Navigation:

System Configuration Sensors > Sensors >> Manual Input Sensors 

Manual Input Sensors

EMS has been designed to allow the use of Sensors where data is input manually.  

An example would be data from pest control traps. Pests caught in a pheromone traps could be counted on a weekly basis and the numbers entered into a Manual Input Sensor. This data could then be compared against temperature and humidity Sensors in the same area to see if there is any correlation between changes in temperature or humidity and insect activity.

Adding a Manual Input Sensor

Adding Data to a Manual Input Sensor

Editing a Manual Input Sensor's Data

Editing a Dataset

Deleting a Dataset

Adding a Manual Input Sensor

1.From the required Site's Live View window, select Edit Mode from the main View Data menu. See Figure 732 below:

Figure 732

Edit Mode Add Zone

Click here for details on Adding, Editing and Deleting Manual Input Sensors if you are using a version of EMS prior to Version 1.0.9 / 2.0.3 (Compliant)

The Edit Mode window is displayed. See Figure 743 below:

Figure 743

Edit Mode Window

By default, the Edit Mode window for the Zone at the top of the left-hand menu is displayed.

To display another Zone's Edit Mode window, click on the entry for the required Zone in the left-hand menu. For an example, see Figure 744 below:

Figure 744

Change Zone2

2.Click on the Add Sensor button to display the Add Sensor window for the selected Zone. See Figure 745 below:

Figure 745

Add Manual Sensor2

3.Fill out the Sensor Name field as required.

4.From the Family Type drop-down list, select Manual Input. See Figure 746 below:

Figure 746

Manual; Input Sensors Sensor Name Enter

At this point, the Control Device Group and Sensor Physical ID fields are greyed out.

5.From the Sensor Type drop-down list, select Manual Input Sensor. See Figure 747 below:

Figure 747

Manual Input Sensor Sensor Type List

6.Add an appropriate Hardware Serial Number into the Hardware Serial No: field.

7.Click on Save to add the Manual Input Sensor to the selected Zone.

You are returned to the selected Zone's Edit Mode window which now displays the new Manual Input Sensor in its main section and in the left-hand list under the selected Zone's name.
A green dialog box is also displayed confirming the addition of the Sensor . See Figure 748 below:

Figure 748

Manual Input Sensor Added2

Adding Data to a Manual Input Sensor

1.In the Live View window, select Edit Mode from the main View Data menu.

2.In the Zone's displayed Edit Mode window, click on the Manual Input Sensors button. See Figure 749 below:

Figure 749

Manual Input Sensors Window

 

The Manual Input Sensors window is displayed, showing the existing Manual Input Sensors in the Zone. See Figure 750 below:

Figure 750

Zones Manual Input Sensors

3.Click on Add Input, in the row containing the required Manual Input Sensor, to display the Input Data [Sensor Name] window. See Figure 751 below:

Figure 751

Add Manual Input2

3.Enter the required data into the Channel... : fields.

4.In the Capture Time: field:

i.Either

Enter the date manually in the form YYYY-MM-DD

Or

Click on the calendar icon and select the date from the displayed calendar.

ii.Enter a time, selecting hours, minutes and seconds from the drop-down lists.

5.Either:

Click on the Submit button.

The data is added to the Manual Input Sensor's record as a discrete dataset and you are returned to the Manual Input Sensors window.

Or:

Click on the Back button.

You are returned to the Manual Input Sensors window without the data being added to the Manual Input Sensor's record.

Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to add further datasets to the selected Manual Input Senor's record.

Editing a Manual Input Sensor's Data

Editing a Dataset

1.In the Live View window, select Edit Mode from the main View Data menu.

2.In the Zone's displayed Edit Mode window, click on the Manual Input Sensors button. See Figure 752 below:

Figure 752

Manual Input Sensors Window

The Manual Input Sensors window is displayed. See Figure 753 below:

Figure 753

Zones Manual Input Sensors

 

3.Click Edit Input on the line containing the Manual Input Sensor with the dataset(s) to be edited.

The Manual Input Data (Sensor Name) window is displayed, populated with the selected Manual Input Sensor's dataset(s) and their existing values. See Figure 754 below:

Figure 754

Edit Manual Input Sensor Data9

4.Click Edit in the Actions column on the row containing the dataset to be edited. See Figure 754 above.

5.The Input Data (Sensor Name) window is displayed, populated with the dataset's values. See Figure 755 below:

Figure 755

Edit Manual Input Values

6.Edit the displayed dataset values as required.

7.Click on the Submit button to save the changes.

You are returned to the The Manual Input Data (Sensor Name) window, which now shows the edited dataset values.

Deleting a Dataset

To delete a Manual Input Sensor's dataset:

1.Access the Manual Input Data (Sensor Name) window.

2.Either:

Select Delete on the line corresponding to the Manual Input Sensor's dataset that you wish to delete. See Figure 756 below:

Figure 756

Delete Manual Input Sensor Dataset

Or:

i.Check the box or boxes next to the Manual Input Sensor's dataset(s) that you wish to delete or check the box next to the Date Time column heading, to select all of the Manual Input Sensor's datasets for deletion.

ii.When you have confirmed that you are deleting the correct dataset(s), click on the Delete Selected Rows button.

3.Click Yes on the displayed message window to delete the selected Sensors(s).

Click No to cancel the deletion.

See Figure 757 below:

Figure 757

Delete Sensor Yes No

Clicking on Yes will display the following message, confirming the deletion of the selected Manual Input Sensor's dataset(s). See Figure 758 below:

Figure 758

Manaul Input Data Removed Dialog