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Mapping an aspect to a datasource for MindConnect IoT2040

Data mapping means matching the variables of an aspect with the respective data points of a datasource.

  • Variables of an aspect represent the Industrial IoT data.
  • Data points of a datasource represent the data of the MindConnect IoT2040.

To use the data of your MindConnect IoT2040 you have to map them to the respective variables of an aspect.

Requirement

You have created an asset based on your desired aspect and asset type.

Browser compatibility

Microsoft Edge browser do have some issues with the user interface (example: "Mapping"). Use another browser like, "Chrome" or "Firefox".

Data mapping can be done in following ways:

Map a variable to a datapoint by using in-cell mapping functionality

To map a variable to a datapoint by using in-cell mapping functionality, follow these steps:

  1. Select the asset in the "Assets" tab, for example: "Wind turbine1".
  2. Click the MindConnect IoT2040 Plugin icon.
  3. Click "No mapping available" to map a variable in the Data configuration view for the datapoints added. Data Mapping row
  4. Enter and select the variable to map the datapoint. link-variable-mcsa

Note

Only data types that match exactly with the aspects and variables are available. If they are different, the aspect can’t be connected to the datapoint.

Map a variable to a data point from "Advance Mappings" or "Datapoint Mapping" option

To map a variable to a data point by "Advance Mappings" or "Datapoint Mapping" or "Advance Mappings" option, follow these steps:

  1. Select the asset in the "Assets" tab, for example: "Wind turbine1".
  2. Click the MindConnect IoT2040 Plugin icon.
  3. Click "Datapoint Mapping" as shown in the image.
    Data Mapping option

To map a datapoint to a datasource by "Advance mapping", select the "Advance mapping" option on the Mindconnect IoT2040 plugin homepage. The below image displays the Advance mapping option.
Advance mapping

4.Enter the variable to map in the Assets tab to select the variable and click "Add Mapping".
Data mapping option 1

In "Advance mapping", select the datapoint to be mapped in the datapoint window before selecting the variable.
Configure Data Mappings.

5.To map multiple datapoint, select an another variable to be mapped and click "Add Mapping".
Configure multiple mapping

Result

The datapoint is now mapped to the variable. User can also perform mappings for multiple datapoints.

The following graphic shows a data mapped variable:

view-configuration-window-IoT2040

The following graphic shows a Multiple data mapped variable:

Multiple Data point result


Last update: May 14, 2024