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The MessagesType is used to define the object sending events. These events are used for errors, warnings and messages.

The MessagesType is formally defined in Table 64.

Table 64 – MessagesType Definition

Attribute Value        
BrowseName MessagesType        
IsAbstract False        
References Node Class BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Other
Subtype of the 0:BaseObjectType defined in OPC 10000-5 i.e. inheriting the InstanceDeclarations of that Node.          
0:GeneratesEvent ObjectType AlertType      
0:GeneratesEvent ObjectType NotificationEventType      
Conformance Units          
MachineTool Notification – Errors and Alerts          

To differentiate between errors, warnings and messages on the interface, the following convention shall be used, with regard to the recommendations in OPC 10000-5:

Errors have a high Severity between 667 and 1000 and are using an AlertType.

Warnings have a medium Severity between 334 and 666 and are using an AlertType.

Messages have a low Severity lower or equal to 333 and are using a NotificationEventType.

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