
Specifies a specific IBM® printer.
FILE:=
Prints to a file, prompting for a file
name each time you print.
LPT1.DOS=
Allows you to print directly to a
parallel port, bypassing the
Windows operating system’s
special handling of the parallel port
output.
LPT2.DOS=
Automatically set during Metasys
OWS installation. These
parameters can be modified in
the WIN.INI file or using the
Ports dialog box in the Windows
Control Panel.
SYSTEM.INI File Parameters
Overview
For the Windows 98 operating system, the SYSTEM.INI file is a
Windows initialization file that contains global system information
used by Windows software when it starts. Some parameters are
automatically set, while you must add other parameters manually
after you have configured your Metasys hardware and software.
Figure 3
shows an example of a partial SYSTEM.INI file.
For Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems, most
Windows operating system information is stored in the registry. A
SYSTEM.INI file exists in the C:\WINNT directory; however, this
file does not contain parameters that affect the Metasys system.
Example File
Figure 3 is an example of a partial SYSTEM.INI file. Depending on
the installed software on your system, this file may appear slightly
different.
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[Boot]
shell=progman.exe
mouse.drv=mouse.drv
network.drv=
language.dll=
sound.drv=mmsound.drv
comm.drv=comm.drv
keyboard.drv=keyboard.drv
system.drv=system.drv
386grabber=vga.3gr
oemfonts.fon=vgaoem.fon
286grabber=vgacolor.2gr
fixedfon.fon=vgafix.fon
fonts.fon=vgasys.fon
display.drv=vga.drv
drivers=mmsystem.dll
SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\SSMYST.SCR
[386Enh]
DMAbuffersize=32
mouse=*vmd
network=vnetbios.386,vnetsup.386
woafont=dosapp.fon
display=*vddvga
EGA80WOA.FON=EGA80WOA.FON
EGA40WOA.FON=EGA40WOA.FON
CGA80WOA.FON=CGA80WOA.FON
CGA40WOA.FON=CGA40WOA.FON
device=vtdapi.386
device=vshare.386
device=vcd.386
device=vdmad.386
device=vpd.386
32BitDiskAccess=OFF
DebugNulFault=False
ebios=*ebios
keyboard=*vkd
device=*vtd
device=*reboot
device=*vsd
device=*v86mmgr
local=CON
FileSysChange=off
Figure 3: Partial Example of SYSTEM.INI File
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PermSwapDOSDrive=C
PermSwapSizeK=6000
MinTimeslice=20
WinTimeslice=100,50
WinExclusive=0
Com1AutoAssign=2
transport=vnb.386
secondnet=vipx.386,vnetware.386
OverlappedIO=off
netheapsize=20
Figure 3 (Cont.): Partial Example of SYSTEM.INI File
Metasys WIN.INI File
The Metasys WIN.INI file is a Metasys specific file created by the
Prep-For utility.
Note:
The Metasys WIN.INI is not the same as the
Microsoft Windows win.ini file.
GPL and DDL use the Metasys WIN.INI file to modify the
METASYS.INI file. The Metasys WIN.INI file is located in the
FMSDATA directory. For multiple job databases on a single hard
disk, a WIN.INI file exists for each database.
METASYS.INI File Parameters
The METASYS.INI file is created when you install Metasys OWS
software on your PC. The METASYS.INI file specifies information
about the Metasys and Metalink software.
Some parameters in the METASYS.INI file can be changed using
menu options and dialog boxes in Metasys software or Metalink
software shows an example of the METASYS.INI file.
Table 2 describes each parameter and tells you which way to change
the parameter most efficiently (that is, in the .INI file or using a menu
option or dialog box).
Some parameters are not placed in the METASYS.INI file; however,
they can be added later if needed. These parameters are described in
this section.
IMPORTANT: The ARCNET® parameters in the METASYS.INI file have
default values for the most common ARCNET boards (Windows 98
operating system only). If your ARCNET board required different
parameters, update the METASYS.INI file.
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Example File
Figure 4 shows an example of a partial METASYS.INI file.
[Metasys]
;language specifies the default language of the PMI.
;Currently the only available language is english (eng).
LANGUAGE=ENG
DATA=C:\FMS
FMSDATA=C:\FMS\DATA
MODELS=C:\FMS\DATA\MODELS
GRAPHICSLIBPATH=C:\FMS\GRFXLIB
;The errorlogpath specifies a directory to put an errorlog file in.
;If NUL is specified, an errorlog is not created.
ERRORLOGPATH=C:\FMS\ERRORLOG
N2OFILES=C:\FMS\DATA\HVACPRO
;The ReminderTime and Horn values can be changed from within the PMI. ReminderTime=15
Horn=1
UnAckCosReminder=1
EDITOR=WRITE.EXE
DESIGNER=Yes
ARCNETMODEL=2
ARCNETIO=736
ARCNETInt=7
OpTransView=SBRTS.EXE
CrdRdrView=SBRTS.EXE
DisableFormFeed=0
NearLetterQuality=0
PrintCondensed=0
PrintQuality=1
ModemSpeakerOn=0
Cal1Timer=330
NoItalic=0
L2intl=No
MonitorDiskSpace=1000
MonitorDiskFrequency=10
AllowDialCancelllations=Yes
DownloadSummaryFullWindow=No
SecurityNCOfflineWarning=Yes
N2DialDisconnectOnLogoff=Yes
GraphicsUpdate=20
S91FILES=C:\FMS\DATA\SYSTEM91
FILESERVER=NO
SERVERVOLUME=
EnaAlmInd=1
; Graphics Flashing Parameters
Figure 4: Example of a METASYS.INI File
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GraphicsFlashingAlarmInterval=0
GraphicsFlashingStaticInterval=10
GraphicsFlashingStates=Alarm,AnalogHiLimit,AnalogLoLimit
; The following color parameters are optional.
; Map Colors
; Map background color
mapbkgrnd=0 0 255
;Schedule Window colors
;regular day color
regular=255 255 255
;alternate day color
alternate=0 0 255
;holiday color
holiday=255 0 0
;event day color
event=255 255 0
;Trend window colors
;Trend/fast trend line 1 color
trdcol1=255 0 0
;Trend/fast trend line 2 color
trdcol2=0 0 0
;Trend/fast trend line 3 color
trdcol3=0 0 255
;Trend/fast trend line 4 color
trdcol4=255 0 255
;Trend/fast trend line 5 color
trdcol5=0 125 0
;Trend/fast trend line 6 color
trdcol6=200 200 200
;Trend/fast trend line 7 color
trdcol7=0 255 255
CurrentPrinter=C:\TEMP\NT00PT00.JCP,IBM Proprinter,PROPRINT,LPT1:
; Default Graphics colors
; Default Colors for Offline
DefaultLineOfflineColor=0 255 255
; Cyan
DefaultPatternOfflineColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundOfflineColor=0 0 0
; Black
Figure 4 (Cont.): Example of a METASYS.INI File
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; Default Colors for Scan Disabled
DefaultLineScanColor=0 255 255
DefaultPatternScanColor=-1 0 0
DefaultBackgroundScanColor=0 0 0
; Cyan
; Static
; Black
; Default Colors for Trigger Locked
DefaultLineTriggerColor=255 0 255
; Magenta
DefaultPatternTriggerColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundTriggerColor=255 255 255 ; White
; Default Colors for Report Locked
DefaultLineReportColor=255 0 255
; Magenta
DefaultPatternReportColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundReportColor=255 255 255 ; White
; Default Colors for Analog High Limit
DefaultLineAnalogHiLimitColor=255 0 0
; Red
DefaultPatternAnalogHiLimitColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundAnalogHiLimitColor=255 255 255 ; White
; Default Colors for Analog High Warning
DefaultLineAnalogHiWarnColor=255 255 0
; Yellow
DefaultPatternAnalogHiWarnColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundAnalogHiWarnColor=0 0 0 ; Black
; Default Colors for Analog Low Warning
DefaultLineAnalogLoWarnColor=255 255 0
; Yellow
DefaultPatternAnalogLoWarnColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundAnalogLoWarnColor=0 0 0 ; Black
; Default Colors for Analog Low Limit
DefaultLineAnalogLoLimitColor=255 0 0
; Red
DefaultPatternAnalogLoLimitColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundAnalogLoLimitColor=255 255 255 ; White
; Default Colors for Alarm
DefaultLineAlarmColor=255 0 0
; Red
DefaultPatternAlarmColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundAlarmColor=255 255 255
; White
Figure 4 (Cont.): Example of a METASYS.INI File
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; Default Colors for Normal
DefaultLineNormalColor=0 255 0
; Green
DefaultPatternNormalColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundNormalColor=0 0 0
; Black
; Default Colors for Trouble
DefaultLineTroubleColor=255 255 0
; Yellow
DefaultPatternTroubleColor=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundTroubleColor=0 0 0
; Black
; Default Colors for Multi state 0 or Digital Normal State 0
DefaultLineMulti0Color=0 255 0
; Green
DefaultPatternMulti0Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti0Color=0 0 0
; Black
; Default Colors for Multi state 1 or Digital Normal State 1
DefaultLineMulti1Color=0 0 255
; Blue
DefaultPatternMulti1Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti1Color=255 255 255 ; White
; Default Colors for Multi State 2
DefaultLineMulti2Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultPatternMulti2Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti2Color=-1 0 0
; Static
; Default Colors for Multi State 3
DefaultLineMulti3Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultPatternMulti3Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti3Color=-1 0 0
; Static
; Default Colors for Multi State 4
DefaultLineMulti4Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultPatternMulti4Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti4Color=-1 0 0
; Static
DEFAULT_ACTION=0
OPEN_WINDOWS=1
CLOSE_PREVIOUS=1
SystemDisplayMode=text
Figure 4 (Cont.): Example of a METASYS.INI File
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[Metalink]
ProtocolTimer=20
ValidDataTimeout=40000
RequestTimer=20000
AllowX1Table=0
AllowX1TableForPokes=0
[Wncsetup]
Node=99
Gate=1
Network=JCHDQTRS
Debug=No
Left=100
Top=75
Right=750
Bottom=500
Figure 4 (Cont.): Example of a METASYS.INI File
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Command Parameters
Table 2 describes the parameters that are located in the
METASYS.INI file. All of the parameters are automatically set when
you install Metasys Person-Machine Interface (PMI) software. When
you back up your Metasys system databases using the Save/Restore
feature, a backup copy of the METASYS.INI file is automatically
created and named METOLD.INI.
