3.2.20         Action Log to Printer

Print the Action Log to a Printer connected to the SCADA Node.  Each time an operator Action occurs, a line is printed describing the action. Operator Actions include: logging in, change the value of a tag, exiting View. This looks just like the Action Log viewed from the Toolbar or Ctrl+F9 function keys. Logging to printer is a way of making a permanent record of operator actions.  Many Industrial Plants require this to monitoring plant safety and process operations.

Choices are: 

1 = LPT1 (An ASCII printer on Line Printer Port 1 also known as Parallel Printer Port 1)

2 = LPT2 (An ASCII printer on Line Printer Port 2 also known as Parallel Printer Port 2)

3 = LPT3 (An ASCII printer on Line Printer Port 3 also known as Parallel Printer Port 3)

Default = The Windows Default Printer (LaserJet, Inkjet, Bubble Jet, etc.) (See Start->Settings-Printers).

Disable = No Alarm Logging to Printer.

Use LPT 1, 2, or 3 only if your Printer accepts ASCII data directly. These typically are Impact Printers (Dot-Matrix or Daisy Wheel printers).  Each new line will be printed as it occurs (i.e. each new operator action).

The Default printer is the System Printer defined by your Microsoft Operating System. The Default will use "document print". A page is printed when enough entrees (i.e. operator actions) occur to fill one page. Be sure to specify the Lines per Log Page if using a Default Printer.  If using a LaserJet, Inkjet or other image-type Printer, it is recommended to configure it as a Default Printer. 

The default printer is specified by:

1. Start -> Settings -> Printers

2. Right-clicking the printer

3. Select Set as Default Printer

If both Alarm Log and Action Log are sent to the same printer, the two logs will be merged into one.