Create/Edit/Delete Templates

Template is a placeholder for a semantic group. It enables you to create a number of identical semantic groups which contain the same type of data. Template includes:

  • Attributes - provides additional information about semantic group
  • Sensors - sensor’s data feeds
  • Actuators - actuator’s data
  • Alarms - alarms set on device’s hardware

Create Template

To create semantic group template:

  • Click on the button
  • You will jump to Create templates screen

  • Enter template name in Template name text field
  • Drop the icon file from your PC with Drop file here option

or

  • Click Browse and you will jump to your PC files
  • Choose the icon and it will appear in the box

The main window displays the following tabs: Attributes, Sensors, Actuators and Alarms - allowing you to create a template which can become a foundation for the semantic group you would like to create.

Attributes Template Tab

Attribute template tab is a plain, empty base used to create attributes which describe semantic group.

To create new attribute template:

  • Go to Attributes template tab
  • Click on the button

  • New Add attribute window will pop up

  • Enter the name of the attribute in the appropriate text field
  • Choose type of the attribute: Numeric, String, Boolean, Location

  • If you check Attribute required box, it is mandatory to add an attribute in the process of making a semantic group

  • Click Create to confirm the action
  • New attribute template will be displayed with its name, type and requirement at the Attribute tab box
  • You can add an infinite number of templates

Sensors Template Tab

Sensors template tab is a plain base used as a foundation for the sensor you would like to add. To create new sensor template:

  • Go to Sensors template tab
  • Click on the button

  • New Add sensor window will pop up

  • Enter sensor name in the appropriate text field
  • Choose reading type from a drop-down list

  • Enter unit, or choose one from a drop-down list
  • Click Create to confirm the action
  • New sensor template will be displayed with its name, reading type and unit
  • You can add an infinite number of sensors

Actuators Template Tab

Actuators template tab is a base used as a foundation for the actuator you would like to add. To create new actuator template:

  • Go to Actuators template tab
  • Click on + button

  • New Add actuator window will pop up

  • Enter actuator name in the appropriate text field
  • Choose its reading type: Switch, Count or String

  • Click Create to confirm the action
  • New actuator template will be displayed with its name and reading type
  • You can add an infinite number of templates

Alarms Template Tab

Alarms template tab is a base used as a foundation for the alarm you would like to add. To create new alarm template:

  • Go to Alarms template tab
  • Click on the button

  • New Add alarm window will pop up

  • Enter the name of the alarm
  • Click Create to confirm the action
  • New alarm template will be displayed with its name
  • You can add an infinite number of templates

After you have entered all the information needed, click Save. Your semantic group template will be created.

Edit Template

Any aspect of the template you created can be modified, including its name, description, icon, and any Attribute, Sensor, Actuator or Alarm you may have included.

  • Go to the Templates tab
  • Click on template you would like to modify
  • Create template screen will open
  • Edit your template
  • Click Save to confirm changes
  • Template with modifications you have made will be displayed in the Templates tab

Delete Template

To delete Template:

  • Hover over Template you would like to delete
  • Delete button will appear

  • Click on it
  • New window will pop up asking you to confirm the action

  • Click Delete
  • Template will be deleted from the Templates tab