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A variety of types of data can be entered and viewed from the Operator Data Interface.

Equipment Status

There are three Equipment Status categories: Unplanned Downtime, Planned Downtime, and In Cycle. In Cycle is typically hidden by permission since cycle data normally comes from the equipment.

Equipment statuses can be started or ended from these screens. Specific equipment statuses can be defined on the Manage → Equipment Status pages. In addition unknown downtime can be reclassified using the Modify Time Stamp button.

Work Orders

The Work Order view provides a list of Work Orders assigned to the equipment. With the correct expressions applied you can activate, deactivate, or close work orders as well as confirm part counts. The required expressions can be found on the ODI Expressions page.

There are three tasks that can be performed from the Work Order page:

  • Activate a Work Order.
  • Enter Data for the current Shift for the active Work Order.
  • Enter Data for a Specific Day.

Activate a Work Order

Select the Work Order tab on the left of the screen. This will show a list of work orders and the associated operation for the selected equipment**. Selecting a work order from the list will display details such as the assigned part number, the scheduled start date, the due date, and the build quantity.  Click the Activate button to activate the associated work order active and the assigned part number. The screen will then move to the Enter Data for the Current Shift page for the Active Work Order. Once a work order is activated it will appear on the associated equipment screen.

*Please keep in mind that if you have a part number assigned to a Work Order, the part number status must be ENABLED in order to activate the Work Order from the ODI screen.

**Work Orders can be started behind or in advance of the start date by adjusting the time in Work Order Settings. The default is 30 days and the maximum can be set to 90 days.

Work orders are entered and assigned to equipment through the process described here.

Enter Data for the Current Shift for the Active Work Order

The Enter Data for the Current Shift for the Active Work Order page shows some details of the currently active work order such as the build quantity, the operation, the due date and the projected finish. The associated operation can also be made inactive or the work order can be closed. The primary function of the page is to confirm part counts for the operation. Many times the good part counts come automatically from the machine. When this happens the part counts are really counting cycles, not good parts.

ConfirmedThe amount of good and scrap that have previously been confirmed for the operation.
NewThe amount of good and scrap part counts that have been entered since the last time part were confirmed.
To ConfirmBy default, the amount to confirm is the same as the new part counts since the last time parts were confirmed.  However, the quantities can be modified to represent the actual part counts.  Confirming part counts will reset the New quantities. 

Enter Data for a Specific Day

The Enter Data for a Specific Day page is similar to the Enter Data for the Current Shift for the Active Work Order page. The difference is that the work order does not need to be currently active and the time stamp can be set to a previous point in time. This page is used when parts are determined to be good or scrap at a time other than when the parts ran which allows the confirmed parts to more accurately represent what took place on the shop floor.

Part Data

There are three Part related sections; Part Number, Good Part, and Scrap Part. Part Number is used to start or end the active part number. The top section can be used to search for a part number, and if auto add is enabled for part numbers then new part numbers can be added from the ODI screen. Good part quantities can be added or subtracted from the Good Part screen, and scrap quantities can be added or subtracted from the Scrap Part Screen. When scrap quantities are entered a scrap reason can also be specified.  Scrap reason can be defined on the Manage → Scrap Part Count Identifiers page.

Custom Commands

Custom Commands are used to trigger some type of event. For example, a custom command could be used to send an email to maintenance without placing the equipment in a maintenance downtime. Controlling stack lights and triggering integration with external systems are a few other examples of possible uses for a custom command. Custom commands can be defined on the DataXchange → Custom Command page.


The active user running equipment can be tracked with the ODI screen. Users can be associated with equipment by either logging into ODI or by using the User page on the ODI screen.

Users that are added to the ODI User group will show up as a selectable user on the ODI Screen when pressing the User button. If users are not a part of the ODI Users group then they will not show in the list of users on the ODI screen. If there are not any users that are members of the ODI group, then all users will be selectable from within the Operator Data Interface Screen.

Tracking Users with the ODI Screen

The Operator Data Interface provides the ability to track which users are activity working on equipment. The data can be used when running reports to filter what statues and activities happened while a user was active.

Expressions must be assigned to track users from the ODI screen. There are two different ways to start and stop a user record depending on the expressions that have been assigned. Users can login manually using the buttons on the ODI Screen. The second method is to have the users automatically logged in when logging into the ODI application.

Manual Login

To start a user manually first select the associated equipment from the bottom left, then use the top left side of the screen and select the User button. Once that is pressed, a list of users will be displayed. Select the user you would like to start and click Start New Status. The current user is displayed within the information pane of the ODI screen.

Some expressions must be created assigned in to the equipment in order for the manual login to function. If the user is operating multiple machines then the user will need to login to each machine. The required expressions can be found here.

Auto Login

The auto login functionality will automatically login the user that is logged into the ODI screen to all of the equipment assigned to the ODI screen.

The following expressions must be assigned in to the equipment in order for auto login to function. If there are multiple machines assigned to the ODI screen the user will automatically be logged into each machine. The expressions to automatically login a user can be found here.

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