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  1. Rule Alert when device loses connection

    Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to generate a warning if there is no more data from this device.

    See the following scenarios
    -The device is broken
    -The device has lost the connection.
    -The connection was set incorrectly.

    I think it's important to monitor this case too.

    45 votes
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    Hello,
    Thank you for your thoughts around this feature. I have a few follow up questions:
    1) Would timers differ between devices of the same type? For example, if I have two devices of the same type, would the expectation be that I expect them both to connect within 30 min?
    2) Is 30 minutes longest time that your devices would be disconnected? Are there devices that could be offline for longer, like a day or two?

    Thank you,
    Vanessa on behalf of IoT Central

  2. Please provide advanced rules settings

    Please provide more options for setting up rules e.g. on telemetry data.

    In my case I wanted to set up a rule when a condition lasts over a certain timeframe. I haven't found a way to do this with IoT Centrals rules management.

    Another pain point I noticed was when I set up a rule with a threshold that should send me an e-mail when the rule is triggered, my mail account was spammed with many mails for historical occurences of the trigger. So it would be helpful to have an option whether a rule should be triggered on historical…

    39 votes
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    We are adding support for Aggregate functions and Time windowing in Rules that will enable monitoring telemetry over a certain timeframe before alerting.

    I will update the thread once the feature is available to try out.

    Thanks
    Ankit

  3. support objects in JSON payload

    Nested objects and arrays.

    Use case: When the device acts as a protocol translator for another network, example BLE and the payloads are identical but from a different address.

    Here is a simplified example:

               "ble": [
    
    {
    "000B576FC3C7": {
    "v": "4",
    "T": 30,
    "H": 24
    },
    "000B576FAAAA": {
    "v": "4",
    "T": 23,
    "H": 24
    },
    }
    ],

    34 votes
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    Hello all,

    We have added support for the complex objects with the latest preview update of Azure IoT Central. We also have array support on the roadmap and will share more details as they become available.

    Please note that these features are in preview and we are listening to the feedback to further refine them.

    You can read more about the new capabilities in the device template here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-central/core/tutorial-define-iot-device-type-pnp?toc=/azure/iot-central-pnp/toc.json&bc=/azure/iot-central-pnp/breadcrumb/toc.json#prerequisites

    Thanks
    Ankit

  4. 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

    16 votes
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    Hi Uri,

    I wanted to check in on this request since the dashboard experience has updated since you provided this feedback. You can create application dashboards containing multiple devices – for more information take a look at documentation here: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/iot-central/core/howto-add-tiles-to-your-dashboard.

    Could you clarify your request in the context of the current dashboard experience?

    Thanks,
    Haley on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

  5. 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

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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

  6. Save measurements selection for future navigation

    If I leave the "Measurements" view and return, I lost the selected fields and settings. It reverts to the first 4 elements in the payload always in average.

    It is clear this view is fluid and dynamic, but nice if it was able to remember where I left it.

    12 votes
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    Hi Uri,

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I understand that the lack of state can be frustrating. We’re actively working to enhance this experience, so stay tuned for updates.

    Thanks,
    Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

  7. 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…

    10 votes
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  8. Provide public source IP addresses of Webhooks for using firewall

    Currently there is no list of source webhook IP addresses of IoT Central in order to use firewall at the endpoint which will be connected. We want to configure firewall to guard endpoint which will be connected from webhook of IoT Central. So, please provide for listing public IP addresses or service endpoint of Webhooks rules in future.

    7 votes
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  9. 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

    6 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

  10. Rule alert throttling

    Right now, a rule is triggered every time the condition is met. Picture a temperature sensor that reports in every minute. If I set a rule to alert when the temperature is over 60, it will send an email every minute.

    It would be good to be able to configure it to only alert the first time the condition is met, and not alert again untill the condition is reset (until the temperature falls back under 60)

    5 votes
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  11. Ability to send emails from rules to different users based on the device

    Different devices may have different people who need to be notified when a rule is triggered. Perhaps I can dynamically send the emails to different users based on the specific device, for example based on a cloud property?

    3 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. What about giving all telemetry data to actions (Actions using Rule) ?

    When I use Flow as action (In Rules) to connect I get only telemetry data for which the event is triggered, not all the data Why is it ?

    3 votes
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  14. Fire rules on time elapsed for events

    There are 3 actors in any IoT system: Devices, Humans enforcing process and Time. (or lack of action).
    IoT Central needs a timer engine to fire actions when something didn't happen after an elapsed time. We think it is very common

    3 votes
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  15. Hope a rule can trigger (a) jobs.

    Outside email notification, I hope a rule can trigger a job as well.
    For example, I expect a scenario "when the motion sensor is triggered, the socket is turned on".

    2 votes
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  16. Rules can be activated within users' specified time frame.

    We need rules can be activated within users' specified time frame.
    For example, the rule is only activated on 17:00~23:00 SAT, SUN.

    2 votes
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  17. API support for rule engine

    Seeing preview API for IoT Central is very exciting. Also creating and editing rules via API will be very helpful to create a application.

    2 votes
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  18. Issue sending email via rule in IoT Central

    Seems to be an issue for me to send to using the native email action when an iot device rule condition is triggered. I'm assuming the email action is being handled automagically by iotcentral Saas (smtp or some other mailserve)r but I haven't recived any emails when my event fires; I've checked junk and even tried alternate email address.

    I am able to change the event action to logic app->create an smtp (send grid) message and that works fine so it appears the condition is being triggered correctly.

    2 votes
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  19. Need parameters support in Note section of email rule

    Please add the ability to use application properties as parameters in the Note section when creating email rules.

    2 votes
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  20. Support for String compare in Rules

    Need string comparison in rules(may be in telemetry units also).

    Usecase:
    In below data, i want to trigger a call to webhook call when type is equal to "unknown"
    {

    "timestamp": " 2017-04-28T08:16:14Z",
    
    "type": "Unknown",
    "mac": "EF3101000034",
    "bleName": "ABC",
    "rssi": -76,
    "rawData": "3A4E24FB1AFCFC6EB07647825FDA50693A4E24FB1AFCFC6EB07647825"

    }

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    Telemetry data type is a number and hence string operators don’t apply to it. The operators are determined based on the data type of the measurement selected in the Rule’s condition.

    I’m not clear how you have modeled your payload in IoT Central. Can you clarify how “type” is being sent to IoT Central and which measurement type (Telemetry, Event or State) does it map to?

    Thanks
    Ankit

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