Table 2: METASYS.INI File Parameters
Parameter with Defaults
Purpose/Description
[Metasys] Section
LANGUAGE=ENG
Specifies the language used in the PMI. This
parameter affects the language of the
copyright notice and the Logon dialog box.
Other default languages currently supported
are French (FRE) and German (DEU).
DATA=C:\FMS
Specifies the top-level subdirectory of the
OWS software.
FMSDATA=C:\FMS\DATA
Specifies the top-level subdirectory of the
OWS database.
MODELS=C:\FMS\DATA\
MODELS
Specifies the subdirectory of the workstation
model databases for CS objects.
GRAPHICSLIBPATH=
C:\FMS\GRFXLIB
Specifies the subdirectory containing the
workstation graphics library and the
SLIDES.TXT file, which lists the graphics
displayed by the Slide Show when the
password is logged off.
ERRORLOGPATH=C:\FMS\
ERRORLOG
Specifies the subdirectory in which the
workstation places an error logging file for
runtime error messages. If NUL is specified,
an errorlog file is not created.
N2OFILES=C:\FMS\DATA\
HVACPRO
Specifies the subdirectory containing the
download files for Application Specific
Controllers (ASCs). Uploads from ASCs also
go to this file.
ReminderTime=15
Specifies the amount of time that elapses
before the Change-of-State (COS) Reminder
dialog box appears. The default is 15 minutes.
Options are from 0 to 1440 minutes.
Set this parameter online
by accessing the Reminder
Time dialog box from the
Action menu in the Critical
summary.
Horn=1
Enables/disables the alarm horn. 0 disables
the horn. 1 enables the horn. The default is 1.
Set this parameter using
the Alarm Horn dialog box
in the Action menu of the
Critical summary.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
UnAckCosReminder=1
Allows you to display the COS Reminder
dialog box for any Critical alarm in the Critical
alarm summary or for unacknowledged Critical
alarms only.
0 specifies that the COS Reminder dialog box
appears any time there is a report
(acknowledged or unacknowledged) in the
Critical summary.
1 specifies that the COS Reminder dialog box
appears only if unacknowledged reports are in
the Critical Alarm summary. The default is 1.
EDITOR=WRITE.EXE
Specifies the Windows editor called by the
Process window when editing JC-BASIC
source files. (The specified editor must be a
Windows program and must be installed in the
Windows directory.)
DESIGNER=No
Disables/enables the Designer command in
the Exit menu on the Network Map.
No = disabled
Yes = enabled
DESIGNER=No is the default if Designer
software is not installed at the time the OWS
software is installed.
DESIGNER=Yes is the default if Designer
software is installed at the time of OWS
software installation.
ARCNETMODEL=2
Specifies the brand of ARCNET board
installed. The default is 2. Options are:
2 = Standard Microsystems® (SMC®),
Thomas-Conrad Corp. (TC),
Contemporary Control Systems, Inc.
(CCSI) AT ARCNET board
ARCNETIO=736
Specifies the I/O address for the ARCNET
board. This value must match the value set on
the board. The ARCNET Input/Output (I/O)
parameter must be in decimals. Because I/O
addresses are usually given in Hex (that
is, 220 or 2E0), a conversion may be required
when specifying this parameter. The default
is 736.
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
ARCNETInt=7
Specifies the hardware interrupt of the
ARCNET board. This value must match the
value set on the board. Options are 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, or 7. Default value is 7.
OpTransView=SBRTS.EXE
Starts a runtime version of Superbase 4
software when you view an Operator
Transaction summary.
If running the Windows 98 operating system,
remove this option to review transactions.
CrdRdrView=SBRTS.EXE
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Starts a runtime version of Superbase 4
software when you view a Card Reader
summary.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
DisableFormFeed=0
Disables/enables the automatic form feed
feature at the printer. 0=enable 1=disable
NearLetterQuality=0
Specifies PrintQuality parameter. 0 specifies
FastFont, used when printing text only,
noncondensed summaries. 1 specifies
NearLetterQuality, which attempts to match the
print with fonts matching the fonts on the
screen.
PrintCondensed=0
Specifies whether output is condensed or
noncondensed. By default, the print is either
condensed or noncondensed, depending on
the program initiating the printing. Setting this
parameter to 1 specifies that the print always
be condensed.
PrintQuality=-1
Specifies either the draft or quality mode of a
printer driver. Not all printer drivers support
this parameter. If this parameter does not
affect print quality, use the NearLetterQuality
parameter instead. Options are:
-1 =
do not alter the current setting of the
driver
0=
switch the driver to Quality mode
1=
switch the driver to Draft mode
RRBufferSize=0
This parameter indicates how many COS
reports are buffered before they are printed.
The number of messages that can be buffered
is from 0 to 32,767. If this parameter is not set,
or the parameter is set to 0, no changes are
made to the Metasys software COS printing
function.
See Note.
RRPrintInterval=0
This parameter indicates the period of time the
COS report is held before printing. The time
period can range from 0 to 32,767 minutes
(approximately 22 days). If this parameter is
not set, or is set to 0, no time interval exists
and the buffered COS reports are not printed
based on time. The time period starts over
once the buffered COS reports are sent to the
print spooler.
See Note.
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Note:
Use RRBufferSize and RRPrintInterval together. Placing an integer value for one parameter and a
zero for another is not illegal and should not cause a fault or failure within the PMI but may cause undesirable
results. Intervals and buffer sizes differ for all sites. Carefully consider how long you can wait for
life-threatening alarms and warnings, equipment-threatening alarms and warnings, and security alarms and
warnings. For example:
If RRBuffer Size=60 and RRPrintInterval=0, the buffer waits until it gets 60 alarms before it prints, no matter
how long it takes.
If RRBuffer Size=0 and RRPrintInterval=60, the Change-of-State (COS) buffer turns off. The COS buffer
turns off when RRBufferSize=0, regardless of the print interval (that is, ignoring the RRPrintInterval value).
If RRBuffer Size=30 and RRPrintInterval=10, the system prints whichever value is reached first, 10 minutes
or 30 alarms.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
ModemSpeakerOn=0
Enables/disables the modem speaker when
dialing a dial-up network. 0=disable 1=enable
Cal1Timer=330
Specifies the time-out value for CAL1
downloads from the OWS to DSC8500s.
(Options are from 1 to 9999 seconds.)
NoItalic=0
Suppresses or displays italic fonts on summary
windows. (1 suppresses italics, 0 displays
them.)
L2Intl=No
Allows availability of international versions of
L2 controllers (C260X and C500X).
MonitorDiskSpace=1000
Specifies the minimum amount of disk space
the Metasys OWS software requires for proper
operation (in KB). The OWS software displays
a warning message box if available disk space
drops below this amount.
MonitorDiskFrequency=10
Specifies how often the disk is checked for
minimum disk space (in minutes). A value of
0 disables disk checking.
AllowDialCancellations=
Yes
Specifies whether the Dial-Up Windows for
Connection and Disconnection are enabled
(appear) or disabled (do not appear). A value
of Yes enables the windows. A value of No
disables them.
DownloadSummary
FullWindow=No
Enables the display of a full size window
whenever a Network Control Module (NCM)
upload/download is in progress. The default is
No.
SecurityNCOfflineWarning
=Yes
Specifies whether a warning message appears
when an NCM is offline and the Access Card
summary is displayed. Yes causes the warning
message to appear. No disables the message.
N2DialDisconnectOnLogoff
=Yes
Specifies whether remote site connections are
automatically broken when the user logs off
the Metasys system. Also specifies whether a
message box appears requiring you to
disconnect from all remote sites before you
can close the N2 Dial Network summary. Enter
No if you do not want the connections to be
broken when you log off the Metasys system
or close the N2 Dial Network summary.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
GraphicsUpdate=20
Specifies how often (in seconds) Fire Device
objects in dynamic drawings are updated. The
value is rounded to the nearest multiple of 20.
DisableAccessPassword
Check=No
D600 card access feature disables/enables the
Password Level check.
No = enabled
Yes = disabled
Note:
The same NCM offline warning
message is displayed (if any) as if the user is
logged in as Password Level 1.
S91FILES=C\FMS\DATA\
SYSTEM91
Specifies the directory in which all System 91
configuration files are stored. These files can
be downloaded to System 91 controllers from
the OWS.
FileServer=NO
Specifies whether the database is installed on
a file server or a PC hard drive.
ServerVolume=
Specifies the server file and volume name.
Only valid if FileServer parameter is set to
Yes. Format should be:
[Servername]\[Volumename]
EnaAlmInd=1
Enables/Disables the Global Alarm Indicator
on the Network Map. To disable the indicator,
add the following line:
EnaAlmInd=0
To enable the indicator again, set the
parameter to 1.
Colors (for example, Map
Colors, Schedule Window
Colors, and Trend Window
Colors)
Specifies screen colors for some Workstation
windows. Chose numbers between 0 and 255
to select the degree of intensity for each color.
Choose default colors to give the best visibility
with the default Windows colors. If the
Windows operating system colors are modified
using the Windows Control Panel, consider
modifying the workstation colors in the
METASYS.INI file for the best contrast.
Parameter = Red Green
Blue
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Modification Method
This parameter is enabled
automatically when you
install Metasys PMI
software.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
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Modification Method
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
Mapbkgrnd=0 0 255
Regular=255 255 255
Alternate=0 0 255
Specifies the background color of the Network
Map. The default is blue; however, if you are
using a laptop, black is recommended
(Mapbkgrnd=0 0 0).
Specifies the background color of the Regular
day schedule. The default is white.
Specifies the background color of the alternate
day. The default is blue.
