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How to control what source name data is logged under when configuring a Data Recorder Module?

Issue
Is it possible to change the source name that logged data is associated with when setting up a Data Recorder Module?

Product Line
ION Enterprise 6.0 / Struxureware Power Monitoring 7.0.x / Power Monitoring Expert 7.2.x / Power Monitoring Expert 8.x

Environment
Designer / ION Setup meter programming

Resolution
When linking a source to a Data Recorder Module, the naming convention below can be used to modify the source name that the logged data will be associated with.

"Measurement@Group.Device"

** When creating custom measurement labels only use alphanumeric characters such as 1,2,3,a,b,c, and underscores.  Special characters such as !,#, or $ cannot be written to the SQL databases successfully and will cause System Log Events showing the text below **

"failed to write config info to database because 'Could not add measurement map entry.'. Will retry in 60s"

This convention can be used with devices which are currently within the Management Console or to create a new virtual device which does not yet exist.

Example:
"kWh@Substation_1.Meter_4"

This scenario will log the source value as the known measurement "kWh" under the device name "Substation_1.Meter_4". In this case, "Substation_1" is the group and "Meter_4" is the name.

An Arithmetic Module is used to link its output to a Data Recorder Module as shown below:


It is important to note the device name, whether a physical meter or virtual, that comes after the @ symbol.  This will control the source that should be selected when either configuring a Data Log Viewer through Vista or running a Report to view the historical data.

NOTE: Default measurement labels should be used when naming registers as this will ensure compatibility with other PME features.
For a list of 'Official' StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert, See article FA233509
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