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  1. Provide public dashboards

    A nice feature for IoT Central in my point of view would be the option to share telemetry and status dashboards with a public audience.

    In my scenario I'd like to share e.g. the dashboard from the applications home page to an audience in my organization where I don't want to give each user individual access to my application.

    This would also be a nice feature because it would enable me to embed the dashboards into individual built applications aside to IoT Central which use the data collected by IoT Central.

    55 votes
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  2. Mobile apps for Azure IoT Central

    I want to view/operate our devices by our phone.

    34 votes
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  3. Trigger event based on offline devices

    So what would be great is if there was some way to detect when devices haven't "reported in" within a specific time span to be alerted to offline devices. I haven't found a way to do it but I may be missing something.

    25 votes
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  4. Main dashboard should support device sets and multiple devices

    Currently I can't put a map on the main dashboard with more than one device on it. I would like to have a way to add a map to the main dashboard that show multiple devices based on some kind of rule.

    Example: I want to see a map of devices that report a temperature above 50.

    22 votes
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  5. Save Analytics

    Be able to save configuration for Analytics search.
    It is very tedious every time we want to look for certain devices we have to complete Device Set, Filter and Time Period. If you can name and save these you will be able to get these results at a click of a button (and hopefully add them to your dashboards). At the moment we have to go through this process of completing the search many time a day which is wasting a lot of time.

    20 votes
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  6. Allow to send C2D messages from function and UI

    Currently there is no clear way of sending a C2D message(direct method or messages) to the devices configured through the IoT-central

    The users should be able to send a C2D to a particular device, once a workflow process is complete after a Function is triggered from an Alert on IoT-central.

    15 votes
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  7. Dashboard with multiple devices, group by "tag or property"

    Nice if I was able to group different devices (models) in a single view.
    For example:
    By store, I have 3 refrigerators, one coffee machine, and one couponing station

    15 votes
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  8. Virtual State and Event

    Allow adding state and event fields to the model, even if these don't originate from the device. When a rule occurs on any telemetry field an action set the desired value into these virtual fields.

    Example: When Temperature > 80 Deg, Set the Virtual Event vTemperatureEvent = IntoAlarm and the vTemperatureState = "Alarm"
    When the temperature drops back to 65, vTemperatureEvent = OutOfAlarm and vTemperatureState = Normal

    15 votes
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    Hi Uri,

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. This is great feedback and we’ll consider this as we build our feature roadmap. We’ll provide updates here once we make any determinations.

    Thanks,
    Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

  9. Import and export templates

    Hello,

    Could we have the feature to import/export device templates

    For example: save template as json/yml -> go to different app import from json/yml file

    Or alternatively have the ability to link to a repository where templates can be edited and released onto the application.

    Many thanks

    Samuel

    14 votes
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    Hi Sam -

    Thanks for taking the time to submit feedback. I understand how frustrating it might be to have to re-create an app template from scratch. We currently support an App Copy feature that enables you to create a replica of an app, except the devices/rules associated with it. We’re also exploring surfacing capabilities to import/export templates, we’ll update here when we have more info to share.

    Cheers,
    Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

  10. Show last known value for lists of devices on the dashboard

    We'd like the main dashboard to have the ability to show a list of last known values for all our devices (of a particular device type is fine). Adding individual last known value widgets, one by one, is not practical as it's not data driven and you will soon run out of screen real estate once you're past about 20 devices.

    We thought the 'device set grid' would do this for us but bizarrely it only shows things that don't change often for us like settings and properties.

    12 votes
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    Thank you for the feedback. We are working on understanding the customer needs for more granular tiles in the dashboards, so your request is very timely. I cannot provide any timelines at this time, but we’ll post an update here once we have a better idea of the improvements we’ll make to the dashboard tiles.

    Thanks
    Ankit

  11. Support measurements, events and states to formulate a device set conditions

    The current implementation only supports adding properties to the conditions for Device-Sets.
    We recommend to Support
    Last Known Values, Event, and State in the query predicate.

    7 votes
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  12. OR operator for multiple condition in a single Rules

    It is very nice that you allow entering more than one condition in the evaluation engine, but it is missing an operator for multiple conditions.

    I have a Sensor that needs calibration to report temperature and humidity, it reports -999 when it is not calibrated.

    I would like to set up a rule like this:
    Temperature = -999 OR Humidity = -999

    But the way it is implemented today, the 2 conditions need to occur for the rule to trigger.

    I can create 2 rules, but I am sure you have multiple discussions about it, I definitely vote to implement…

    6 votes
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  13. For DeviceSet dashboards make the map to filter the other tiles

    Assume I have a Map and a Grid.
    If I drill down the map, the list should filter only to the devices in the map view

    5 votes
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  14. Chart for measurements is misleading, should use only the selected decimals

    See the attached chart. The voltage fluctuated a little, and it is great that the chart can provide so much detail. but if the selection was only 2 decimals, then the expected chart is a flat line.

    4.18Volts

    5 votes
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    Hi Uri,

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I can see how this could be misleading, we’ll take a look to see how we can address this. We’ll post updates here as we determine next steps.

    Thanks,
    Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

  15. Programmatically create whole iot central app

    Is there a possibility to programmatically create iot central application dashboard without using web creator? Is there any other way to export whole application than to do this via shareable link? Can I export application template as a code?

    As far as I know I can export capability model from device template. But what about cloud properties and device dashboards? Do I need to set them every time I create similar device template?

    3 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. Today you have two ways to build and re-use your application template. You can create an application copy (to create another instance in a subscription you own/manage), or export your application template, which provides a shareable link that you can others to create and manage their IoT Central app instance based on the template you’ve designed. More information on these features, as well as documentation on what’s included/excluded upon app export can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-central/core/howto-use-app-templates.

    We’re evaluating if additional ways to export/import applications are required based on customer feedback.

  16. Dashboard properties, event and state grids need sort and filter

    The header columns for device properties, event, and state grids should be sortable and like Power BI, nice if there was a way to filter only selected values.

    3 votes
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  17. dashboard events

    Add a column with the Device Name and allow showing Events from Multiple Devices in a DeviceSet dashboard

    2 votes
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  18. To manage floor plans and allow users to mark devices in the plan

    Allow users uploading floor plans.
    Then, the user can mark devices in the plan which can be displayed on the dashboard.
    The latest telemetry data can be shown below the icon representing the device.

    1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on IoT Central. You should be able to see the apps you create via IoT Central on the Azure Portal. Make sure that the Azure subscription you’re using in IoT Central to create the application is visible/enabled in the Azure Portal so that you can see all your applications. I will follow up offline to ensure we solve your issue. Thank you.

    -Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

  20. Define functions for analytics

    I would like to use IoT Central for gas sensors.

    A sensor measures values which, when inserted into a formula, correspond to the current CO2 value.
    So it does not help me to display the raw values in a graph but the calculated value. The sensor sends 4 gas values and one temperature value at the same time. The temperature value is needed to determine a temperature-dependent value in a LookUp table. This temperature-dependent value is also used in the equation.

    I need a more complex evaluation of the data and post-processing. What IoT Central currently provides is too simple.…

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