Holiday=255 0 0
Specifies the background color of the Holiday
schedule. The default is red.
event=255 255 0
Specifies the background color of the event
schedule. The default is yellow.
trdcol1=255 0 0
trdcol2=0 0 0
trdcol3=0 0 255
trdcol4=255 0 255
trdcol5=0 125 0
trdcol6=200 200 200
Specifies the color of the first line of Trend and
Fast Trend. The default color is red.
Specifies the color of the second line of Trend
and Fast Trend. The default color is black.
Specifies the color of the third line of Trend
and Fast Trend. The default color is blue.
Specifies the color of the fourth line of Trend
and Fast Trend. The default color is magenta.
Specifies the color of the fifth line of Trend and
Fast Trend. The default color is dark green.
Specifies the color of the sixth line of Trend
and Fast Trend. The default color is gray.
trdcol7=0 255 255
Specifies the color of the seventh line of Trend
and Fast Trend. The default color is cyan.
CurrentPrinter=
c:\TEMP\NT00PT03.JCP,
IBMProprinters,PROPRINT,
C:\TEMP\NT00PT03.JCP
Specifies the printer for the OWS. When the
OWS printer is set to the local printer of the
OWS, this parameter includes information from
the “devices=” parameter in the [Windows]
section of the METASYS.INI file.
GraphicsFlashing
AlarmInterval=0
Specifies the length of time (in tenths of
seconds) a graphic object remains in its alarm
color before alternating to its static color when
an object goes into a flashing state. The
default for this parameter is zero (0), which
disables the flashing feature. To enable the
feature, enter a number other than zero. A
value less than five (five tenths of a second) is
not recommended.
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This parameter is set using
the Change Printer option
in the Item menu. Do not
change from within the
METASYS.INI file.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
GraphicsFLashing
StaticInterval=10
Specifies the length of time (in tenths of
seconds) a graphic object remains in its static
color before alternating to its alarm color when
an object goes into an alarm state. By default,
a semicolon (;) is placed in front of this line to
“comment” it out. To enable the line, remove
the semicolon and enter the desired
parameter. If no time is specified, the default is
the same as the value for the
GraphicsFlashingAlarmInterval parameter.
GraphicsFlashStates=Alarm,
AnalogHiLimit,Analog
LoLimit
Specifies the states of an object that cause the
object’s graphic symbol to flash. The following
states can be specified:
Offline
Alarm
Scan
Normal
Trigger
Trouble
Report
Multi0
AnalogHiLimit
Multi1
AnalogHiWarn
Multi2
AnalogLoLimit
Multi3
AnalogLoWarn Multi4
Separating each with a comma can specify
more than one state. For example:
GraphicsFlashingState=Alarm,Trouble
By default, a semicolon (;) is placed in front of
this line to “comment” it out. To enable the line,
remove the semicolon and enter the desired
states. If no states are entered, the default
states are Alarm, AnalogHiLimit, and
AnalogLoLimit.
Default Graphic Colors
(for alarms and COS)
Specifies line, background, and pattern color
for objects displayed as graphics rather than
text. Choose numbers between 0 and 255 to
select the degree of intensity for each color.
Default colors are chosen to give the best
visibility with the default Windows system
colors.
Below is a listing of each parameter and its
default color.
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Automatically set during
Metasys OWS software
installation; however, these
parameters can be
modified using the Set/Test
Colors dialog box in the
Action menu of a drawing in
the Binding Editor mode.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
DisplayCarrierBaudRate=
Enables/disables the baud rate display in the
Dial-Up window on the OWS.
DisplayCarrierBaudRate=1 (enabled) is the
recommended value for new installations.
If this parameter is not present in the
METASYS.INI file, the parameter defaults
to 0 (disabled).
If the parameter is 1 (enabled) the following
holds true:
Do not use a U.S. Robotics modem.
The Dial-Up window on the OWS displays one
of the following modem to modem connection
speed messages:
Downloading Code @ nnnnn or
Downloading Data @ nnnnn or
Carrier @ nnnnn
(where n equals the baud rate)
Note:
The display reflects the true modem
speed only if the modem profile is changed
from W0 to W2.
3.
You may use modem stored
telephone numbers over 20 characters.
Note:
This feature is available only if the
modem profile is changed from W0 to W2.
If the parameter is 0 (disabled) the following
holds true:
You may use a U.S. Robotics modem.
The Dial-Up window on the OWS does not
display the modem to modem connection
speed messages.
You cannot use modem stored telephone
numbers over 20 characters.
DefaultLineOfflineColor=0 255 255
Cyan
DefaultPatternOfflineColor=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundOfflineColor=0 0 0
Black
DefaultLineScanDisabledColor=0 255 255 Cyan
DefaultPatternScanDisabledColor=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundScanDisabledColor=0 0 0
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Black
You must manually install
this parameter if you are
upgrading from PMI
Release 11.0 to
Release 12.0. The
parameter is automatically
installed with a new install
of PMI Release 12.0.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
DefaultLineTriggerColor=255 0 255
Magenta
DefaultPatternTriggerColor=-1 0 0
Static
DefaultBackgroundTriggerColor=255 255 255
DefaultLineReportColor=255 0 255
Automatically set during
Metasys OWS software
installation; however, these
parameters can be
modified using the Set/Test
Colors dialog box in the
Action menu of a drawing in
the Binding Editor mode.
White
Magenta
DefaultPatternReportColor=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundReportColor=255 255 255
DefaultLineAnalogHiLimitColor=255 0 0
White
Red
DefaultPatternAnalogHiLimitColor=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundAnalogHiLimitColor=255 255 255
White
DefaultLineAnalogHiWarnColor=255 255 0Yellow
DefaultPatternAnalogHiWarnColor=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundAnalogHiWarnColor=0 0 0
Black
DefaultLineAnalogLoWarnColor=255 255 0
Yellow
DefaultPatternAnalogLoWarnColor=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundAnalogLoWarnColor=0 0 0
DefaultLineAnalogLoLimitColor=255 0 0
Black
Red
DefaultPatternAnalogLoLimitColor=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundAnalogLoLimitColor=255 255 255
DefaultLineAlarmColor=255 0 0
Red
DefaultPatternAlarmColor=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundAlarmColor=255 255 255
White
DefaultLineNormalColor=0 255 0 Green
DefaultPatternNormalColor=-1 0 0
Static
DefaultBackgroundNormalColor=0 0 0
Black
DefaultLineTroubleColor=255 255 0
Yellow
DefaultPatternTroubleColor=-1 0 0
Static
DefaultBackgroundTroubleColor=0 0 0
Black
DefaultLineMulti0Color=0 255 0
Green
DefaultPatternMulti0Color=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti0Color=0 0 0
DefaultLineMulti1Color=0 0 255
Black
Blue
DefaultPatternMulti1Color=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti1Color=255 255 255
DefaultLineMulti2Color=-1 0 0
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Static
White
White
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
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Modification Method
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
DefaultPatternMulti2Color=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti2Color=-1 0 0
DefaultLineMulti3Color=-1 0 0
Static
Static
DefaultPatternMulti3Color=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti3Color=-1 0 0
DefaultLineMulti4Color=-1 0 0
Static
Static
DefaultPatternMulti4Color=-1 0 0 Static
DefaultBackgroundMulti4Color=-1 0 0
Static
DEFAULT_ACTION=0
Specifies whether the Action dialog box or
Object Focus window is displayed when you
double-click on an object. The default is Object
Focus Window. Options are:
0 = Object Focus
1 = Action dialog box
OPEN_WINDOWS=1
Specifies the size and location of open
windows. Choice 2 is currently unavailable on
the dialog box due to compatibility problems
with other Windows system features. Options
are:
1 = full screen
2 = cascaded
3 = default windows mode
The default is full screen.
CLOSE_PREVIOUS=1
Specifies whether the window you are viewing
closes when you penetrate to another window.
The window closes by default. Options are:
0 = disabled
1 = enabled (closes window)
SystemDisplayMode=text
Determines whether a system displayed
automatically on a critical COS is shown as a
graphic or text. Options are:
•
text
•
graphic
The default is text.
FNHwdInterrupt=5
Specifies the FireNet interrupt setting. This
number must match the ARCNET FireNet
OWS card setting. The default is 5.
FNChanAUseLowThresh=0
Specifies the threshold setting for FireNet
Channel A. The default is High. Options are:
0=High 1=Low
FNChanBUseLowThresh=0
Specifies the threshold setting for FireNet
Channel B. The default is High. Options are:
0=High 1=Low
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These parameters can be
set using the PC User
Options in the Setup menu.
These parameters do not
appear in the
METASYS.INI file unless
the default options have
been changed.
This parameter can be set
using the Action-View
System dialog box on the
Critical summary. This
parameter does not appear
in the METASYS.INI file
unless the default options
have been changed.
These parameters are
added automatically when
you load FireNet OWS
software.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
[Metasys] Section (Cont.)
FNStyle7=0
Specifies whether FireNet Style 7 wiring is
used. If not, Style 4 is used. The default is No.
Options are:
0=No
1=Yes
AllowBlockAck=0
Specifies whether Fire Alarm Block
Acknowledge is used. The default is No.
Options are:
0=No
1=Yes
Note:
U.S. fire systems can use Block
Acknowledge for normal, daily operation within
a Local Fire Alarm System. Block
Acknowledge cannot be used for normal, daily
operation within a Proprietary Signaling
System; it can only be used for maintenance or
commissioning purposes. Refer to the
Operator Workstation User’s Manual for details
on the Block Acknowledge mode. For
information on other countries, check with the
Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
ULFireRemindMinutes=30
Specifies the time the Fire System Reminder
box waits before moving in front of all windows.
The default is 30.
HideStartBar=0
Specifies whether the Taskbar and Start button
on the Windows main screen are hidden.
When the Taskbar and Start button are
hidden, the user can continually monitor the
Fire OWS system. The default is 0.
Options are:
1=Hidden
0=Not Hidden
This parameter is
automatically set to 1
during Fire OWS
installation and should
remain at 1 during normal
operation.
