Platform Update - Bulk Device Actions

Brandon Cannaday
Brandon Cannaday | 2 minute read

Devices are the most fundamental resource type in the Losant application enablement platform. Devices create virtual representations of your physical objects. They are the "things" in the "Internet of Things." A typical Losant customer has thousands of devices.

The ability to perform actions on your entire collection of devices is an important part of ongoing development. For example, you may want to add a new Attribute or Tag to every device to deliver new functionality to your users. With today's release, we made it much easier to perform bulk actions on your devices.

Bulk Device Actions

You can find the available Bulk Actions in a new menu at the top of your device list. We also updated the device list with the Advanced Device Query filter, which provides a more powerful way to choose the subset of devices to act on.

Losant Bulk Device Actions

Bulk Device Update

We've received a number of requests for the ability to bulk edit your devices' attributes and tags. The Bulk Device Update functionality provides an easy way to change the attributes, tags, and many other properties on your devices.

Losant Bulk Device Update

Bulk Device Export

Bulk Device Export provides a way to export all of your devices' properties (attributes, tags, name, description, etc.) to a CSV file. This action does not export your device's underlying time-series data.

Losant Bulk Device Export

Bulk Device Data Export

Bulk Device Data Export provides a way to export your devices' time-series data to a CSV file.

Losant Bulk Device Data Export

Bulk Send Command

Bulk Send Command provides a way to send a command to any number of devices.

Losant Bulk Send Command

Bulk Delete Device Data

Bulk Delete Device Data provides a way to keep your devices, but delete their underlying time-series data. This functionality is useful when transitioning from development to production since it provides a way to remove any test data that you may no longer want.

Losant Bulk Delete Device Data

Bulk Delete Devices

Bulk Delete Devices provide a way to completely remove some or all of your devices from your Losant application. This action removes the device along with all of its underlying time-series data.

Losant Bulk Delete Devices

We've also updated the Device: Delete Node to support bulk deleting of devices. This is useful if you require the ability to remove several devices at once using a Losant Workflow.

Losant Device Delete Node

Other Updates

What’s Next?

With every new release, we listen to your feedback. By combining your suggestions with our roadmap, we can continue to improve the platform while maintaining its ease of use. Let us know what you think in the Losant Forums.