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Streaming Data to a Dashboard Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will set up a simulator in Arundo Edge that streams sample turbine data to a dashboard in Arundo Fabric.

The tutorial is divided into the following sections:

  • Learning Objectives - things you will know how to do after completing the tutorial.
  • Setup - set up necessary before you get started.
  • Instructions - instructions on how to complete the tutorial.
  • Finishing Up - challenges and further reading for after the tutorial.

Learning Objectives

After completing this tutorial, you will know how to:

  • Create simulators that stream sample data to Arundo Fabric
  • Build dashboards in Arundo Fabric that show data streaming from Arundo Edge

Setup

Before you start the tutorial, you must do the following:


Instructions

Now let's get started...

1. Set Up a Simulator

The first step is to set up a simulator to stream sample turbine data.

a) Download the Sample Data

Download the following sample data file.

Download icon Sample Turbine Data

Save the file on your local device.

Tip

The simulator will stream data from this file.

b) Add a Sequence Interface

Add a Sequence interface in Arundo Edge:

Tip

The Sequence interface will stream the sample data from Arundo Edge to Arundo Fabric on repeat.

  1. Double-click the Arundo Edge shortcut on the desktop.
  2. Log in as normal.
  3. Select Interfaces | + Add new.
  4. Select Sequence.
  5. In Name, enter "Turbine Simulator".
  6. Click Add interface.

c) Upload the Sample Data

Upload the sample data file to Sequence interface by clicking Upload CSV (highlighted below).

Upload CSV button

Then click the upload box and select the sample data file. The sample data now displays on the page as follows:

Sample data


2. Build a Dashboard

The next step is to build a dashboard in Arundo Fabric that displays the sample data streamed from Arundo Edge. To do this, complete the following:

  1. Access Arundo Fabric.
  2. Select Dashboards on the Navigation bar.

    The Dashboards Builder displays.

  3. Click Create Dashboard.

  4. Click the dashboard name, enter "Turbine Data", and click Save Changes.
  5. Add a panel for Turbine 1:
    1. Click New in the bottom right corner of the page.
    2. Under Panel Name, enter "Turbine 1".
    3. Under Select a Panel Type, select a display format for the panel.
    4. Under Define Source, select the "Wind_Turbine_1" tag.
    5. In Units, enter "mW".
    6. Adjust the Precision and Limits & Colors as necessary.
  6. Add a panel for Turbine 2:
    1. Click New in the bottom right corner of the page.
    2. Under Panel Name, enter "Turbine 2".
    3. Under Select a Panel Type, select a display format for the panel.
    4. Under Define Source, select the "Wind_Turbine_2" tag.
    5. In Units, enter "mW".
    6. Adjust the Precision and Limits & Colors as necessary.
  7. Adjust the size and position of the panels:
    • Drag and drop panels into the desired positions.
    • Drag the bottom right corner of a panel to adjust the size.
  8. Click Save Changes.

3. View the Dashboard

The final step is to view the dashboard. To do this, click Open this dashboard in View Mode under the dashboard name. A preview of the dashboard displays in a new tab.

Dashboard example

To make the dashboard visible to other users, do the following:

  1. Move back to the Dashboards Builder.
  2. Click Dashboards in the top left corner of the page.
  3. Click Draft next to the dashboard.

Finishing Up

Congratulations! You've now set up a simulator that streams data to a dashboard in Arundo Fabric. We hope you now understand how to use dashboards to enhance your data analytics.

Want to expand your knowledge further? Try the following:

Challenge

Connect your industrial control system to Arundo Edge by setting up an OPC UA or Modbus interface. This will give you the ability to stream sensor data from your industrial assets to the Arundo Fabric cloud. You can then display that data on a dashboard.


We have used a number of features in this tutorial. Read the following articles to learn more about them:

Feature Article
Arundo Enterprise Arundo Enterprise Overview
Arundo Fabric Arundo Fabric Overview
Dashboards Dashboards

Downloads

Download the sample data file used in this tutorial.

Download icon Sample Turbine Data