Step 4.2. Set Advanced Route Parameters

  1. Click Advanced.

Advanced fields display at the bottom of the advanced PRT Route Configuration dialog box.

  1. Configure the Advanced fields, as follows.



Item Type ID

The name of the item type  that will most likely travel between the source and destination regions.

Entries and resulting types allowed are as follows.


Entry in Item Type ID field

Types allowed along the route


Nothing. Field is blank.

All item types.


A specific type.

Only the entered type.


* with other characters

Item types that match the pattern.


A* allows all item types that begin with A.


* only

All item types. This is the same as leaving the field blank.

Setpoint ID

The point ID that will display when the item is transitioned.

Guidelines: The point must be:

A text point and

No more than 36 characters.


Item Type ID is displayed in the first 16 characters and

Item ID is displayed in the last 20 characters (when the item type is serialized; otherwise, associated or parent item ID).

Translation ID

An ID that will map to the translation ID in the PRT item Type Translation file.

Note: The PRT Item Type translation file translates item type codes received from detection devices into item type IDs that can be recognized by Tracker. This file must be configured when the prt_route records have a translation type value of 2.

Note: A route with a Type Detector translation type code requires some additional configuration.

Process first point change

Checked, makes Tracker accept any change, including a null value.

Note: By default Tracker does not respond to null values. When a point changes from null to a value Tracker assumes that it was a loss in and a return to communications.

If you are using unsolicited communications where a null may be valid; when the point value changes from null to a value you want that to be valid for the route. Process first point change makes the change valid.

  1. Click OK.

The route, which is listed in the Route dialog box, is added to the Tracking Model configuration.

  1. Click Next when you have finished configuring routes.

Result: The Item Types dialog box displays.

More information

Step 4. Configure routes.