This function is available
only on Windows 98
Second Edition (SE)
workstation.
ULFireWatchdogPort=888
Added manually on the FIREOWS-PC-02
only, for use with Metasys PMI Release 9.01
or later software with PMI patches and
Fire OWS Release 9.03 or later.
This parameter is added in
the event of a complete
software reload.
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These parameters are
added automatically when
you load FireNet OWS
software.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
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Modification Method
[Metalink] Section
ProtocolTimer=20
Specifies how often Metalink software polls
Metasys system values for updates. Range
can be from 0 to 32 seconds. Lowering this
value may result in slower PC performance.
ValidDataTimeout=40000
Determines how long Metalink software waits
for requested data before returning a Dynamic
Data Exchange (DDE) failed message. You
may increase this value if you are using a
dial-up network with heavy traffic. The default
is 40,000 milliseconds (ms) (40 seconds) with
a range of 55 to 65,536 ms.
RequestTimer=20000
Specifies how often the table of pending
requests is scanned to check for time outs of
ValidDataTimeout timers. The value should be
less than ValidDataTimeout. Range can be
from 1 to 32,000 milliseconds.
AllowX1Table=0
Specifies whether a Microsoft Excel data
format is used. 0 disables the support of
Microsoft Excel. 1 enables it. Because
Metalink software does not support the
Microsoft Excel data format, the CF_TEXT
data format should be specified.
AllowX1TableForPokes=0
Specifies whether a Microsoft Excel data
format is used. 0 disables the support of
Microsoft Excel. 1 enables it. Because
Metalink software does not support the
Microsoft Excel data format, this parameter
should be set to 0.
Note:
run.
Automatically set during
Metalink installation;
however, these parameters
can be modified in the
METASYS.INI file.
[WNCSETUP] Section
These parameters do not appear in the METASYS.INI file until NCSETUP for Windows software has
Gate=1
Specifies the current NCM subnet for the
last defined NCM. Valid options are from
0 to 254. The default is 1.
Node=99
Specifies the current node address of the last
defined NCM. The default is 99.
Network=JCHDQTRS
Specifies the current Network Name. The
default is JCHDQTRS.
Debug=No
Specifies whether the user can use ISA Slot
Mapping, Update Flash, and Debug utilities.
Options are Yes and No. No is the default.
This prevents low level users from accessing
advanced user capabilities.
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These parameters are
automatically changed
each time a new NCM is
viewed in NCSETUP for
Windows software. These
parameters reflect the last
viewed NCM.
This parameter is
automatically set; however,
you can change it in the
METASYS.INI file.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
[WNCSETUP] Section
Note:
run.
These parameters do not appear in the METASYS.INI file until NCSETUP for Windows software has
Specifies the position of the WNCSETUP
window on the screen when it was last closed.
These parameters vary each time the window
is moved and closed. (The parameters are
saved to the METASYS.INI file upon exit from
WNCSETUP.) The default when WNCSETUP
is first opened is:
50, 75, 750, and 500
These parameters are
automatically set; however,
they change when the
WNCSETUP window is
moved and NCSETUP for
Windows software is closed.
Do not change these
parameters from within the
METASYS.INI file.
MaxNCMAddressMask=99
Specifies the maximum NCM node address for
a network device to be retrieved from the
Metasys Network. The default is 99.
When NCSETUP for Windows software
retrieves a list of nodes from the Metasys
Network, it cannot distinguish whether the
node is an OWS or an NCM. NCM node
addresses are located within the range 1 to 99,
although not restricted.
This parameter indicates to NCSETUP for
Windows software that all the nodes of the
network with addresses 1 to 99 (or whatever
address maximum you choose) must be
retrieved and to discard nodes with network
addresses higher than 99.
These parameters are
automatically defined;
however, you can change
them in the METASYS.INI
file.
DetectUnconfigNCM=Yes
Enables and disables the utility that detects
whether the NCM has been previously
configured. The options are Yes and No. The
default is Yes.
Atinit=AT&FE0V0X3M1
W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
Specifies the initialization string for the last
dial-up NCM viewed via NCSETUP for
windows. The default is:
Atinit=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0
&Y0
This parameter is not used for Metasys
Release 11.00 or later; initialization strings are
stored in the MODEM.INI file.
Left=100
Top=75
Right=750
Bottom=500
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Optional METASYS.INI File Parameters
Some parameters and their default settings do not automatically
appear in the METASYS.INI file. If you want to use a setting other
than the default, add the parameter to the METASYS.INI file,
specifying the desired setting. Add all new parameters to the end of
the Metasys section of the METASYS.INI file (not in the
Metalink section). You can add the parameters in Table 3 to the
METASYS.INI file:
Table 3: Optional METASYS.INI File Parameters
Parameter
Purpose/Description
EADnldTimer=2
Sets the number of seconds between extra messages sent to the
NCM by the Eadnld.exe program. Set EADnldTimer=2. The
number can be changed but should be left at 2 unless failures
continue. It could be made smaller if necessary, but there should
be no reason to make it larger. This parameter is used only if
there is a consistent problem downloading NCMs across an
Ethernet or Ethernet-to-ARCNET network with a router. (See the
Troubleshooting, Communications section of the Network Control
Module 300 Series Technical Bulletin [LIT-6360251] for more
information on the NCM downloading problem.)
To disable Eadnld.exe, set EADnldTimer=0.
EADnldWindow=1
Enables the Upload/Download window. This parameter may be
used only if the EADnldTimer parameter is also being used. If you
want a window to appear while Eadnld.exe is running, enter this
parameter into the METASYS.ini file. This allows you to see when
Eadnld.exe starts and stops. When the code portion of the
download is complete, the Eadnld window disappears. The
Upload/Download window still shows Download in Progress until
the data portion of the download is complete.
To turn off the window, set EADnldWindow=0.
DefaultNumberOfErrorLogFilesTo
Save=25
Saves multiple error logs from previous sessions. Each time
Metasys PMI restarts, a new OWS errorlog is created. This
parameter defines how many of the previous error logs are saved.
SyncTimeWithin=1
Specifies the allowed system time difference range in seconds
before the OWS and controller clocks synchronize.
N1ReplyTimeout=60
Defines the length in seconds for the timeout of summary window
messages. An NCM overloaded by processes along with slow
field devices may not always return system summary requests
within the default timeout (60 seconds). If a summary message
response is returned after the timeout expired and the summary
window is closed, it may be routed to a different focus window.
This can cause incorrect data to be displayed. To avoid this
problem, the N1ReplyTimeout value can be increased up to
90 seconds.
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Parameter (Cont.)
Purpose/Description
MultinetTimeSync=1
Sends operator defined OWS time changes to all networks listed
in the NET.DLL file. This parameter is only used in an OWS with
multiple Metasys N1 Ethernet networks defined.
When the operator changes the time of day at an OWS, the OWS
only sends the time change to the first network listed in the
NET.DDL (if this parameter is not present and set to 1). When this
parameter is set to 1, the OWS sends the time change to all
networks listed in the NET.DDL file.
AutoSystemDisplay=0
Displays the operating instructions. Options are:
0=system does not display instructions
1=system displays instructions
The default is 0.
AutoInstructionLocation= x, y, cx, cy
Specifies the location, width, and height of the Notepad window.
x=horizontal offset from the top-left corner of the screen display
y=vertical offset from the top-left corner of the screen display
cx=window width
cy=window height
Network_Type=IP
Specifies the network as an Ethernet network. At Release 8.0 or
later, this is the only option that can be entered in this field. If you
are using an ARCNET network, delete this line.
AcceptAllIP=Yes
Allows an Ethernet Metasys Application Enabler (MAE)
workstation connected to an Ethernet network to receive a global
download. Add this parameter to the METASYS.INI file, then
change to No or remove once the download is complete. Do not
add this parameter to a METASYS.INI file that exists on a
PMI/OWS.
Broadcast_Type=Allones
Specifies the broadcast type for the NCM. It is recommended, but
not required, that all nodes on a Metasys Network use the same
broadcast mechanism. If the broadcast type is not specified or is
invalid, the NCSETUP dialog box appears dimmed. Valid options
are:
Allones - An Internet Protocol (IP) message can be sent to IP
address 255.255.255.255 (all of the address bits are set) to cause
the message to be seen by all nodes on the IP network. This
message is sent as a broadcast message on the communications
media. All nodes on the network decode and act on this message.
Directed - A Metasys system node sending a directed broadcast
packet sends a directed all-ones broadcast packet to the nodes
on its IP network. All other nodes on different IP networks
receives a packet addressed directly to their IP address.
None - No broadcast address is used. This option is not
recommended.
EnaArcChk=1
Metasys Release 9.01 and later software checks the
PROTOCOL.INI file for a Windows ARCNET driver installed on
the OWS. If a driver is detected, the Metasys system does not
come up. The test is looking for DriveName=SMC-ARC$ for an
SMC card and DriverName=TCCARC$ for a Thomas-Conrad
card.
The OWS should not have any ARCNET drivers installed except
for the driver Metasys software loads. Disable the test by
changing the parameter to EnaArcChk=0.
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Parameter (Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Subnet_Mask=
Specifies the subnet mask number. This parameter is used only if
the Network_Type=IP parameter is present. Enter the same
number that was defined by the network administrator; for
example, 255.255.255.128.
ExpandPassword=
Sets expanded password capabilities for either 50 or
100 passwords. Options are:
0=50
1=100
The default is 50.
DisableCharVerify=
Allows characters greater than Hex A8 as valid characters in all
Metasys system verified names. Options are:
DisableCharVerify=Yes (allows characters greater than HEX A8)
DisableCharVerify=No
To implement this change for DDL, you must also add this line to
the DDL WIN.INI file, which is located under FMS\DATA.
DOSConflictResolution=
Resolves the issue of certain Metasys software applications
consuming 100% of processor after activating a command window
or third-party, 16-bit application on Windows NT operating system.
DOSConflictResolution=Yes
default
DOSConflictResolution=No
turns default off
If a variable is missing, the default is Yes. This does not affect
Windows 98 software.
LowestBaudRate=
Specifies the lowest baud rate for the PC port.
