Tutorial - Configuring a summary dashboard

In this tutorial, you are configuring a summary dashboard to monitor the average amount of work that is performed by painting robots in an automotive process.

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About this task

In this tutorial, you configure a dashboard that monitors the work that is performed by all painting robots in an industrial automotive process.

Dashboard metrics

The dashboard displays the following metrics:

You use the summary dashboard editor to create the dashboard and define its layout. To add use some extra dashboard features, you export the JSON configuration, modify it to add the features, and import the JSON file.

Card types

The dashboard displays the following card types:

Important

For help with defining the card types in this tutorial, see Dashboard features and Dashboard JSON reference.

Step 1: Create a dashboard

  1. From the side menu, click Monitor.
  2. From the Device types tab, select your device type and click View.
  3. Select the Dashboards tab.
  4. Click New Summary.
  5. On the Definition page, assign the name "Painting_robot_daily_summary" to the dashboard.
  6. Select the daily time grain.
  7. Accept the default value for timestamp.
  8. If you simulated data that uses the robot template, define your taxonomy and its hierarchy as follows:
    1. Select manufacturer as the highest-level dimension.
    2. Select firmware as the next level dimension.
    3. Set manufacturer as the parent of firmware
  9. If you added data from a physical device, define your taxonomy and its hierarchy as follows:
    1. Select provider as the highest-level dimension.
    2. Select color as the next level dimension.
    3. Set provider as the parent of color.
  10. Click Next.
  11. If you simulated data by using the device simulator, skip the step to define the taxonomy.
  12. On the Contents page, choose load to include it on the dashboard.
  13. Set the aggregation method to mean.
  14. Click Create summary.

Step 2: Export the JSON configuration

From the Device types tab, select your device type.

  1. From the Dashboards tab, find the dashboard that you want to edit under Summary Dashboards.
  2. Click Menu and click Edit.
  3. Go to the Dashboard page of the summary dashboard editor.
  4. Click Export.

Step 3: Modify the JSON configuration

  1. Add a line graph card that plots the minimum, average, and maximum work_performed by robots.
  2. Add a table card that displays the daily mean work_performed by robots for the last 7 days. Add the work_performed_too_high alert.
  3. Show a value card that displays the average work_performed value for entities 73000 and 73001. Use the dataFilter object to specify each deviceid.
  4. Add an image card.
    1. Display the map that you added when you added the source data.
    2. Add a hotspot over two states on the map. Associate one state with robot 73001 and another state with robot 73002. Tip: If you created a robot with different devices names, replace with the name of two of your devices.
  5. Save you file. The dashboard configuration in the JSON file is similar to the following example. Remember: You might use different device names in your configuration, for example in dataFilter.

Step 4: Import the JSON configuration

  1. From the Device types tab, select your device type.
  2. From the Dashboards tab, find the dashboard that you want to edit under Summary Dashboards.
  3. Click Menu and click Edit.
  4. Go to the Dashboard page of the Summary Dashboard editor.
  5. Click Import.
  6. Browse to find a local summary dashboard configuration file.
  7. Verify that the dashboard looks as expected and then click Save.

Tip: If the hotspots do not display on the image card, make sure to set the time range on the image card to a period of time that contains data. Alternatively, you might need to resize the dashboard for the hotspots to display.

Step 5: Monitor the dashboard

  1. From the Device types tab, select your device type.
  2. From the Dashboards tab, find the dashboard that you want to edit under Summary Dashboards.
  3. Click the dashboard to open it.
  4. If Summary Controls are displayed, either:
  5. View the average daily worked performed by painting robots. If a taxonomy is defined, either view:
  6. Hover over the map to view the average work performed in each state. If a taxonomy is defined, either view: