Devices can be structured by annotating them with tags. This allows managing large amounts of Assets within a Workspace at once and brings more convenience by setting up Rules that apply to multiple Assets. The following steps are explained in more detail:
Asset Tags can also be used to filter or search for assets within the Asset Inventory.
1. Adding tags during device creation
A tag can be added optionally to a device during device creation. Already existing tags will be displayed on the tag field and can be selected if wanted. Otherwise, a new tag can be created by giving an individual name. Tag names are limited to 64 characters and could stand for a group of sensors such as Temperature, Humidity, or CO2 or for certain rooms or areas like 1st-floor building A.
Asset tags during device creation
2. Adding tags on the device detail page
Tags can be also created on the device detail page of a selected device. A device can have one or multiple tags.
Asset tags on device detail page
3. Adding tags in Tag management section
A tag can be added or edited in the Tag management in the workspace settings. Already existing tags can be viewed and modified. A new tag can be created or a set of new tags can be imported using bulk import (see the template below).
Tag names are limited to 64 characters and have to be unique within a workspace. A tag can stand for a group of sensors such as Temperature, Humidity, or CO2 or for certain rooms or areas like floor1.
A bulk import template for tags can be downloaded here:
Tag bulk import template.csv
4. Use of tags as rule input
Tags can be used as rule input on the Rule Engine.This simplifies the selection of a multiple devices that shall have the same rule logic applied. All existing tags in the Workspace are displayed on the Rule Input as Available tags and can be selected as a Rule Input.
To apply tags as a Rule Input, devices must have the same data schema (topic and data key)