Adding a data source

To receive the data of your MindConnect Element you need to add a data source. The data source specifies the protocol and reading cycle that is used to transfer the data from your asset to the MindConnect Element. Within the data source, you enter the IP address of the asset inside of your network.

Requirement

  • You have created an asset and an aspect.

  • You have enabled the connection to the MindConnect Element.

  • You have the IP address of the asset inside of your network.

Procedure

To add a data source to an asset of type MindConnect, e. g. "Generator", follow these steps:

  1. Click on the asset in the "Assets" tab, e. g. "Wind turbine".

  2. Click on the asset icon, e. g. "MindConnect Nano".

  3. Click "Add new data sources".

    • The window to enter the protocol data is opened

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    NOTE

    • The default reading cycle is 86400 seconds, which is one day.

    • You can find additional information on supported protocols in the chapter Configuring protocols.

  4. Enter data source data and confirm with "Accept".

  5. To save the data source click "Save".

Result

You have now created a new data source. The new data source is available at the asset details of your MindConnect Element.

The following graphic shows the added data source:

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