Creating a measurement

To start collecting data from a device in production, create a measurement and add it to your active collector.

General measurement settings

Before creating a measurement pay attention to the following:

  • A collector and a time series database exists in the historian
  • Make sure to verify the measurement datatype

Create measurement

Fill in the general measurement properties:

  1. Enter a unique name (unique for one time series database)
  2. Optionally enter a description
  3. Select a collector (further settings will appear depending on the collector type)
  4. Select a database
  5. Select a datatype
  6. Optionally enter engineering specifications, these are used in the grafana datasource
  7. Optionally add time series tags
  8. Optionally add labels
The measurement name and database can’t be changed afterwards!

External validation

When external validation is configured, after creating a measurement the external validation status will appear in the measurement detail view. Read about configuring external validation .

Engineering specifications

The engineering specifications can be used to give more meaning the values and set limits on them.

Engineering specifications

Time series tags

Tags are labels (metadata) that is stored for every data point written to the time series database.

Measurement time series tags


Labels can be used to group measurements together, a measurement can have multiple labels.

Measurement Labels

Specific measurement settings

Depending on the type of the collector, which is collecting the measurement, specific settings will need to be filled in. Learn more about the specific measurement settings of f.e. an OPC-UA measurement .