2-5. Types of Messages.
Messages displayed in a routine are divided into advisory and action messages. Advisory messages (a
below) describe general operating information, equipment status, and general information that supports the
action messages (b below). Action messages contain instructions that an operator must perform to accomplish
an operating or configuration routine. All the messages that can be displayed are listed and explained
a. Advisory Messages. These messages are normally displayed on line 1 or line 2 of the displayed
message. There are two types of advisory messages.
(1) Information Messages. The information message provides the operator with status or operating
information. This type of message does not request specific operator actions. If you do not understand
(2) Command Message. The command message informs you that you will need to perform a pro-
cedure, or step, that is not normally performed as part of a routine.
b. Action Messages. These messages appear during an operating or configuration routine and require
an operator action. All action messages have a prompt displayed. There are two types of action messages.
(1) Selection Message. The selection message directs you to make one or more selections. When
the selection is made, number pressed appears to right of prompt.
LOCAL/REMOTE MUX SELECTION >
LOCALMUX=0 RMUX 1=1 RMUX 2=2
(2) Entry Message. The entry message directs you to enter data at the locations (entry points)
indicated by the prompt. In multiple-entry messages, as each entry point is completed prompt appears
at the next entry point to be performed.