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.
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.
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.
Bulk Device Data Export
Bulk Device Data Export provides a way to export your devices' time-series data to a CSV file.
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.
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.
- The Redis Node now supports the XRANGE command.
- The Advanced Device Query is now available in the GPS History Block and the GPS Heatmap Block.
- When using Dashboard Pages, the dashboard header (title, date selector, etc.) can now optionally be hidden.
- All dates displayed in the Workflow Debug Panel now include milliseconds.
- The Tweet Node now supports a result path to capture and handle errors.
- The Slack Node now supports a result path to capture and handle errors.
- The OPC UA: Read Node and OPC UA: Write Node now support a dynamic configuration from a payload path.
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.