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The alarm status table displays the current state of the alarm system. It can be configured to show active, unacknowledged, cleared, and acknowledged alarms.

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[00:00] So rather than showing the status of each individual alarm on a screen, we can actually show multiple alarms together into one view, and that's by using the components built into Ignition called the Alarm Status Table. So we can go over here to our Component Palette in the Designer. Under the Alarming section, there's a component called the Alarm Status Table that we can drag on to window. So it's already configured for you to show you the current status of all the alarms in the system. And by default, it shows you all of the active and unacknowledged or acknowledged alarms and also the cleared and unacknowledged alarms. So if you look at the table itself, you can see all the different alarms, the time when active as well as the current state and the priority. If I go to Preview mode here in the Designer, I can actually right-click on the header to show or hide more columns. So for example if I want to show the name of the alarm, I can bring the name in here, I can then also reorganize how I want these columns to look. So for example I can put the Display Path first, then Name, then the Active Time, and others. So I can easily right-click and show or hide certain columns. On each individual alarm, I can click on that alarm, and down the bottom I could acknowledge it, I can shelve it, I can view the status of the alarm here, also viewing the notes of the alarm, see what's going on with it. I could actually look at history here which we'll talk about in the next lesson. And I can also look at all the alarms that are currently shelved. So there are quite a few features built into the table that you could just take advantage of. There's also some properties on the bottom left down here in Ignition that we can set to change how this thing's going to filter and change how it's going to look. So we're going to go through all of these different features on the Alarm Status Table in the next lessons.

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