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User Interface "MQTT Data Source"

Within the "MQTT Data Source", a connection to an MQTT Broker can be established in order subscribe to MQTT Topics.

It is possible to define the data reading from MQTT Topics with predefined data models. The currently supported model is "IE Databus - SIMATIC S7", which allows to read data from an Industrial Edge Databus published by an SIMATIC S7 adapter.

The following graphic shows the user interface of the MQTT Data Source:

UI MQTT data source

① Save or cancel settings

② General

③ Settings

④ Data

⑤ Context bar

Parameter table

The following table shows the individual areas and parameters of the "MQTT Data Source" window:

Area Parameter Description
General Name Add an individual name for the data source
Description Add an individual description (optional)
Settings Host Define the host name of the to be connected MQTT Broker
Port Define the port of the to be connected MQTT Broker
User Name Add the username used to connect to the MQTT Broker
Password Add the password used to connect to the MQTT Broker
Data Enabled Enable or disable the data point reading
Type Data format type, which shall be used for the read data within Edge Analytics
Data Name Display name for configurations in Edge Analytics
Tag Name Name of the Tag as defined within the Industrial Edge Adapter
Unit Unit of the data point
Acquisition Cycle Acquisition cycle as defined within the Industrial Edge Adapter

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Last update: April 20, 2022