The Group Status screen has been improved dramatically with the intro-duction
of ‘Views’. Views allow users to not only save column configurations
(which could be done in previous versions), but it also allows users to configure
multiple configurations and to switch between them easily. It also allows more
than one view to be up at the same time through the locking feature. Finally,
it provides a way to get nearly any value in the database to be added as a column
to the Group Status. The Views feature is loosely modeled after the Views that
can be created in Microsoft Outlook.
After selecting the ‘Views’ button on the Group Status menu bar, several sub-menus show up that allow the user to mange the Views. To setup a View, the user would click on the ‘Customize’ menu. This will open the ‘Set Up’ screen shown below. Users simply choose the columns they want and move them from the left side to the right side. There are many more columns that can now be added and can include columns from any of the well-specific tables in the database. The order of the columns can also modified by changing the order of the selected columns on the right side, using the up and down arrows.
Once the user has selected the desired columns, the group status updates to
reflect the new choices and ordering. The user can then change the column widths
as desired. Finally, once the view looks as the user desires, he can click on
the Views menu and save the current view. The views are stored within the individual
user’s profile so that every user can have their own Views without affecting
other users. The system administrator can change any of the Views to be Global,
so that they are accessible to everyone. The lock button on the upper-right
corner of the screen permits the screen to be locked, so that a second copy
of the Group Status window can be opened. In this way, one window can be using
one View, and a second window can be using a different view.
How might these Views be used? Users may want to create different views depending on what they are focusing on. One View could include status and alarm information, and another view could contain analytical or well configuration information. Another use may be to have one View for POCs, and another View for EPSs, with completely different columns.
This capability is included in the latest service pack for XSPOC, Service Pack 9C (available for download on the Theta’s web site (www.gotheta.com).
Figure 1. XSPOC
Group Status View
Figure 2. XSPOC Group Status View Set Up