Step 6.2. Define a Class Action

All CIMPLICITY action types (found in the Event Editor) are available except for:

Alarm Lookup and

Recipe Upload/Download.

The difference between configuring a class action and a standard action is that you:

Select a data item instead of a point ID when you configure an action that requires a point ID.

The CIMPLICITY $OBJECT variable is automatically entered when you select the data item.

Note: The user can associate a non-object event with an object action. This allows an object to instantiate actions that can be called from other events.

  1. Fill in the fields as follows.

Action type

Actions available in the drop down list  for classes include:

Log Only

Point Alarm Acknowledge

Point Alarm Disable

Point Alarm Enable

Run Script

Set Point

Source Transition Set

Transition Set




Fields vary based on your selected action.

One or more of the following fields may display.

The value can be selected from the associated browser

Point ID



Alarm ID




Note: The CIMPLICITY $OBJECT variable appears in the Point ID field before the data item as follows:




CIMPLICITY Select a Resource browser

  1. Click OK.

Result: The action, which is modified or created, displays on the Actions tab in the Class dialog box.

Supported String Substitution for Action Fields

String substitution is supported for the following action fields, which you enter in the associated Action dialog box field.

Point ID.

Resource ID.

Point value.

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Step 6. Configure class actions.