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To schedule a new calendar event, follow these steps:

  1. To create a calendar event, open the Calendar widget.

  2. Click the Create Event button ().

    The Create Event page appears.

  3. Enter the calendar event details including the following:

    • Event Name – sets the event name that appears in the different views (not required to be unique).
    • All Day – sets a calendar event as an all-day event for a specified date. If this option is selected, the calendar event cannot be specified for a date and time range.
    • Select Color – allows the event to appear color-coded on the calendar from a palette.
    • Priority – sets the priority to Normal, or a value from 1 (highest) to 16 (lowest).

      Note: With SmartServer IoT 2.7 Update 1, the priority default setting is Normal. With the Normal priority setting, if no other event is defined, the event with a Normal priority remains active. If a priority is set (1-16), the event scheduler relinquishes to the next higher priority event that is defined. 

    • Action – sets datapoint value or datapoint preset (presets are available with SmartServer release 2.8 or higher). If Set datapoint preset is selected, additional entries for Datapoints and Preset type should be selected from the drop-down list. If the selected preset is not applicable for any of the selected datapoints, an error flag ( )and a tooltip that says "This datapoint won't be saved because selected preset isn't applicable for it" will appear for those datapoints.
    • Target – sets the target, which may be a datapoint, datapoint list, or a favorite filter (the favorites defined for the Datapoint Browser). For example, you could create a filter for all set-point input datapoints on all devices with a VAV controller device type, in the Floor 1 zone.
    • Stagger – sets the number of seconds (a non-zero, positive integer value) between updating each target governed by that schedule. 
    • Value – for a datapoint value, specifies a scalar value, a string value, or a structure of a selected datapoint type. The datapoint type selector lists all available datapoint types. If the Use localization option is enabled (check the option from the Settings button [] located on the main CMS dashboard), and the datapoint has a localization rule configured (Datapoint Properties Widget → LOCALIZATION tab), then the Value input displays and expects a local value; otherwise, the IAP value is used.
    • Tags – sets a list of user-defined names that you can use to organize events into logical groups based on the tag names you specify. You can filter events based on tags along with other parameters. If you filter events based on a tag, the CMS only displays events with the specified tag in its Tags list.

  4. Click NEXT.

    The view that appears allows you to schedule a calendar event  based on a date and time as an all-day event for a specified date, or for a specified date and time range. 

    This view appears allowing you to define the starting date and time if you selected All Day.

    This view appears allowing you to define the date and time range for the calendar event if you did not select All Day.

  5. If you selected All Day in the previous step, define the starting date and time.


    If you did not select All Day in the previous step, enter the date and time range for the calendar event. Calendar events that are defined for a date and time range can be based on a fixed, local time, or based on sunrise and sunset time. 

    Calculating sunrise and sunset times

    The SmartServer calculates sunrise and sunset times based on the latitude and longitude entered for the SmartServer, and a calculated time of the transition from nautical twilight to civil twilight for sunrise, and the transition from civil twilight to nautical twilight for sunset. This transition occurs at an elevation angle of 6° below the horizon. To verify the latitude and longitude settings for your SmartServer, see Verifying the SmartServer Location in the Configure Your SmartServer section. See also Verifying the SmartServer Timezone in the Configure Your SmartServer section to verify that your SmartServer is set to the appropriate timezone for your location prior to scheduling events.

    Use the Offset pulldowns to select Local Time, Sunrise, or Sunset

    For the Local Time selection, specify the calendar event starting and ending times. For the Sunrise/Sunset selection, specify whether the event should begin and end before or after sunrise/sunset using the pulldowns, and specify the time offset as hour (hh) and minutes (mm) before or after sunrise/sunset.

    Local Time selection

    Sunrise/Sunset selection

  6. Click NEXT.

  7. Set the Repeat option for the calendar event as follows:
    • No Repeat
    • Daily
    • Every Weekday
    • Every Weekend Day
    • Weekly on the day of the week for the start day
    • Monthly on the day of the week and week number within the month for the start day
    • Custom weekly repeat
      • selectable day of the week
      • selectable end date may be none, a specific date, or a specific number of repeats
    • Custom monthly repeat
      • selectable day of the month or the week number and day of the week
      • selectable month may be every month, every even month, or every odd month
      • selectable end date may be none, a specific date, or a specific number of repeats

  8. Click SAVE.

    The new event is added to the calendar.

For information on how to display, edit, copy, or delete a calendar event, see Managing the Calendar.

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