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Asset Metadata

Early Access Functionality

Asset Metadata functionality is currently in an Early Eccess BETA state. Please contact Exosite's support for more information about getting early access to this new feature set.

Overview

Metadata are key-value pairs of textual information associated with an asset. They offer the ability to list information about the asset that may be helpful but that won’t change frequently or be sourced from a device. Metadata is an ideal way to store information about hardware, such as serial, model or version numbers, or service information, such as links to resources or contact information for maintenance personnel.

Metadata is stored with the asset and many pairs of metadata can be added to a single asset.

Managing an Asset's Metadata

Adding Metadata

To add a metadata pair, click the "Add Metadata" button. Enter the key, value, and type, and click "Save".

Key

The key is the name or category of the content. This is helpful to standardize across your application for ease in displaying in fleet views. Examples of this are "Model Number", "Maintenance Supervisor", and "Support Phone Number".

Value

The content, potentially unique to this asset or a set of assets. Examples of this are "RX-5000", "John Smith", and "1-800-SUPPORT".

Type

ExoSense currently supports the following metadata types:

Type Description
Text A generic text, applicable in most cases.
URL A hyperlink that will be formatted is display UI for brevity and will allow a user to click through to the provided address.

Editing Metadata

To edit a metadata pair, select the 'Edit' option from the contextual menu to the right of the intended piece of metadata. From there you will be able to change the key, the value, the type, or any combination thereof. Any changes will be immediately visible anywhere the metadata is displayed in the application. Any changes to metadata are not undoable, but you may change metadata as often as you like.

Removing Metadata

To remove a metadata pair, select the 'Remove' option from the contextual menu to the right of the intended piece of metadata. Removing a metadata pair is not undoable.

Leveraging Metadata on Asset Grid

You can include metadata on fleet views such as the Asset Grid, just as you would a signal.

To include a metadata value, you’ll need to include it as a Metric in your asset’s Asset Type. (See more on Asset Types here)

  1. Edit your Asset Type, add a new metric
  2. Select source as metadata
  3. Enter in a substring that are contained in your intended key. Keep in mind that it is case-insensitive, and that the goal is to match unique criteria. For example, ‘sup’ will match values in assets in that type of both “Maintenance Supervisor” and “Support Phone #”. Additionally you may used the metadata type to narrow possible matches.


Last update: November 22, 2022