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# If you actuate a schedule, can you use it in another program afterwards or do you have to input it as a Sensor first?

I am making a schedule, for example, if CO2 is higher than 800 ppm (from a sensor), I want a certain schedule (year) to be set to 1. If not it should be set to 0.

The same for another schedule for the temperature, if it is above 25 degrees Celsius; the schedule should be 1 and if not it should be 0.

But afterwards I want the schedules that I actuated (temp and CO2) which consists of only 1's and 0's to be used in another Program.

For this program I want a venting schedule that can read if the actuated schedules are both or one of both equal to 1, so that the venting schedule can say 1. So that this schedule can be used in my AirflowNetwork per zone.

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( 2016-05-19 16:21:43 -0500 )edit

Tagging is done in the tag section, not the post itself.

( 2016-05-20 05:17:53 -0500 )edit

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I assume you're talking about EnergyManagementSystem (If so, please tag your question with ems).

I see two ways:

• You just need to define actuators for that because you don't need to have several programs... All can be defined in the same one.
• If you want to do it at different calling points, then it is a valid point to have multiple programs and then yes you need to define it as a sensor as well
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