Datacake is one of the low-code IoT platforms.
You can connect it to Grandeur using MQTT, which means any live updates will be forwarded to Datacake as soon as they happen on your devices.
An API device is a device that sends data to datacake through HTTP API or MQTT. And since we are connecting Datacake with Grandeur over MQTT So before anything, make sure you have an API device added.
To add data to a device, Datacake requires that you first add fields. Fields are on Datacake what variables are on Grandeur, but unlike Grandeur where variables are dynamic and are automatically created when they are set for the first time, fields on Datacake must be created beforehand as part of the device configuration.
current variable from Grandeur, you need to add a Current field in your datacake device. For that, open the device Configuration and go to the Fields section. Click on Add Field to add a new variable.
Select the Type of variable and fill in the Name and Unit. Notice the identifier automatically gets filled when you type in the Name. Click on Add Field button to add this variable to your device.
Next when you add the Uplink Decoder, you'll use a variable's identifier to save data coming from MQTT inside a particular variable.
Open the device Configurations and go to the MQTT Configuration section.
MQTT Server subsection has a dropdown where you can select any MQTT servers that you've previously added. To add a new server, click on Add new MQTT Server.
Fill the Hostname with
Toggle Use Authentication to ON and fill the Username with your API key from Grandeur and Password with your Auth token.
Clicking on Test Connection tests your connection configurations, and if it connects, click on the Add MQTT Server to add the server, and click Save to save the MQTT Configration.
This is a one-time setup and for any new devices, you can just select this server from the MQTT Server dropdown without having to add a new MQTT server.
After selecting the MQTT server, you need to add an Uplink Decoder to describe where to store the data coming from Grandeur. Click on Add Uplink Decoder.
In Subscribe to Topics input box, fill in your topic:
Your_Device_ID/current (subscribes to
Decoder function describes how to send the incoming data to your device when Datacake receives an update on the topic in the Subscribe to topics field. Your
deviceID goes in the
device field, variable identifier goes in
value. Don't forget to uncomment this
Finally, click on Add uplink decoder to add this decoder to the MQTT, and click Save.
Add a Slider widget on Canvas to manipulate the
current variable to see the updates being forwarded automatically to Datacake.