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    Settings Conflicts Dialog
    Topic posted July 3, 2012 by Sam DrazinExpert, last edited December 6, 2013 by AdminProficient, tagged how-to 
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    Settings Conflicts Dialog
    Description:

    Overview

    The Settings Conflicts dialog is an interface to assist the user in choosing parameters of devices for which the system has conflicting information. Because Wireless Workbench acts as a remote control for Shure hardware, it and the hardware can become out-of-sync in their opinions of parameter values for devices. This dialog gives the user several options to resolve them.

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    When it is Shown

    The Settings Conflicts dialog is shown in several scenarios, which are summarized below:

    1. An online device goes offline. Before it comes back online, either its parameters in Wireless Workbench change, the parameters on the hardware change, or both change such that when it comes back online, the hardware and Wireless Workbench disagree about what certain values of merge-able parameters(1) should be.
    2. In the Inventory view, both an offline and an online instance of a certain device exist. The user then drags-and-drops(2) one of the instances on top of the other, in an attempt to merge their values (ie: taking an offline setup and applying it to hardware once on site).
    3. In scenario #1, when the Settings Conflicts dialog pops up, it represents a pending merge that must be resolved before that device is interacted with. If you choose to dismiss the Settings Conflicts dialog, it will reappear if you attempt to modify that device in any way.

    The Interface

    The Settings Conflicts dialog allows the user to keep parameters for a device from either Wireless Workbench or the hardware. Parameters are grouped into 2 buckets, and can be selected independently for each device in conflict.

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    Parameter Buckets

    Parameters for every device are classified in 2 buckets, "Frequency" and "Settings". For each device in conflict, Frequency and Settings parameters can be chosen from either the hardware or Wireless Workbench. For a full reference of which bucket parameters are classified in, consult the "Frequency and Settings Parameters Per Model" chapter of the Wireless Workbench 6 Help System. To access this page, search for "parameters" in the left sidebar, and find the page within the results below.

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    Frequency Bucket

    The "Frequency" bucket represents all parameters that are directly tied to the frequency value of a device, including Group & Channel, band, and Tx Profile. Note that Frequency parameters will only be available for certain devices with tunable frequency values, like microphone and in-ear monitor systems. Use the toggle buttons in the section labeled "A" in the window below to choose which "Frequency" parameters are kept.

    Settings Bucket

    The "Settings" bucket represents all other parameters that are directly tied to the device, including Channel Name, Device ID, RF Gain, and others. Use the toggle buttons in the section labeled "B" in the window below to choose which "Settings" parameters are kept.

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    Interaction

    To select whether parameters come from the hardware or Wireless Workbench, use the toggle buttons for each bucket of parameters for each device.

    When the button says "From LIVE Devices", this means that the parameters for that device from that bucket will come from the hardware's current settings.

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    When the button says "From OFF-LINE Devices", this means that the parameters for that device from that bucket will come from Wireless Workbench's current settings.

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    Modifying One Device vs. All Devices

    The Settings Conflicts dialog is split into 2 horizontal sections, allowing device-by-device granularity of choosing parameters to keep, or a global choice for all devices in conflict.

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    In section "C" of the window above, Frequency and Settings parameters can be set for all devices in conflict. In section "D", Frequency and Settings parameters can be chosen on a device-by-device basis.

    Committing Parameters

    Once each device has been configured to receive the appropriate Frequency and Settings parameters, pressing the "Apply" button next to each individual device (as in section "D" above) will update both the hardware and Wireless Workbench to the proper values, and remove that device from the Settings Conflicts dialog. If it was the only device in conflict, then the Settings Conflicts dialog will close, as all conflicts will have been resolved.

    If Frequency and Settings parameter values for all devices have been set using the toggle buttons in section "C", pressing the "Apply to All" button (as in section "C" above) will update both the hardware and Wireless Workbench to the proper values, and close the Settings Conflicts dialog, as all conflicts will have been resolved.

    (1) Consult the "Frequency and Settings Parameters Per Model" section of the Wireless Workbench 6 Help system for a full list of merge-able parameters for all networked Shure devices.

    (2) Consult the "Merge Offline and Live Devices" section of the Wireless Workbench 6 Help system for more information on the mechanics of drag-and-drop merging.

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