Use case: display equipment status as a text dial gauge based on digital state
Complication: DCS digital source tag is non-sequential
I want to get a radial gauge to display equipment status. The DCS source tag has the key values 2,3,4, and 61.
- It looks like digital states need to be sequential, and I can't really make 58 useless states just to get 61, and then the gauge would look weird.
- I tried making an AF analysis tag that filters the non-sequential source values into a new Int32 tag containing 1,2,3,4,5, but can't seem to get the configuration correct for the digital state tag that reads this source tag. The new "source tag" shows the correct values of 1,2, etc, but then digital state tag looking at this just says Configure. Do I need to set location2 as some special value? And/or do I need to set the location2 of the "source tag" to some special value?
Am I missing something obvious? Anyone else had this same challenge?