Creating or Updating a Input Type

Creating or updating a Input Type uses the same form.

You can simply create a new Input Type by selecting 'Create Input Type' from the left hand navigation. To edit any details go to the Asset and click the Update button that will appear in the top right hand corner. 

Before you start:

Read through this article in full taking particular note of the mapping and sensor types information.

Name: 

Give your Location a name. Keep it unique so it will be easily recognisable in future to yourself and your wider team. 

Description:

A description should include any key information about the Input Type such as use, management and condition. Try to include information that will make it easier for others to understand the Input's purpose. 

Type:

Select the type of data your Input is expecting to receive. This helps us categorise it and display the correct format for you on your dashboards. More information on each type is below.

Input Types:

HEX
HEX is a way to receive colour information as a hexadecimal value. 
 
Float
Floating Point Numbers. Scientific Notation: has a single digit to the left of the decimal point. Computer arithmetic that supports such numbers is called Floating Point. A Single-Precision floating-point number occupies 32-bits, so there is a compromise between the size of the mantissa and the size of the exponent.
 
Integer
An integer (from the Latin integer meaning "whole”) is a number that can be written without a fractional component.
 
 
GPIO
General-purpose input/output (GPIO) is a generic pin on an integrated circuit whose behaviour  including whether it is an input or output pin, can be controlled by the user at run time. GPIO pins have no special purpose defined, and go unused by default.
 
Image
Receives image files in gif, jpg or png format. 
 
PWM
Pulse Width Modulation, or PWM, is a technique for getting analog results with digital means. Digital control is used to create a square wave, a signal switched between on and off.
 
String
Is a text string.
 
Category
Is a response that is one of a possible set. Each category has a title and a value. 
 
GPS
Returns a value in latitude longitude. 
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