InfluxDB integration

When configured, the InfluxDB integration will write device data into an InfluxDB database. This makes it possible to directly visualize all device data using for example Grafana.

Requirements

Before this integration is able to write data into InfluxDB, the uplink payloads must be decoded. The payload codec can be configured per device-profile. To validate that the uplink payloads are decoded, you can use the live device event-log feature. Decoded payload data will be available under the object key in the JSON object.

Measurements

Naming

All measurements are using the field names from the object element, joined by an underscode (_) in case the object element is nested. Payload data is prefixed by device_frmpayload_data.

Example:

{
    "object": {
        "temperature_sensor": {
            "1": 23.5
        }
    }
}

The above will translate to the measurement device_frmpayload_data_temperature_sensor_1.

Note: When using the CayenneLPP codec camelCasing is used when the data is presented as JSON. However, for the InfluxDB naming, snake_casing is used. Thus temperatureSensor in JSON translates to temperature_sensor as measurement name in InfluxDB.

Location data

When both latitude and longitude keys are found (on the same level within the object), both measurements are treated as a single geolocation measurement.

Example:

{
    "object": {
        "latitude": 1.123,
        "longitude": 2.123
    }
}

The above will translate to the measurement device_frmpayload_data_location with values latitude, longitude and geohash (see also Geohash).

Tags

For aggregation, each measurement will have the following tags (additional to the device tags):

  • application_name
  • device_name
  • dev_eui
  • f_port (LoRaWAN port used for uplink)

For analyzing and monitoring the usage of spreading-factors, channels, etc. the InfluxDB integration will also write a measurement named device_uplink with as values a counter value 1, rssi, snr and f_cnt. For Aggregation, the following tags are available (additional to the device tags):

  • application_name
  • device_name
  • dev_eui
  • dr
  • frequency

Device battery status (deprecated)

When this information is available, the device battery status will be written to the measurement name device_status_battery. For aggregation, the following tags are available (additional to the device tags):

  • application_name
  • device_name
  • dev_eui

Device battery level

When this information is available, the device battery level (percentage) will be written to the measurement name device_status_battery_level. For aggregation, the following tags are available (additional to the device tags):

  • application_name
  • device_name
  • dev_eui

Device margin status

When this information is available, the device margin status will be written to the measurement name device_status_margin. For aggregation, the following tags are available (additional to the device tags):

  • application_name
  • device_name
  • dev_eui