Importing data source configurations for MindConnect Nano/IoT2040

To receive the data from MindConnect Nano/IoT2040, add a data source with corresponding datapoints. You can also upload a file for faster import of the configuration or download the template file.

Prerequisites

The prerequisites to configure the data sources are:

  • Asset and aspect are created.

  • MindConnect Nano/IoT2040 is connected.

  • Prepare a file to import according to the following guidelines.

  • Check the structure in the template file. It differs for each plugin type, but similar with its basic format. The below given example is a basic structure in the template file:

    DS; datasource-nameX;datasource-description
    DP; dp-name1;dp-description;LONG;dp-unit
    DP; dp-name2;dp-description;LONG;dp-unit
    DP; dp-name3;dp-description;LONG;dp-unit
    DS; datasource-nameX;datasource-description
    DP; dp-name1;dp-description;LONG;dp-unit
    DP; dp-name2;dp-description;LONG;dp-unit
    DP; dp-name3;dp-description;LONG;dp-unit

Procedure

To import the data source configuration for an asset of the type MindConnect Nano/IoT2040, follow these steps:

  1. In the "Assets" tab, click asset. For example, "Wind turbine".

  2. In "Connectivity" section, click MindConnect Nano/IoT2040 plugin. For example, "MindConnect Nano".

  3. To configure the data source, click "Configure your data sources" or "Enter edit mode" if the data source is already created.

  4. To import a file, click "Import configuration".

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    NOTE

    • To check the format of the data configuration file before importing the configuration, download the template file by clicking download template.

    • The template file consists of an example data configuration. In the below given screenshot, the information related to data source and datapoint declarations for S7 and it can switch to each protocol from the bottom of the file (e.g S7, OpcUa, modbus-tcp, etc).

    • The supported protocols for import and export configurations are S7, OPC UA, Modbus-TCP, Rockwell and System.

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  5. To save and configure MindConnect Nano/IoT2040, click "Save".

    NOTE

    • Track the errors or warnings from “Import Configuration” or “Export Configuration”.

Result

Data source configuration are imported. The new data sources will be available at the asset details of MindConnect Nano/IoT2040.

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