The Graphs Browser is for those who do not want to search, but rather want to browse and drill-down into each device and group. At each step, appropriate data is shown in summary form.


Customers who log in as end-users are presented with this interface as it is more easily understood and there is no need to know what you are searching for.

All the views that have been configured in Iris will be displayed on the tree on the left of the screen as you can see here. You can drill down into the detail as required.


When you select a view, a summary of that view will be displayed.

CORE was selected as a view. The tree structure is displayed under CORE.


You are able to view all the devices, mnemonics and elements that have been added to this view. You are also able to view all the graphs related to each device or mnemonic.


Summary: A summary of the device that you have selected will always be displayed first. In the summary, you will be able to see the view name, code and type. You will also see a list of items that have been linked to that device.


View Status: The status will either be red or green. If it is a green status, then there are no down events. If it is red, then there are some down events. In this example, the view status of Core is red: there are some down events.


Health: Here you will be able to determine the health of the elements that can be found within this view.


Top Alarms: This would be a list of the most critical alarms for this device.




If you would like to expand or collapse the entire tree, you can click on the system icon. This could take a long time depending on the data in the panel.


Clicking on the arrows will also expand or collapse an item.



You can rapidly edit a view, create a child view or add a device from the graphs browser. Just right-click on the desired location in the tree and a pop-up will be displayed with these actions.


You are also able to drag and drop items into the correct spot in the tree. You can use this feature to reorganise the order of items in a specific view or to move items from one view to another. To drag an object, click and move the mouse.




1. The line will show you where you will drop the object if you release the mouse.

2. The green tick or red cross will show if you are able to drop the object in this location or not.

3. Shows the name of the object you are dragging.


Understanding the icons

  • The PC icons are devices that are in their respective views. 
  • The puzzle pieces indicate elements are mnemonics assigned to these views as you opened a view in the graph browser. The elements are assigned to different views so that customers can only have access to their elements.



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