To add a meter as equipment, carry out the following instructions:

  1. Click Launchpad > Data Setup.
  1. Go to the Overview .
  1. Select the building you want to add your equipment to in the sidebar.
  1. Select Create.
  • The Create list opens.
  1. Select Create in the drop-down list.
  • The New equipment pane is shown.
  1. Name your meter in the Display name (1) field.
  1. Select Meter in the Equipment type (2) drop-down list.
  • Relationships pane is shown.
  • Functional details pane is shown.
    The Functional details pane is explained below.
  1. Fill in all mandatory fields.

All mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

  1. Fill in optional fields as necessary.
    For further information, see: Adding equipment and assigning data points.
  1. Select Save (3).

Functional details

  1. The Has interface point (1) must be filled out through the Relationship pane.
    For further information, see Adding equipment and assigning data points.

The Has interface point is specific to the meter item that goes to the metering function and is associated with only 1 data point.

  1. Select the Medium measured (2) by clicking Select medium and media group.
  • The Select new location dialog opens.
  1. Select the Consumption group in the drop-down menu.
  • The Search shows Media group and Medium.
  1. Select Media group and if needed Medium.
  1. Select Save.

The field Medium measured must be filled out before choosing the parameters below (3 - 9).

  1. Select the Unit (3) your medium should be measured in.
  • The unit depends on the selection of the media group and medium.
  1. Select the Reading interval (4) to define the expected ingestion frequency of the values.
  • Select between 1 minute (I01m), 5 minutes (I05m), 15 minutes (I15m), 30 minutes (I30m), 60 minutes (I60m) or one day (I1440m).
  1. Select the Function (5) to define how the time series values are treated in reporting.
  • Select between Max, Min, Average or Sum.
  • Distribution: View data (View in widget Total Consumption) in a higher granularity than the chosen Reading interval.
    Example: View data in 15 minutes granularity with a Reading interval of 60 minutes.
    Average, Max, Min: The value is used as is. In our example, the same measured value of the Reading interval is shown for all 15 minutes intervals.
    Sum: The measured value is divided by the number of intervals defined by the ratio of the Reading Interval and the View in reporting.
  • Compression: View data (View in widget Total Consumption) in a lower granularity then the chosen Reading interval.
    Example: View data in a 60 minutes granularity with a Reading interval of 15 minutes.
    Average: The values are added together and then divided by the number of intervals.
    Sum: The values are added together.
    Min: The minimum value is taken.
    Max: The maximum value is taken.

It is recommended to use the parameter Sum.

  1. Select the Split method (6) to define how missing values are treated during reporting.
  • Select between None and Linear.
    None: The missing periods won't be filled.
    Linear: The missing periods will be filled linearly.

The actual fill value depends on the Function. If Average is selected the new value will equal the existing one, otherwise the new value will be a fractional value of the existing one.

  1. Select the Start Value (7) to define the initial value for the meter equipment.

The Start Value depends on Presentation "accumulated".
It is recommended to enter the value 0 for Presentation "consumption".

  1. Select the Reading method (8) to define how the values are acquired.
  • Only Automated can be selected at the moment.
  1. Select the Presentation (9) to define the nature of the values to calculate actual consumption in reporting.
  • Select between consumption or accumulated.
    Consumption: The value represents the medium consumption for a specific interval.
    Accumulated: The value represents the accumulated consumption, starting from the entered Start Value (7).

To calculate the consumption for a specific interval the accumulated value of this interval is taken and the accumulated value for the previous interval is subtracted.