There may be situations where the different remote NCMs have
different baud rate, and some of these differ from the OWS
modem’s baud rate. This circumstance may occur when new
modems are purchased for the OWS and some NCM sites but not
all NCMs. If the modem at the OWS is configured for a faster
baud rate than the modem baud rate at any of the NCMs to which
it connects, there may be problems staying connected to the
slower NCMs for operations such as downloads. This happens
when the length of time for an acknowledge to be returned to the
OWS from the NCM is longer than the acknowledge time-out
value. This time-out value is normally based on the PC port baud
rate. When this LowestBaudRate parameter is defined, the
acknowledge time-out value is based on this baud rate instead.
This value can be modified to match the baud rate for the slowest
NCM modem to which this OWS connects. If this parameter is not
present in the METASYS.INI file, the time-out value used is set to
the value required by the PC port baud rate. This value affects all
RS-232 connections used by the Metasys system on this OWS.
This includes all dial-up and direct connections defined for COM
Ports 1, 2, 3, and 4. This parameter must be specified for every
OWS that requires its use. If this parameter is defined with a value
greater than the PC port baud rate, the PC port baud rate’s
time-out value is used. If a number value is specified that is not in
the valid list, a value of 300 is assumed.
Note:
This feature does not support the situation where the
NCM modem baud rate is faster than the OWS’s baud rate.
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Parameter (Cont.)
Purpose/Description
MaxAttrServerTasks=4
Specifies the number of ATTPOLL tasks running in Metasys
system. If this attribute is not added, four ATTPOLL tasks request
values for all objects displayed in Focus Windows and System
summaries every 20 seconds. By running more tasks, you
decrease the time it takes to poll attribute values. However,
running more ATTPOLL tasks does increase the amount of
Windows system resource space used, as well as the traffic on
the N1 Local Area Network (LAN), possibly slowing down other
applications.
If you are having trouble running DOS and/or remote
communications software, such as PC Anywhere, CloseUp, or
Carbon Copy, try adding or modifying this parameter to:
MaxAttrServerTasks=1
If you are not having trouble and you want to increase the polling
performance, you can set the parameter higher (up to 20).
PollTimer=20
Specifies how often Metasys system polls non-triggerable values
for updates. Range can be from 3 to 20 seconds. If this attribute is
not added to the METASYS.INI file, the poll time is automatically
20 seconds. If you change this parameter, log out of Metasys
system and log back on in order for the change to take effect.
Note:
Note that a lower PollTimer value increases the traffic on
the N1 LAN. If the OWS tries to refresh too many values at too
fast a frequency, the OWS could time out.
SetCom1ModemProfile=
SetCom2ModemProfile=
Re-initializes the Metasys modem profile after it has been altered
by third-party software modem to modem communications. Enter
Metasys modem profile for the correct communications port
(COM1 or COM2). For example:
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&
Y0
Find the modem profile under General Modem Configuration in
the Operator Workstation Technical Bulletin (LIT-636013).
For Metasys Release 11.00 or later, you do not have to enter the
modem profiles by typing them into METASYS.INI. These
parameters are created automatically when you use the PC
Configuration dialog box to configure modems for COM1 or
COM2 (refer to the Operator Workstation Technical Bulletin
[LIT-636013]).
MultiMediaSound=0
Specifies the sound (multimedia or default beep) used for the
Alarm Horn. The default is 0. If this parameter is set to 1,
SystemAlarmRem, SystemAlarmCrit1-4, and SystemDefault are
required. Options are:
0=default beep sound is used
1=MultiMediaSound (.WAV file) is used.
SystemAlarmRem=
Specifies the .WAV file used when the Critical Alarm Reminder
box is displayed. Enter the entire path name for the .WAV file. For
example: C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA\ALARM.WAV. If
MultiMediaSound is set to 1, this parameter is required.
Add this parameter when .WAV files are used for the sound of the
Critical Alarm Warning box and Critical Alarm Reminder box.
MulitMediaSound= must be enabled (1) to enable use of the
.WAV files specified here.
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Parameter (Cont.)
Purpose/Description
SystemAlarmCrit1=
Specifies the .WAV file used when the Critical Alarm Warning box
is displayed for a Critical 1, 2, 3, or 4 alarm. Enter the entire path
name for the .WAV file. For example:
C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA\ALARM.WAV. If MultiMediaSound is set to
1, this parameter is required.
Add this parameter and the SystemDefault= parameter when
.WAV files are used for the sound of the Critical Alarm Warning
box and Critical Alarm Reminder box. MulitMediaSound= must be
enabled (1) to enable use of the .WAV files specified here.
SystemAlarmCrit2=
SystemAlarmCrit3=
SystemAlarmCrit4=
SystemDefault=
Specifies the .WAV file used when the Critical Alarm Warning box
is displayed and the specified .WAV file cannot be found. Enter
the entire path name for the .WAV file. For example:
C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA\ALARM.WAV. If MultiMediaSound is set to
1, this parameter is required.
Add this parameter and the SystemAlarmCrit parameter series
when .WAV files are used for the sound of the Critical Alarm
Warning box and Critical Alarm Reminder box. MulitMediaSound=
must be enabled (1) to enable use of the .WAV files specified
here.
ShowAlarmsOnTop=1
Allows the critical alarm dialogs to appear on top of all other
windows. The default is for this feature to be disabled.
RrPrintCritical1=
Four-digit entry specifies the print color and style (bold and/or
italic) for reports when they are routed to a printer connected to an
OWS.
If these initialization parameters are not entered, the default is
0000 (black, not bold, and not italic).
The printer must support some or all of the available features. For
example, to use color printing, the connected printer must be
physically capable of printing in color. If the connected printer is
not capable of color printing but does have the capability of
printing in bold or italics, then the later features can still be used.
The following reports use this option:
Critical Alarm Message (1 through 4)
Status
Follow-Up
Card Reader Transaction
Operator Transaction
For example, RrPrintCritical1=1100 would make printed Critical
Alarm 1 messages print in magenta and bold but not italic.
RrPrintCritical2=
RrPrintCritical3=
RrPrintCritical4=
RrPrintOperatorTransaction=
RrPrintFollowup=
RrPrintStatus=
RrPrintCardReader=
1 1 0 0
Italic: 0=Off, 1=On
Reserved for future features: Set to 0
Bold: 0=Off, 1=On
Color: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6
report
Colors for 0 through 6 are defined as follows:
0=Black, 1=Magenta, 2=Cyan, 3=Purple, 4=Yellow, 5=Red,
6=Green
In order for these print colors to take effect, the escape
sequences for the RRPrintColor parameters must be defined in
the METASYS.INI file; however, if buffered COS printing is used,
no escape sequences are required. See RRPrintColor parameter.
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Parameter (Cont.)
Purpose/Description
RRPrintBold=27,69
Escape codes to define report router styles and colors for Epson®
ESC/P compatible color dot-matrix printers.
These parameters are located in the file METAPRN.INI. To
activate, just copy the group of parameters that correspond to
your printer type from METAPRN.INI file to METASYS.INI file.
Within METASYS.INI file, these parameters must be located
under the section heading [metasys].
RRPrintItalic=27,52
RRPrintNormal=27,53,27,70
RRPrintColor0=27,114,0 ;Black
RRPrintColor1=27,114,1 ;Magenta
RRPrintColor2=27,114,2 ;Cyan
RRPrintColor3=27,114,3 ;Purple
RRPrintColor4=27,114,4 ;Yellow
RRPrintColor5=27,114,5 ;Red
RRPrintColor6=27,114,6 ;Green
RRPrintBold=27,40,115,55,66
RRPrintItalic=27,40,115,49,83
RRPrintNormal=27,40,115,48,66,27,40
, 115,48,83
RRPrintColor0=27,42,114,45,52,85,27,
42,118,49,83; Black
RRPrintColor1=27,42,114,45,52,85,27,
42,118,52,83; Magenta
Escape codes to define report router styles and colors for
Hewlett-Packard® Company (HP®) DeskJet® printers.
These parameters are located in the file metaprn.ini file. To
activate, just copy the group of parameters that correspond to
your printer type from metaprn.ini file to METASYS.INI file. Within
METASYS.INI file, these parameters must be located under the
section heading [metasys].
Note:
If buffered COS printing is enabled, these escape
sequences are not required in METASYS.INI file.
RRPrintColor2=27,42,114,45,52,85,27,
42,118,50,83; Cyan
RRPrintColor3=27,42,114,45,52,85,27,
42,118,54,83; Purple
RRPrintColor4=27,42,114,45,52,85,27,
42,118,56,83; Yellow
RRPrintColor5=27,42,114,45,52,85,27,
42,118,49,50,83; Red
RRPrintColor6=27,42,114,45,52,85,27,
42,118,49,48,83; Green
CossumPrintColor=
Specifies whether online Critical summaries printed from the
Summary dialog box are printed in red. If this line is not entered in
the METASYS.INI file, the default is No. Options are:
0=No (printed in black)
1=Yes (printed in red)
Note:
If you Display the Critical summary and select the Print
option in the Item menu, the summary is printed in black. (Critical
summaries can be printed in red only from the Summary dialog
box.)
AutoSystemDisplayCrit=0
Specifies the cases that allow a system to be displayed
automatically when a critical alarm is received at an OWS. The
default is 0. Options are:
0=enabled for alarms at all levels (CRIT1 through CRIT4)
1=enabled when a CRIT1 alarm is received
2=enabled when a CRIT1 or CRIT2 alarm is received
3=enabled when a CRIT1, CRIT2, or CRIT3 alarm is received
Note:
The AutoSystemDisplay parameter must be set to 1
(enabled) in order for these settings to take effect.
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Parameter (Cont.)
Purpose/Description
AckCritAlarmLevel=4
Specifies the alarm level at which the Critical Alarm Warning box
is displayed. The default is 4. Options are:
1=displayed for CRIT1 alarms only
2=displayed for CRIT1 and CRIT2 alarms
3=displayed for CRIT1, CRIT2, and CRIT3 alarms
4=displayed for CRIT1, CRIT2, CRIT3, and CRIT4 alarms
Note:
Critical alarms automatically are acknowledged if they
are not displayed in the Critical Alarm Warning box.
