The Info360 Data Collector (available in Info360 Suite) provides a method accessing live data that comes in file format rather than standard database data.

This is used for Updatable Sensors which are especially suitable for importing hydraulic model results.

The Data Collector can upload files in one of three formats so far: CSV, XML, or JSON.

The Data Collector is set to look for new files at a set location (accessible to the Info360 server) on a routine basis and upload the included data to an Updatable Sensor.

Setup

To set up a Data Collector service, there must first be an Updatable Sensor created which will receive the data. Refer to the Sensor Data setup content on setting up sensors.

Click Add New Info360 Data Collector to open the New/Edit window for setting up a Data Collector.

  

Field

Description

Data Collector Name

Enter the name for the Data Collector; this must be unique from other Data Collectors.

Associated Updatable Sensor

Provides a dropdown list of existing updatable sensors. Each Data Collector must point to one updatable sensor, and each updatable sensor can receive data from one data collector.

Type

The dropdown list accepts either CSV, XML, or JSON format files.

Click the icon to download a sample file of the specified file type in the format which Info360 expects.

Data Source Path

Specify the path where the data files will be stored. This must be accessible to the Info360 server. Appropriate paths include URLs or a local folder on the machine that hosts the Info360 server.

Click the  icon to test the connection to the specified path.

Collect Interval

The Data Collector will check for new files at the Data Source Path at a frequency of the Collect Interval. The above specifies 600 seconds; this will cause the data collector to check every 5 minutes for new files.

Date Time Field

Specifies the field in the data file which contains the date and time of each data point.

Channel Field

Specifies the field in the data file which contains the values to be plotted (e.g. tank level, flow rate, etc.).

Tag Field and Value

(optional) Multiple sensors can be included in one file by specifying tags. A unique Tag Value can be associated to each sensor and specified in the Tag field of the data. The example above will only retrieve rows of data where "BVANN_TK_1216_LT01_HG" is found in the "Tagname" field.

Additional Filter

(optional) If additional filters exist in the data file, they can be included. The example above shows that only data points where the "DataQuality" field equals "Good" will be imported.