This article details how to create and manage Events to help turn data and analytics into real-world actions.
What are Events?
Events are user-created items that document opportunity investigations, findings and work down to specific tasks. Events can be updated, shared, commented on and tracked over time to support the physical side of this workflow, helping turn data and analytics into real-world actions. Events are managed in the events feature of the Platform.
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Events are often identified by reviewing alerts, but can also come from reviewing data contained elsewhere on the Platform, or elsewhere.
Simply speaking, the events feature of the Platform is where the benefits of the data processing and analysis come to fruition.
Events are usually supported with quantitative data in the form of attachments and links. This quantitative data is normally sourced from Platform features, but can come from external sources.
Creating an Event Directly from Platform Data
Events can be easily created from events or any of the Platform’s main data analysis features, namely ‘Alerts Analysis’, ‘Site Analysis’, ‘Control’ and the ‘Overview’.
All events created from these features are accompanied by a 'snapshot' of the user editable active view to act as the quantitative event support.
The straightforward process of creating an event from each of these features requires the following steps:
- Select the 'Create an Event' button from either the page navigation header or context menu, depending on feature.
- Select the area of interest on the page; this will form the quantitative attachment for the event.
- Optionally, annotate the information to provide additional insights.
- Save the snapshot and create or update the event.
The process for events created from a data analysis view starts by defining the attached snapshot. This snapshot can be attached to an existing event by selecting one from the drop down list during the saving process, like in Figure 64.
Platform data included as a 'snapshot' in an event is more that a simple screenshot. Apart from being annotateable, snapshots contain special links that recreate the Alerts Analysis or Site Analysis view that they were created from. This enables users to easily perform additional reviews down the track, either by changing the date range or adding additional sensors.
Figure 63. Creating an Events from a Data Analysis View.
Figure 64. Event Details.
Creating an Event in Events
Users can also create an event by navigating to the events view and selecting 'Create an Event', like in figure 65. The process is then the same as above, minus the snapshot addition. Once the event is created, users can manually attach any files of their choosing.
Users can manage, edit and track existing events in the Platform’s events feature. General details shown in the table overview below can be edited from the overview.
Figure 65. Events Overview Page.
Clicking on an event expands it, displaying more information and creating a blue button that opens up an individual ‘event view’ where users can edit details, make and respond to comments, add attachments, make tasks and assign them to other users.
Figure 66. Event View.
As described above, attachments generated from Platform data contain special links that can recreate the Alerts Analysis or Site Analysis view that they were created from. These links can be accessed by expanding the attachment and clicking 'Go to Site/Alert Analysis'.