Creating or Updating a Command Type

Creating or updating a Command Type uses the same form.

You can simply create a new Command Type by selecting 'Create Command 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 information on Command Types


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


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


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

HEX is a way to receive colour information as a hexadecimal value. 
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.
An integer (from the Latin integer meaning "whole”) is a number that can be written without a fractional component.
Switch will give you two readings on or off
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.
Receives image files in gif, jpg or png format. 
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.
Is a text string.
Is a response that is one of a possible set. Each category has a title and a value. 
Returns a value in latitude longitude. 

Whether creating or update make sure you click Save at the end! If you've made an update but don't want to save it for any reason don't worry - click cancel to revert it. 


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