Managing and Using Device Types

Device types enable you to have different types of devices.  A device can be linked to only one device type. A device type is useful to create additional data fields to be presented in the portal or to help with data processing in workflows.

Linking device types can be done manually or programmatically.

This article describes how to manage device types within the portal as a Super Admin. To learn how to manage device types through our JavaScript endpoints, go to CRUD Device Types.

Each section assumes you are logged in as a Super Admin.

Create a device type

  1. Go to Device Types
  2. Click Create Device Type
  3. Enter a Name for the device type and click SaveScreen_Shot_2020-05-08_at_1.47.56_PM.png
  4. Click your new Device Type in the table to add more information and update. See "Update a device type" section for more details.

 

Retrieve all device types

  1. Go to Device Types

Update a device type

  1. Go to Device Types
  2. Click device type in the table that you would like to update.
  3. Change information and click Update.Screen_Shot_2020-05-08_at_3.56.52_PM.png

Parameter Explanation:

  •  Image URL - Can be used as default image when device with this device type is displayed in a portal dashboard page.
  • Platform Tag / Platform Tag Value - this pair of parameters can be used in workflows for linking the device type programatically. e.g. When device sends Platform Tag with specified Platform Tag Value, it can trigger a workflow to link that device with this device type.

 *Do you need to change this page? You can disable this page in Developer > Advanced Config  and create a custom page with your own parameters.

 

Link device type to device

  1. Go to Devices
  2. Click on Device
  3. Choose Device Type and click Update Device Type Screen_Shot_2020-05-08_at_4.29.33_PM.png

 *Do you need to change this page? You can disable this page in Developer > Advanced Config  and create a custom page with your own parameters.

 

Delete a device type

  1. Go to Device Types
  2. Click device type in the table that you would like to delete
  3. Click Delete Device Type