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Object Tree

The Object Tree is used to overview and manage all objects and instances.

The explanation of the context menu of the different instances can be found in the Basics.

Color Codes

In the Object Tree the status of the objects is displayed with color codes.

Black font:
Everything is normal and the object is displayed in the WebFront.

__ Light gray font:__
Everything is normal and the object does not appear in the WebFront.

Dark gray background:
The event is inactive

Gray exclamation point:
The object is inactive.

Light gray exclamation point:
A parent instance of the object is inactive.

Red exclamation mark:
The object has an error condition.

Bright exclamation mark:
A parent instance has an error condition.

Red exclamation point and light red font:
The object could not be created by IP-Symcon and is erroneous.

Additional Functions

If a time is monitored in the Object Tree, a tooltip that show the complete data can be shown by hovering over the time.

Menu Items

Add Object

Via the dialog new objects can be created in the main category. Alternatively, by right-clicking on the desired position in the object tree, an object can be added to this position. The respective object types are described in more detail in the Basics.

Search ID

You can search for an ObjectID using the search dialog. If found, the object tree automatically jumps to the ID you are looking for and selects it.


Here you can quickly switch between the logical, physical, and list view.

Logic Tree View
The logical view displays all objects within IP Symcon. The structure created here will later also be used as the basis for displaying the WebFront. Objects can be moved via drag & drop.

Physical Tree view
The physical view displays only disconnected and I/O instances at the top level. In the I/O area, the devices are represented in the structure of the actual physical connection. The structure is illustrated under Parent instances. (I/O -> Gateway -> Device) Unconnected instances include those that are not physically present.

List View
All objects except for categories are displayed in the list view. These can be sorted in ascending or descending order for any column. When sorting by "Updated" you can directly see what is currently happening on the system and which scripts, events, variables etc. are being updated/executed. When sorting by location/object, type, or value, these are sorted alphabetically and offer the opportunity to quickly gain an overview and to find and edit searched objects.


Here the visibility of certain objects in the object tree can be switched on and off to set the overview or focus to specific types.


Overview functionality to enable and disable the displayed columns.

Quick filter

When entering the search field, the quick filter is automatically activated. This can be switched on and off again by clicking on the quick filter. It is only searched in the column "Location/Object".

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