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Mapping an aspect to a datasource for MindConnect Nano

Data mapping means matching 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 Nano.

To use the data of your MindConnect Nano 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 functionality

To map a variable to a datapoint by using in-cell "No Mapping available" functionality, follow these steps:

  1. Select the asset in the "Assets" tab, for example: "Wind turbine1".
  2. Click the MindConnect Nano 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 the "Datapoint Mapping" option

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

  1. Select the asset in the "Assets" tab, for example: "Wind turbine1".
  2. Click the MindConnect Nano Plugin icon.
  3. Click "Datapoint Mapping" as shown in the image. Data Mapping option
  4. Enter the mapping variable in the Assets tab to select the variable and click "Add Mapping". Data mapping option 1
  5. To map multiple datapoint, select another variable to be mapped and click "Add Mapping". The below show the multiple data 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-Nano

The following graphic shows a Multiple data mapped variable:

Multiple Data point result


Last update: February 16, 2024