Welcome to InfoTiles! Upon logging into InfoTiles for the first time and creating your first device, you should set up your roles in the organisation and metadata.
In short, metadata gives structure to your assets or devices and enriches information containing in each payload. Each metadata denotes the type of data and its value that will be included in the entry. Designing your metadata is a critical step for efficient device management and data analysis. It is thus required an Admin role.
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Step 1: Set up the Admin role
You will need to request the person who needs Admin role to give you their User ID. Learn more How to obtain your User ID.
From the main navigation on the left sidebar in Klink App
1. Select Settings, then User Roles
2. Click the "Add an admin" button
3. Enter the User ID, Name and Email of the person who needs Admin role.
4. Click the "Add Admin" button to complete the action.
Step 2: Set up Default Metadata
Default metadata is required when adding IoT devices.
For some default metadata, InfoTiles provide a preset of terms. This applies to:
- Equipment types
You have options to show or hide terms in this metadata.
However, Zones are localised for each region/area. It is thus required to be set up before you can add your devices.
To add Zones, from the main navigation on the left sidebar of Klink App:
1. Select Settings, select Metadata Management
2. On the 5th row, click "Set terms"
3. On the page to set terms for Zones, add a term. Click "Add new row" to add more terms.
4. Remember to click Save changes to complete the action.
Step 3: Set up Custom Metadata
Let’s quickly recap where we are.
So far, we have assigned an admin to Klink App, and we’ve set up zones that locate devices. The next step is to define what type of information associated with IoT devices that are uniquely used by your organisation. This is done by adding custom metadata.
To add custom metadata:
Click the “Create New” button and select the type of data.
InfoTiles currently supports a number of fields:
Give the new field the name. In this example, “Lifecycle”
- Option "Accept only specified values":
- When this checkbox is ticked: you will create a list for this metadata. Later on, when adding new devices or editing devices, you or other users can only select values that are specified here.
- When this checkbox is unticked, you or other users can freely input any values.
In this example, we would like to allow only 3 values for Lifecycle, including Pilot, Operation and Testing. Therefore, the checkbox is ticked.
4. Click "Next" to add Validations
- Required: tick this checkbox will enforce other users to input a value when adding/editing a device
5. When finished, click the "Create field" button.
Your metadata should look like so:
6. If you tick the checkbox at 3. Accept only specified values, repeat Set term steps in Step 2: Set up Default Metadata to add Pilot, Operation and Testing as terms of metadata Lifecyle
Yay! We finish setting up and ready to add the first device!
Everything is now in place
By following this introduction guide, you...
Assigned an Admin role
Added terms for Zones
Created a custom metadata named Lifecycle, set 3 terms for it called Pilot, Operation and Testing