COSPCGroupNameDisplay=0
Enables or disables the PC Group name display in the Critical
Alarm Warning box. The default is 0. Options are:
0=disabled (the PC Group name is not displayed)
1=enabled (the PC Group name is displayed)
DOSBackup=1
Enables the use of DOS Backup/Restore utilities for
Metasys databases, instead of the Windows utilities. The default
is 0.
ColumnSpacingFactor=295
Some Windows operating systems (including Windows 98 Second
Edition) may display unusually wide windows in the Metasys
program. Horizontal scrolling may be required. To minimize this
effect, experiment with smaller values of this parameter. Changing
the parameter affects Metasys windows. You cannot change the
width of an individual window.
AutoBaudDetect=1
Enables the NCM and the OWS to communicate if their baud
rates are different from each other on an OWS direct connect
application. The default is 0.
DisplayRefCount=0
Displays a reference counter that indicates the number of
Metasys functions currently using a dial-up connection. It appears
in the dial-up connection box, to the left of the connect time.
0=Hidden
1=Not Hidden
NMTraces=0
Specifies whether or not every global change (including time and
date) is recorded in the PC error log.
0=Not Recorded 1=Recorded
RBSize=200
Report Buffer size (increase If OWS buffer is full). The default
is 200.
[Changes]
New section must be added for the SummaryScheduleDisplay and
PIDLoopFocusOverrideIndicator parameters.
Note:
Adding this section is only for these parameters, and all
other parameters should be added to the end of the
[Metasys] section.
SummaryScheduleDisplay=1
Enables the display of all schedules under a selected item
(for example, Network, Group, System). The default is 0.
PIDLoopFocusOverrideIndicator=1
Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) Loop overridden attributes
appear on screen in yellow and are printed in italics. The default
is 0.
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M5 Workstation
M5 Workstation Parameters
The parameters and their default settings in Table 4 are written to the
METASYS.INI file when installing M5 Workstation Release 2.0 or
later software. To use a setting other than the default, edit the
METASYS.INI file and make the desired change. Do not add these
parameters to a Metasys system that does not have M5 Workstation
software installed.
Note:
These parameters are in the [Metasys] section of the
METASYS.INI file. The DefaultNetwork, MHostFlag, Autologin,
and M52Flag parameters are located at the beginning of the file, and
the MGraphicsOnly, M5Flag, N1OPCFlag, ShowMap, and
ShowLogon parameters are located near the end of the
METASYS.INI file.
IMPORTANT: The parameters included in Table 4 are listed for
informational purposes only and are essential to the M5 Workstation
operation. Modifying these parameters severely affects the M5 Workstation
operation.
Table 4: M5 Workstation Parameters Included in the METASYS.INI File
Parameter with Defaults
Purpose/Description
DefaultNetwork=
If you enter the name of an N1 network during the M5 Workstation
software installation, the name appears as the default network name.
This facilitates the M5 Workstation Autologin feature and determines to
which N1 network to Autologin. This parameter applies only if
AutoLogin=1.
No parameter appears if an N1 network name is not entered during
installation.
MHostFlag=1
When set to 1, launches the Metasys Remote Server (MRS) on startup.
(MRS is the Metasys server application for the N1 OPC Server.)
M5 Workstation software terminates the MRS on shutdown.
When set to 0, the MRS is not launched on startup.
Autologin=0
Facilitates the Autologin feature if an N1 network name is entered
during the M5 Workstation software installation. When set to 1, the
M5 Workstation login attempts to Autologin to Metasys PMI software,
using the N1 network specified with the DefaultNetwork parameter and
the password from the M5 Workstation login.
When set to 0, discrete login of Metasys PMI software is required.
M52FLAG=1
When set to 1, enables all software enhancements introduced at
M5 Workstation Release 2.0 or later to Metasys PMI software.
When set to 0, no M5 Workstation Release 2.0 or later software
enhancements are enabled.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
MGraphicsOnly=0
Allows the default graphic view to support both Micrografx® software
and M-Graphics software. If this parameter was not set during a
previous M5 Workstation installation, the M5 Workstation installation
sets this parameter to 0.
When set to 0, default graphics is set to both M-Graphics and
Micrografx software. If no Micrografx picture exists, M-Graphics is
assumed.
When set to 1, default graphics is set to M-Graphics only.
When set to 2, default graphics is set to Micrografx software only.
Note:
At Metasys Release 11.00 software, Micrografx software is no
longer a supported product.
M5FLAG=1
When set to 1, enables all enhancements introduced at M5 Workstation
Release 1.x to Metasys PMI software.
When set to 0, no M5 Workstation Release 1.x enhancements are
enabled.
N1OPCFlag=1
When set, M5 Workstation software initiates a client session with the
N1 OPC Server on startup. This ensures caching for the life of the
M5 Workstation. When the M5 Workstation is shut down, the client
session with the N1 OPC Server terminates. When no other client
applications reference the N1 OPC Server, the server also shuts down.
When this parameter is set to 0, the M5 Workstation client session with
the N1 OPC Server is not established.
ShowMap=
Determines if the Network Map is displayed or hidden on the screen.
This parameter is dependent on the Autologin parameter, which must
be set to 1.
When set to 1, the user logs in to the Metasys system using the FMS
Logon dialog box and the Network Map appears.
When set to 0, the Network Map is hidden.
ShowLogon=
Determines if the FMS Logon dialog box appears.
When set to 1, the dialog box displays.
When set to 0, the FMS Logon dialog box does not appear.
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Troubleshooting M5 Workstation Software
The M5 Workstation installation writes the M5Flag and the M52Flag
parameters to the METASYS.INI file. Changes to these flags affect
the operation of the M5 Workstation software. Table 5 describes the
effects of changing these flags.
IMPORTANT: Only modify these flags when troubleshooting
M5 Workstation software. You must restart the workstation for the changes
to take effect. For normal workstation operation, return the flags to their
normal state.
When both the M5Flag and the M52Flag are set to 0, you must disable the
M5 Workstation portion of the OWS by removing the M5 Workstation icon
from the startup group and manually launch Metasys PMI. To manually
launch Metasys PMI, double-click on Master.exe within the FMS/BIN
directory. If you do not disable the M52Flag, the initial Metasys login screen
is invisible. Setting the M5Flag to 0 ensures that the Network Map displays
only Metasys PMI and not the M5 Workstation 1.x enhancements. Refer to
Table 5 for more information.
Table 5: Troubleshooting the M5 Workstation Using the METASYS.INI File
M5Flag
M5Flag=0
M52Flag
M52Flag=1
Description
M5Flag=1
M52Flag=0
All enhancements introduced at M5 Workstation Release 1.x to the
Metasys Network Map appear. This includes the toolbar, component
binding, and right-click pop-up menus, for example.
Enhancements introduced at M5 Workstation Release 2.0 or later to the
Metasys Network Map do not appear. The M5 Workstation
Screen Manager Metasys button does not function.
M5Flag=0
M52Flag=0
Enhancements introduced at M5 Workstation Release 1.x to the
Metasys Network Map do not appear. This includes the toolbar,
component binding, and right-click pop-up menus, for example.
Network Map enhancements introduced at M5 Workstation Release 2.0
or later do not appear, and the M5 Workstation Screen Manager
Metasys button does not function.
M5Flag=1
M52Flag=1
M5 Workstation software functions normally.
All enhancements introduced at M5 Workstation Release 1.x to the
Metasys Network Map do not appear. This includes the toolbar,
component binding, and right-click pop-up menus, for example.
All enhancements introduced at M5 Workstation Release 2.0 or later to
the Metasys Network Map appear. This includes the removal of the
Metasys OWS Slide Show, for example. The M5 Workstation Screen
Manager Metasys button functions as usual.
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MODEM.INI File Parameters
Overview
The MODEM.INI file contains Metasys software tested and approved
setup strings for currently popular and available modems. This file is
automatically installed with Metasys software Release 11.00 and
later. The file has two parts: OWS and NCM, as shown in Figure 5.
This file is accessed by WNCSETUP for the Write Modem command
when defining an NCM-based modem. The MODEM.INI file is also
accessed when using the PC Configuration dialog box for attaching a
modem to the OWS.
The MODEM.INI file is updated periodically, with the latest version
available on The Advisor site. Additional modems may be added in
the User Defined section of the OWS or NCM.
Example File
The following text is an example of a MODEM.INI file:
; /// ATTENTION - READ BEFORE MODIFYING ///
;
; THIS FILE SHOULD ONLY BE MODIFIED WITH A DEDICATED TEXT EDITOR SUCH AS
; NOTEPAD, DFEDIT, OR ULTRAEDIT. THIS FILE MUST NOT BE MODIFIED WITH A
; WORD PROCESSING PROGRAM SUCH AS MICROSOFT WORD. DOING SO WILL DAMAGE
; THE FILE STRUCTURE AND RENDER IT UNUSABLE.
;
; Release 12.00 Corrected error in strings for US Robotics (OWS) modems
;----------------------------------------------------------------------; THE [WNCSETUP] SECTION BELOW CONTAINS STRINGS THAT ARE USED WHEN
; USING NCSETUP TO CONFIGURE AN NCM FOR MODEM INITIALIZATION.
