The first step in Cloud Logging is setting up a data source. This is done by selecting a communication protocol and defining the variables. This article shows you how to do this for communication via a digital signal, using the x500 IoT gateway’s Digital Input (DI). View the installation manual for wiring information.
- Select a communication protocol
- Add variables (new, import)
- Test variables
- Manage variables (export, duplicate, remove)
Select a communication protocol
You first have to select a “communication protocol” over which you want to receive your data, which is the x500 IoT gateway’s own Digital Input in this case.
- Go to [Devices] in the main menu, select the concerning device, open its [Services] tab, and press [Add service].
- Name the target “x500 IoT gateway”, leave the IP adress empty, and press [Next].
- Select your service type: [Data source].
- Select the communication protocol “SMTP/GPIO“. Press [Add].
Once you’ve added a Data Source and selected a communication protocol, you can add the x500 IoT gateway’s Digital Input as variable. This is done in the configurator tool, specifically designed to quickly add, duplicate, import, export, and remove variables.
- Go to [Devices] in the main menu, select the concerning device, open its [Services] tab, and edit the target’s services.
- Select [Data source], and press [Open configurator].
- To add a variable press [Add variable] and then [Add new variable].
- Enter the variable name “Digital input“, data type “Boolean“, communication protocol “GPIO” and press [Add].
- Finally, press [Push changes] in the config tab to complete the setup.
The test utility is used to check if all the added variables are set correctly. It shows the status of every variable and displays the variables’ latest values if everything is configured correctly. If not, it’ll show an error message.
- In the configurator press [Run test].
A connection will now be set up to stream the data directly to your computer, using:
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When the connection is set up and all variables are set correctly, it should look like this:
You can view all defined variables in a list view or table view. Multiple variables can be selected by pressing the icon on the left, or you can select all by pressing […]. These can then be removed, duplicated, or exported to a CSV file.