Some data sources, for example utility bills or meter readings from sources not directly available on the building automation and control network, are only available in a file-based format. File Connector retrieves the structured data files, parses them into a standard format and sends the data to the Building X for use by the cloud applications.
Siemens developed File Connector to enable customers to supply a wide array of data points from offline or otherwise indirectly connected data sources to Building X.
Currently, File Connector is the only automated method for importing file-based data sources to Building X.
The workflows to setup and configure the file servers and the publishing system at your infrastructure are not covered in this documentation.
Data points from File Connector do not require point activation from Data Setup.