;----------------------------------------------------------------------[WNCSETUP]
*ZOOM 56k External
AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&Q5&W0&Y0
*ZOOM 56k Internal
AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&Q5&W0&Y0
*US Robotics 56k Internal (Model 5687.03)
AT&FE0M1Q0V0X0S0=1&B1&C1&D2&R2&A3&H1S35=1&W0Y0
*US Robotics 56k External (Model 5605)
AT&FE0M1Q0V0X0S0=1&B1&C1&D2&R2&A3&H1S35=1&W0Y0
*MT5600ZDX Multitech 56k External Fax
AT&F&Q1M1Q0X3S8=8S0=1&C1&D2$SB9600$MB9600$BA0&E0%E0V0E0&W0
Figure 5: Example of MODEM.INI File
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*Multitech MT2834ZDX or MT2834LT Modem
AT&F&Q1M1Q0X3S8=8S0=1&C1&D2$SB9600$MB9600$BA0&E0#F0V0E0&W0
*Multi-Tech MultiModem II
AT&F&Q1V0E0X3$SB9600&E3$MB9600S0=1&W0
*Multi-Tech Modem V32L
AT&W1&F&Q1V0E0M1Q0X3$BA0$SB9600S0=1&C1&D2&W0
*Hayes Accura 336 / 56k Fax External
AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&W0&Y0
*Hayes Optima 336 v.34 + Fax External
AT&FE0V0X3M0W0S0=1&C1&D2&WO&Y0
*Hayes Accura 336 Internal
AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&WO&Y0
*Hayes Smartmodem OPTIMA 288 v.34/v.FC (Model 5240AM)
AT&FE0V0X3S0=1&C1&D2&Q5&W0
*Hayes Accura 144 + Fax External
AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
*Hayes Smartmodem OPTIMA 9600
AT&FV0E0X3M1&C1&D2S0=1&Q6&W0
*Hayes Smartmodem 2400 External
AT&FV0E0X3M1&C1&D2S0=1&Y0&S1&W0
*Practical Peripherals 33.6 External
AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
*Practical Peripherals PM 288 MT v.34
AT&FE0V0X3S0=1&C1&D2&Q5&W0
*Practical Peripherals PM 144 MT II External
AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
*User Defined String
REPLACE THIS LINE WITH YOUR STRING
;----------------------------------------------------------------------; THE [OWS] SECTION BELOW CONTAINS STRINGS THAT ARE USED WHEN USING THE
; PC CONFIGURATION DIALOG TO CONFIGURE A PC FOR MODEM INITIALIZATION.
;----------------------------------------------------------------------[OWS]
*ZOOM 56k External
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&Q5&W0&Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&Q5&W0&Y0
*ZOOM 56k Internal
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&Q5&W0&Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&Q5&W0&Y0
*US Robotics 56k Internal (Model 5687.03)
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0I2M1Q0V0X0S0=1&C1&D2&K3&R1&S1&M4&A0&H0&W0Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0I2M1Q0V0X0S0=1&C1&D2&K3&R1&S1&M4&A0&H0&W0Y0
*US Robotics 56k External (Model 5605)
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0I2M1Q0V0X0S0=1&C1&D2&K3&R1&S1&M4&A0&H0&W0Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0I2M1Q0V0X0S0=1&C1&D2&K3&R1&S1&M4&A0&H0&W0Y0
Figure 5 (Cont.): Example of MODEM.INI File
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*MT5600ZDX Multitech 56k External Fax
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&F&Q1M1Q0X3S8=8S0=1&C1&D2$SB9600$MB9600$BA0&E0%E0V0E0&W0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&F&Q1M1Q0X3S8=8S0=1&C1&D2$SB9600$MB9600$BA0&E0%E0V0E0&W0
*Multitech MT2834ZDX or MT2834LT Modem
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&F&Q1M1Q0X3S8=8S0=1&C1&D2$SB9600$MB9600$BA0&E0#F0V0E0&W0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&F&Q1M1Q0X3S8=8S0=1&C1&D2$SB9600$MB9600$BA0&E0#F0V0E0&W0
*Multi-Tech MultiModem II
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&F&Q1V0E0X3$SB9600&E3$MB9600S0=1&W0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&F&Q1V0E0X3$SB9600&E3$MB9600S0=1&W0
*Multi-Tech Modem V32L
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&W1&F&Q1V0E0M1Q0X3$BA0$SB9600S0=1&C1&D2&W0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&W1&F&Q1V0E0M1Q0X3$BA0$SB9600S0=1&C1&D2&W0
*Hayes Accura 336 / 56k Fax External
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&W0&Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1S109=0&C1&D2&W0&Y0
*Hayes Optima 336 v.34 + Fax External
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M0W0S0=1&C1&D2&WO&Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M0W0S0=1&C1&D2&WO&Y0
*Hayes Accura 336 Internal
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&WO&Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&WO&Y0
*Hayes Smartmodem OPTIMA 288 v.34/v.FC (Model 5240AM)
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3S0=1&C1&D2&Q5&W0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3S0=1&C1&D2&Q5&W0
*Hayes Accura 144 + Fax External
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
*Hayes Smartmodem OPTIMA 9600
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FV0E0X3M1&C1&D2S0=1&Q6&W0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FV0E0X3M1&C1&D2S0=1&Q6&W0
*Hayes Smartmodem 2400 External
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FV0E0X3M1&C1&D2S0=1&Y0&S1&W0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FV0E0X3M1&C1&D2S0=1&Y0&S1&W0
*Practical Peripherals 33.6 External
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
*Practical Peripherals PM 288 MT v.34
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3S0=1&C1&D2&Q5&W0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3S0=1&C1&D2&Q5&W0
*Practical Peripherals PM 144 MT II External
SetCom1ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
SetCom2ModemProfile=AT&FE0V0X3M1W0S0=1&C1&D2&W0&Y0
*User Defined String
SetCom1ModemProfile=REPLACE THIS LINE WITH YOUR STRING
SetCom2ModemProfile=REPLACE THIS LINE WITH YOUR STRING
[END]
Figure 5 (Cont.): Example of MODEM.INI File
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NETMAP.INI File Parameters
Overview
The NETMAP.INI file is an initialization file located in the Windows
system directory created when you first log on to the Metasys OWS.
The NETMAP.INI file specifies information about the Network Map
specific to each user on the OWS.
IMPORTANT: Do not alter the NETMAP.INI file directly. To modify these
parameters, use the PC User Options dialog box, accessed from the Item
menu on the Network Map (or drag the mouse to alter the size and position
of the Network Map). For more information, see the Using the Network Map
chapter (LIT-120166) in the Operator Workstation User’s Manual.
Example File
Figure 6 is an example of a NETMAP.INI file. Until you save setting
under another password, only the section with the default user initials
[JCI] is present in this file. When a new password is added, a new
section headed with the user’s initials is added to the NETMAP.INI
file specifying map settings for the user. In the following example,
two other workstation users have been added and have unique sets of
data in the NETMAP.INI file. In this section, find a description of
each parameter in this file.
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Default Section →
[JCI]
DisplayExpanded=Yes
Map_Size=1,1,560,420
Open_Windows=3
Default_Action=0
Close_Previous=0
HDQTRS=1,hdqtrs;27.devices
Each time a new
[MRB]
password is added
DisplayExpanded=Yes
on the OWS,
Map_Size=1,1,270,420
a new section is
Open_Windows=3
added. Each
Default_Action=1
section Is headed
Close_Previous=1
by the user initialsHDQTRS=1,hdqtrs;
defined for the
password.
[KLT]
DisplayExpanded=No
Map_Size=1,1,240,420
Open_Windows=1
Default_Action=0
Close_Previous=1
HDQTRS=1,hdqtrs;
Figure 6: Example of NETMAP.INI File
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Command Parameters
The following table describes the parameters that are
modified/created by changing settings for the Network Map. Each
user with a uniquely defined password on the workstation has a
separate section in the NETMAP.INI file under his or her user
initials.
Table 6: NETMAP.INI File Parameters
Parameter with Defaults
[JCI]
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
User initials. These initials head a
section of specified parameters for
each user with a unique password
defined for the workstation. If no
passwords have been defined, [JCI] is
the only section heading in the
NETMAP.INI file.
From the SetUp menu on the
Network Map, select Password to
access the Password summary.
Each time a new password is
defined for the workstation, a new
section is added to the NETMAP.INI
file using the user initials specified
for that password in the Add
Password dialog box as a section
heading.
DISPLAY_EXPANDED=
0
Specifies whether the expanded IDs
for each PC group and system within
the network are displayed.
0 = No 1 = Yes
From the SetUp menu, click PC
User Options. In the PC User
Options dialog box, click the
expanded ID selection box to
display expanded IDs on the
Network Map.
Map_Size=1,1,50,40
Specifies the position of the Network
Map on your PC screen (in screen
pixels). The first two parameters
specify the position of the upper left
corner of the map, and the second
two parameters specify the height and
width of the map.
Click the mouse on the edge of the
map and drag to modify the map
size, or click on the map Title Bar
and drag to modify the map
location. If either the size or position
of the map is modified, the
Map_Size parameter is modified.
To see the changes, you must log
off, saving the changes, and log
back on again.
Open_Windows=3
Specifies the size and location of open
windows in the Metasys system.
1 = Full Width and Full Height
2 = Full Width and Cascaded
3 = Default Size and Order
From the SetUp menu, click PC
User Options. In the PC User
Options dialog box, click either To
Focus Window or Default Action.
For more information on the
appearance of each of the choices,
refer to the Using the Network Map
chapter (LIT-120166) in the
Operator Workstation User’s
Manual.
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Parameter with Defaults
(Cont.)
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
Default_Action=0
Specifies the action caused by doubleclicking on an object.
0 = Penetrates to the Object’s Next
Level
1 = Penetrates to the Object’s Action
Dialog Box.
From the SetUp menu, click PC
User Options. In the PC User
Options dialog box, click either Full
Width and Full Height, Full Width
and Cascaded, or Default Size and
Order. For more information, refer
to the Using the Network Map
chapter (LIT-120166) in the
Operator Workstation User’s
Manual.
Close_Previous=0
Specifies whether windows close or
remain open as you navigate the
system.
0=
Closes an Open Window as
you Penetrate to the Next
1=
Windows Remain Open as
you Penetrate to the Next
From the SetUp menu, click PC
User Options. In the PC User
Options dialog box, click Close
Previous Window When
Penetrating. An X appears in the
box.
NETWORK=JCHDQTRS;
When you log off, a dialog box
appears asking if you would like to
save the current state of the map. If
you click Yes, a line is added to the
bottom of your section of the
NETMAP.INI file. The line includes the
network name, followed by a list of all
the PC groups that are expanded.
Click Yes when you log off to save
the map in its current state.
