Other Displays

These displays are not used to display real time or history data. Their content varies but mostly these displays are used for administrative or configuration purposes.

MassConfig Display

The MassConfig display allows you to perform mass configuration operations on the system. For example, creating or deleting multiple inmation objects simultaneously. All mass configuration actions can be carried out within the display but it is also possible to import and export MS Excel files to edit the configuration outside of DataStudio. The MassConfig display can be opened from the Open menu (shortcut Ctrl+M) or the admin context menu of a model pane.

MassConfig Display
Figure 1. MassConfig Display

Also accessible from the menu bar at the top of the MassConfig display is the Create Object Wizard. From here a dialogue opens and new object actions can be added to the MassConfig sheet (create, update, enable, disable and delete). Once actions are added, pressing the Simulate button allows you to check the sheet for errors before applying the mass configuration operation with the Apply button. Any errors that are present in any of the operations is displayed in the corresponding entry in the MassConfig display.

Table 1. MassConfig Display Menu Bar Options
Element Shortcut Action

icon save


Calls Save Display dialogue

icon open


Calls Open Display dialogue

icon mass config import

Import display from MS Excel file

icon export

Export display to MS Excel file

icon mass config wand

Calls New Object Wizard to create a new object or edit an existing object


Select to specify the type of operation (Upsert, Insert, Update, Remove, Enable and Disable)

See the Displays Hands On section for more information on how to use the MassConfig display.

Browser Display

The Browser display shows web pages within the DataStudio display. This can be anything from a local intranet page to a online internet page, the latter requiring internet access of the host. Two different hosted browsers are supported: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Chrome is the default browser. The display can be opened from the Open menu (shortcut Ctrl+B).

Browser Display
Figure 2. Browser Display