Chapter 15 Logging system activity
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Errors indicate that a process or action has failed. For example, an
error might indicate that a tag’s value could not
be written, or an
ActiveX object is missing.
Warnings indicate that a process or action might not function
correctly, or might eventually fail if preventive action is not taken.
For example, if an ActiveX object in a graphic display is a different
version than the one installed at the FactoryTalk View SE Client, a
warning is logged to indicate the mismatch. Mismatched ActiveX
controls might not behave as expected at run time.
Information messages indicate that a process or action has completed
successfully. For example, an information message is logged when a
user logs on to the system.
Audit messages indicate that the system configuration has been
Tip: FactoryTalk View SE records an Audit message for all
tag writes, and whenever a component is added,
removed, or deleted from a multi-component editor, such
as the Data Log Models, Graphics, or Macros editor.
FactoryTalk View SE uses three message audiences: Operator, Engineer, and
FactoryTalk View assigns the Operator audience for all messages that it
generates, except for messages with the Audit severity. Audit messages,
including tag write confirmations, are assigned the Developer or Engineer
The Secure audience is reserved for auditing tools, such as those required for
US Government 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, to track system activity.
How tag writes are categorized
The severities assigned to tag writes that succeed Audit and Information.
Severities assigned to tag writes that fail are Audit, Information, and Error.
The audiences assigned to tag writes that succeed or fail are Developer and