Selecting No allows you to log off
without saving the settings. This
parameter appears only if the user
chooses to save the settings on the
Network Map when logging off.
CUSTMENU.INI File Parameters
Overview
The CUSTMENU.INI initialization file is located in the Windows
directory that is created when you log on to the Metasys OWS. The
CUSTMENU.INI file contains information specific to the Custom
Applications menu option accessed from the Accessory menu on the
Network Map.
When you run Metasys software for the first time, two items are
predefined in the Custom Applications menu. You can add additional
items to the Custom Applications drop-down menu by altering the
CUSTMENU.INI file. Access this file by selecting Add Custom
Menu Item from the Custom Applications menu. The file opens in
Notepad. For detailed instructions on adding custom applications,
refer to the Defining Custom Applications chapter (LIT-120163) in
the Operator Workstation User’s Manual. An example file and a
description of the file parameters appear in this section. See Figure 7.
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Accessory
Notepad
Clock
Calendar
Control Panel
Calculator
Clipboard
Custom Applications
Add Custom Menu Item...
CUSTMENU
Figure 7: Custom Applications Drop-Down Menu
Note:
An OWS with Windows 98 software cannot add a custom
application for a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Example File
Figure 8 is an example of a CUSTMENU.INI file. In this example,
two applications have been added to the menu. Each of these
applications is represented in the CUSTMENU.INI file by a single
line of parameters. The section title is enclosed in brackets
[CUSTOM MENU]. Comment lines begin with semicolons ( ; ). All
other lines are command lines that define the Custom Applications
menu.
[CUSTOM MENU]
CUSTOM MENU=1
;Add your Custom Menu Items to this file=
;See the Advanced User Guide Section of OWS Users Manual (634)=
1=2,&Add A Custom Menu Item...,notepad custmenu.ini
2=2,&FILEMANAGER,WINFILE.EXE
Figure 8: Example of CUSTMENU.INI File
IMPORTANT: If you are using Windows 98, Windows NT, or
Windows 2000 operating systems with Metasys software, you must alter
your CUSTMENU.INI file. Refer to Setting Up Access to the Custom Menu
in this section for details.
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Setting Up Access to the Custom Menu
If you are using Windows 98, Windows NT, or Windows 2000
operating systems, you must edit the CUSTMENU.INI file in order to
add an application to the Custom Application menu. You can access
this file from the Accessory menu on the Network Map; however, you
must first define the path for accessing the CUSTMENU.INI file.
To create menu access to the CUSTMENU.INI file:
1. Run Notepad or any other text editor.
2. Open the CUSTMENU.INI file. By default, this file is located in
the WINDOWS directory for Windows 98 software, and the
WINNT directory for Windows NT and Windows 2000 software.
3. Change Line 1 to add the complete path name under which your
CUSTMENU.INI file is stored (Table 7).
Was
this
1=2, &Add a Custom Menu Item...,notepad custmenu.ini
Change
to this
1=2, &Add a Custom Menu Item...,notepad c:\windows\custmenu.ini
Where the drive
and directory matches
the drive and directory in
which your custmenu.ini
is stored.
Figure 9: Changing the CUSTMENU.INI File
Command Parameters
The first command line in the CUSTMENU.INI file
(CUSTOM MENU=1) enables the Custom Applications option
within the Accessory menu. When you first install Metasys software,
there is one predefined command line in the CUSTMENU.INI file:
1=2,&Add Custom Menu Item...,notepad custmenu.ini
The first line adds the Add Custom Menu Item… option to the
Custom Application menu.
Table 7 explains the parameters in the first command line. These
parameters should be formatted the same for all entries.
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Table 7: CUSTMENU.INI File Parameters
Example Parameters
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
1=
Specifies the number of the menu
item as it appears in the
CUSTMENU.INI file. If another item
were added to the menu, its
command line would fall directly
below this line, beginning with 2=.
From the Accessory menu, click
Add Custom Menu Item to open
the CUSTMENU.INI file in
Notepad. Add the new command
line for the item you want to add
to the menu directly below the
line:
1=2,&Add Custom Menu Item...,
notepad custmenu.ini.
Save the file and close Notepad.
Log off and log on again to see
the new addition in the Custom
Applications menu.
2,
Specifies the level of password the
operator must have in order to
access the application using the
Custom Applications menu.
Each item in the menu can have
a different password level. The
password level can be from
1 to 5. Place a comma directly
after the password level.
&Add Custom Menu Item….
Specifies the item you want to
appear in the Custom Applications
menu, as well as the hot key that is
used to select the item from the
menu (instead of clicking the
mouse).
Type exactly what you want to
appear in the Custom
Applications menu. Place the
ampersand directly before the
letter that you want to be the hot
key for the menu item. For
example, if you are adding Excel
as a menu item, and you want to
use the X in Excel as the hot key,
you would type E&XCEL. Place a
comma directly after the menu
item.
notepad
Specifies the DOS command used
to run the software.
Enter the DOS command for the
application you are adding to the
Custom Applications menu.
Place a space directly after the
DOS command.
custmenu.ini
Specifies the file within the
application that you want to open
automatically when you select the
application from the Custom
Applications menu.
Enter the file name of the file you
want to open within the
application when you start it by
using the Custom Applications
menu. If you do not want to open
a specific file, this parameter is
not necessary.
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METATEL.INI File Parameters
Overview
The METATEL.INI initialization file is created when you install
Metasys MTI software on your PC. With MTI software, you control
certain aspects of the Building Automation System (BAS) by dialing
a phone number and pressing command numbers when prompted by
the electronic voice.
Example File
Figure 10 is an example of how a METATEL.INI file appears when
you first install MTI software on your PC.
[MetaTel]
PidlAttribute=SETPOINT
DDERetry=3
DDETimeout=1000
PWTimeOut=15
ModifyDefMsg=0
Figure 10: Example of METATEL.INI File
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Command Parameters
The following table describes the parameters in the METATEL.INI
file. When you install MTI software on your PC, the parameter
Metatel.exe also is added to the load= line in the WIN.INI file. For
more information, refer to the WIN.INI File Parameters section in
this document.
Table 8: METATEL.INI File Parameters
Parameter with Defaults
Purpose/Description
Modification Method
PidlAttribute=SETPOINT
Specifies which attribute of a
Proportional Integral Derivative Loop
(PIDL) to which MTI can issue
commands. This value applies to all
PIDL objects defined in MTI. Any valid
PIDL attribute is acceptable.
Automatically set during MTI
software installation; however, you
can modify this parameter in the
WIN.INI file.
DDERetry=3
Specifies how many times MTI retries
a command when a command fails.
Specify a number between
1 and 10.
DDETimeOut=1000
Specifies the amount of time (in
milliseconds) that MTI times out if
Metalink software fails to report to
MTI. Time out may occur if the OWS
is connected via an NC Direct or an
NC Dial, or an invalid object is entered
in the MTI database.
Specify a number between
1 and 1000.
PWTimeOut=15
Specifies the amount of time (in
minutes) that MTI allows password
protected features of MTI to be
available without the user’s taking any
action (keyboard or mouse
movement).
From the Action menu in MTI, click
Password Modify. Specify a number
between 1 and 1440 in the Duration
box in the Password Modify dialog
box.
ModifyDefMsg=0
Specifies whether the user can modify
the description and/or recorded
message of default messages
(9001-9999) upon entering a
password. If this parameter is set to 0,
the user cannot modify the message.
If it is set to 1, the message can be
modified.
Specify either 0 or 1 in the
METATEL.INI file.
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METAPRN.INI File Parameters
Overview
The METAPRN.INI initialization file automatically installs with
Metasys software Release 9.01 and later. The file contains escape
codes for some printers, which allow Metasys software to print COS
reports in color and/or in condensed mode. Usage instructions are
included at the beginning of the file.
Example File
Figure 11 is an example of how a METAPRN.INI file appears.
;*********************************************************************
;*
METASYS RELEASE 12.00
*
;*
Printer Escape Codes METAPRN.INI File
*
;*
Do not attempt to modify this file as it
*
;*
will be overwritten on a Metasys upgrade/reinstall.
*
;*********************************************************************
; NOTE: Before you make any changes to printer configuration you MUST
;
fully configure the local printer for Windows and Metasys.
;
You will need the configured Windows Printer Name for the
;
condensed print statement.
; This file contains the escape codes for two sample printers:
; - HP 870C DeskJet and
; - Epson ESC/P compatible.
; These allow Metasys to print COS (Change of State) reports in color
; or black and white.
; The HP 870C DeskJet printer sample shows how you may provide an
; escape code statement to place the printer into the condensed mode
; for COS reports.
; To make these escape codes active, you must copy the statements for
; the correct printer from this file into the [METASYS] section of the
; METASYS.INI file that is located in the Windows directory of the OWS
; connected to that local printer.
; If your printer uses different escape codes than these samples,
; copy the sample lines that are most similar and modify them to
; suit those specified in your printer manual.
;
; METASYS.INI file that is located in the Windows directory of the OWS
; connected to that local printer.
Figure 11: Example of METAPRN.INI File
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; ; If your printer uses different escape codes than these samples,
; copy the sample lines that are most similar and modify them to
; suit those specified in your printer manual.
;
NOTE: Before you make any changes to printer configuration you MUST
;
fully configure the local printer for Windows and Metasys.
;
You will need the configured Windows Printer Name for the
;
condensed print statement.
; This file contains the escape codes for two sample printers:
; - HP 870C DeskJet and
; - Epson ESC/P compatible.
; These allow Metasys to print COS (Change of State) reports in color
; or black and white.
; The HP 870C DeskJet printer sample shows how you may provide an
; escape code statement to place the printer into the condensed mode
; for COS reports.
; To make these escape codes active, you must copy the statements for
; the correct printer from this file into the [METASYS] section of the
; METASYS.INI file that is located in the Windows directory of the OWS
; connected to that local printer.
; If your printer uses different escape codes than these samples,
; copy the sample lines that are most similar and modify them to
; suit those specified in your printer manual.
;
Figure 11 (Cont.): Example of METAPRN.INI File
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