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recorderRecorder



Note:
This component turns to be necessary during the configuration of Chart plugin module.

INTRODUCTION

This component keeps track of data from sensors, counters and switches. The store of information can be used later by other components, such as the Chart component, for creating graphics. There is also the possibility to define the criteria for recording data.

USE CASES

  • This component is made to record all kind of information given from a data source, you can register the changing of temeperature based in a week. 
Recorder component properties inside the Home automation software EVE Manager

COMPONENT’S PROPERTIES

GUI

This component’s sample is made by using Graphic UI gateway.

Please refer to “Gateways / Protocols” guide in order to get further info.

Data to record: components’ list whose data you want to record;
You can choose components that represent binary states (e.g. Switch) or a numeric value (e.g. Info).
Selection is carried out by dragging components from “My components” area to the list box.

Recording interval [s]: it involves recording a behaviour after every specified time period [seconds];
When the field is left empty or filled with “0” value, Recorder keeps recording any behaviour every second.

Note: text field available for additional information on the component from the admin side.

IMPORTANT SETTINGS FOR THE RECORDER COMPONENTS

How to set the Raw value inside the Info component within the Home automation software EVE Manager Pro

For each component that is added inside the components list, there is check box that must be enabled. Like show in the image below. 

How to set the Unit of mesurement of the info component from inside Home automation software EVE Manager Pro

Make sure to set the unit of values’ mesurement inisde the component before adding it to the Recorder component.

Reminder before continuing:

  • Download and Install EVE Logic plugin to enable plugins (link);
  • After loading .eve project to the server, run EVE Remote app, log in and then wait a couple of minutes for logics activation.

HOW TO DISPLAY CHARTS INSIDE THE EVE SERVER WEB INTERFACE 

If you have selected an Info component you can view the chart on the recorder webpage only if you set the label “Show in recorder webpage” in the component’s properties.

To view the recorder webpage enter the IP address of the server into the browser’s search bar and then select “Recorder” at bottom of page

You can enter a title in the properties of the selected Info component

 

Rember to use this format for the correct view of the drop-down: Demo energy|Energy 1 so you can see a drop-down menu ordered on the web page of the recorder.

Once the component is selected from the drop-down menu, the graph of the recorded data is displayed. The display can be changed in hours, days and months.

Graph data can be downloaded in a .csv format using the Export button.

In this example you can see in action the consultation of a graph representing energy production, as you can see by selecting the interested part you can enlarge and consult in detail the values recorded by the recorder component.

By clicking the Export button you can save the data in .xlsx format.

Verify that your browser does not block pop-ups, if that is the case it will be enough to allow them. The image below uses Google Chrome as a reference:

CREATING AND IMPORTING A DATA BACKUP

EXPORT

We provide the possibility to export the Recorder database, in order to enter the sftp server you will need the open source software Filezilla that will allow yu to directly connect to the server via SFTP protocol:

In order to connect inside the sftp server you will need to insert in the Host field “sftp://” followed by the IP address of the server and on Username and Password you must enter eveweb, finally press Quick connect.

How to export files from the X1 server through FTP connection

The path in order to find the desired file is this:

/http/logic/plugins/Recorder/config/plugindb.sqlite.

Here is shown the file path in order to reach the file that contains the database of the recorded data inside inside the Home automation server EVE X1

IMPORT

If you want to restore the database file in case of problems with a previously saved file, you can import it into the server by following this procedure:

Using software such as FileZilla that allows you to access via SFTP protocol to our server by entering the IP address on HOST and entering as Username and Password eveweb we can navigate within the directory containing our interested file: plugindb.sqlite. 

How to overwrite files inside the Home automation server  EVE X1 server through FTP protocol

Once identified, it will be enough to drag the backup file within the window and accept overwriting:

How to import files inside the x1 server via ftp protocol

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