AMV Alarm Fields

Each of the AMV Alarm fields that can appear as columns in the AMV OCX Control or AMV Stand-alone alarm viewer are listed below.




The number of operator comments on an alarm.


The number of retained occurrences for an alarm that is generated more than once before an operator deletes it. When the designated number is reached, the system deletes the oldest alarm occurrence as each new alarm is generated.

Project Name

Name of the CIMPLICITY project generating the alarm.

Alarm ID

Identifier of the alarm.

Resource ID

Identifier of the factory resource identifier for the alarm, used to control its routing.


Class of the alarm.


Alarm generation date.


In the stand-alone Alarm Viewer, the time is the:

Alarm generation time.

In the Alarm Viewer OCX, the time is either the:

Alarm generation time

Alarm generation time and Alarm cleared (Normal) time.

Tip: Select what time will display on the Display tab in the CIMPLICITY AMV Control Properties dialog box.


Current State of the alarm.

Ack State (Ack)

Boolean value that indicates whether an alarm has been acknowledged or not.


Reference identifier for the alarm, used to distinguish to identical alarms.


A number that indicates the importance of the alarm; the higher the Severity the more severe the state. CIMPLICITY treats more severe alarms with a higher priority.


(AMV Control Properties only)

The name of the general category for the generated alarm:
Level, Discrete, or System.

Level is generated by non Boolean point alarms.

Discrete is generated by Boolean point alarms.

System is generated by all alarms not generated by points.



(AMV Control Properties only)

The condition for the generated alarm's Category.  Each Category currently has a Condition that qualifies the type of alarm.



Generated for



Level alarms



Discrete alarms



System alarms


(AMV Control Properties only)

A specific Subcondition that further qualifies the alarm's Condition.

For Level and Trip conditions, the Subcondition column displays a state string  associated with the alarm's State. For the System condition, this column displays "System."


The alarm Message. This message contains the fixed text for the alarm and optional information for the run-time parameters.

Note: This  field normally appears as the first field in the list area below the column headers in the AMV.

More information

Parameters for Alarm Viewers.

Step 1. Select the AMV Control/Stand-alone AMV Alarm List Fields.