Message window

Global Windows


The message window displays the contents of events that occurred when you were using Asprova APS such as during data loading, rescheduling and so on.


Item

The message window provides the following items:

Level

Severity level of the event occurred.

Description

Specific description of the event occurred.
Depending on the type of the message, the message is shown hierarchically.
If you left-click on [+] on the left of the hierarchical message, messages at one level lower than the current message are expanded and displayed. If you left-click on [-], the messages at the lower level are closed.

If you double-click the warning or the message error, Message Detail Dialog will appear.
When the corresponding objects exist with other messages appearing, the table of targeted object will be displayed.

For properties of the message window, click here as well.


Setting of message output method

The message output method can be selected in the “Message Form” properties (Settings tab) in the project settings. ( After Ver.12.0.3 )

 FlatDisplay messages in flat form ignoring the structure of the scheduling parameter. This is the form before Ver.13.
 Same structure as scheduling parameterDisplay messages in the same structure as the scheduling parameter. The number of errors and warnings will be aggregated. Ver.13 restricted features.

Flat

When the scheduling parameters are executed, messages are output in a flat structure independently of the hierarchical structure of the scheduling parameters.

 

Same structure as scheduling parameter

When the scheduling parameters are executed, messages are output in the same hierarchical structure as the scheduling parameters.

Moreover, if errors, such as improper assignment within the schedule period, occur when the scheduling parameters are executed, the number of errors and the number of warnings are added in text form to the messages issued while the scheduling parameters are executed, and if the number of errors is 1 or more, “Level” changes to “Error” and the icon changes.

Example when error occurs


Example when no error occurs


The “Assignment times” is the number of times an operation has been assigned. When an operation is assigned once, then unassigned, and then assigned again, it is counted as 2.


Log output function for investigating the cause of assignment failure

If, when performing assignment to a given resource candidate, assignment could not be done within the assignment period, the count of causes of failure during tentative assignment is displayed.

If the assignment direction is forward, the EST serving as the starting point for searching for the assigned position is output, and if the assignment direction is backward, the LET serving as the starting point for searching for the assigned position is output. This makes it easy to find out why an assignment failed and which setting needs to be checked.


The following messages are provided according to the property that causes the assignment failure.

PropertyTableMessage
Start/End time round unitResourceFailed to find spare time on the resource whose Start/end time round unit is fulfilled during tentative assignment.
Resource lockResource/Integrated master editorThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet Resource lock constraint)
Time Constraint MAXIntegrated Master EditorThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet Time Constraint MAX)
Allowed start timeResourceThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet resouces' [Allow start time] or [Allow start dates or days of the week])
Allowed start dates or days of the weekResourceThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet resouces' [Allow start time] or [Allow start dates or days of the week])
Dynamical setupSetupThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to adjust changeover tasks of nearby operations)
Never flagSetupThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Caused by the [Never flag] of setup tables)
Production suspend time MAXResourceThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet Max suspend time)
Setup suspend time MAXResourceThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet Max suspend time)
Teardown suspend time MAXResourceThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet Max suspend time)
MAX suspend time between setup and productionResourceThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet Max suspend time)
MAX suspend time between teardown and productionResourceThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet Max suspend time)
Required Resource QuantityIntegrated Master EditorFailed to find continuous spare time with enough resource quantity during tentative assignment.
Furnace resourceResourceThe number of attempts during tentative assignment : %1 (Failed to meet Furnace resource constraint)

Further, even if [Assignment message level] is set to other than [Detailed] in the project settings, the same detailed message as for [Detailed] is output for operations that failed to be assigned.


Schedule evaluation output in the message window

When the schedule evaluation command is run, part of the output is shown in the message window.
By default, the following items are output:

Target sales orders
Target mfg. orders
Target operations
Production lead time average (per order)
Late manufacturing orders
Average wait time
Average wait time (move time, etc. subtracted)
Setup time

You can choose which of these items to display in the 'Message' tab of the scheduling parameters settings.



Message Window Operations

If a displayed message shows an object related to the message, double-clicking on the message will display the target object in a table view.

You can change width of each column in the message window.
Placing the mouse cursor on the boundary of columns on the column header part and dragging the mouse to the right or left with the left mouse button held down increase or decrease the width.


Style settings Ver.13 restricted feature

Style settings can be made even in the message window (Ver. 12.0.3 and later).
The style settings in the message window can be managed separately from the style settings in the [Table View]-[Style] table.

 


Zoom

Clicking on the message window and rolling the mouse wheel with holding down the Ctrl key will display the message window at a different zoom factor. If the mouse does not have a wheel, you can change the zoom factor by specifying a value for the Zoom property in the properties window.


Popup menu

Right-clicking the mouse on each area of the message window invokes a corresponding popup menu.

Column Header Popup Menu

Message Column Popup Menu

Body Part Popup Menu


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