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How to view Virtual Meters defined in Hierarchy Manager under views in Dashboards?

Published date: 22 December 2020

Virtual Meters are set up using Hierarchy Manager but only the different levels within a Hierarchy Manager template are available in the Dashboard default views

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Power Monitoring Expert

Power Monitoring Expert Software Configuration

While analyzing the different levels in a Hierarchy, the granularity of being able to see the constituent virtual meters might be necessary.

*Warning: Take backups of any files prior to modifying them. Ensure the backups are in a location that will not be overwritten (i.e. the Desktop).*

The default views that are defined in the hierarchy template do not provide direct access to the virtual meters. To remedy this,
  • Export the hierarchy template. See FA276924 for hierarchy export/import instructions.
  • Find the "Views" section near the bottom of the XML file.
  • Add this element inside the <Views> element:
    <View displayName="Virtual Meters" rootNodeTypeUri="uri:application-modules/power/model/type#virtualMeter"/>
  • Import the hierarchy template.
  • There should now be a new drop down in the Dashboard view selector called "Virtual Meters" that will give you access to virtual meters.


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