Measure long elapsed periods with Analytics Builder

What product/components do you use and which version/fix level are you on?

Analytics Builder 10.15

Is your question related to the free trial, or to a production (customer) instance?


What are you trying to achieve? Please describe it in detail.

The customer wants to monitor, if an alarm was not achnowledged or cleared during a predefined period. Therefore, we thought about using Analytics Builder to create a new model with the Duration Block. As in the documentation for this block is written, to set the amount of time in seconds, I want to know if you see any concerns about defining a much longer elapsed time frame, like multiple weeks in seconds.

Do you get any error messages? Please provide a full error message screenshot and log file.

No, just happy about experts knowledge exchange.

Have you installed all the latest fixes for the products and systems you are using?


Hi Yvonne,

as Analytics Builder keeps the state in memory, it is probably not the best approach to handle such long timeouts. I would suggest to use EPL Apps as this also allows you to easily deal with existing alarms when the app starts. I can think of two options here:

  • For every incoming alarm (using FindAlarm during startup and subscription later), start a listener with a timeout.
  • On a schedule fetch all alarms and check if they are active for longer than expected.

Best regards,


This topic was automatically closed 180 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.