Setting Device or Channel Alias Preferences - viewLinc 5.1

Vaisala viewLinc Enterprise Server version 5.1 User Guide

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viewLinc 5.1
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Product description > Features
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User guide

Manage System

Vaisala devices have descriptions stored inside them that have a maximum length of 16 alpha-numeric characters (300-series transmitters do not store descriptions). These descriptions can be defined and modified using viewLinc or device configuration software (vLog or HMT140 Utility).

For easier reference, you can configure viewLinc to display a longer, more informative description for a device or a channel, up to 64 alpha-numeric characters. This longer description is called an alias. Events, Alarms, Reports windows, and email messages all use the selected description for channels and devices.

  1. In System Preferences on the General tab, select the Channel description or Device description row.
  2. Set to Use [ ] alias.
  3. Select Save.