Create a Dashboard Using the MQTT Connector

This connector enables you to retrieve the data stored in AnythingDB via MQTT.

  1. Click Real Time Visualization > Workbooks.
  2. Select a folder to work in. By default a root folder with your username has been created. Right click to see the different operations you can perform.
    Figure 1.

  3. Click New Workbook.
  4. Enter a name for the Workbook and click Create.
    Figure 2.

  5. Add a new Data Table by clicking Workbook Data table editor in the lower left corner.
    Figure 3.

  6. Create a Data Table by clicking the + icon.
    Data tables define the queries and source data repository definitions, in order to retrieve data.
    Figure 4. Add Data Table
  7. With Data Sources highlighted, under Streaming, select MQTT.
  8. Enter the following:
    The information related to the MQTT settings can be found here.
    • Name
    • Broker URL: tcp://
    • Topic: spaces/{Your Space name}/things/{ThingID}/properties-history/+
    • User Id: From the Thing interfaces MQTT Username
    • Password: From the Thing interfaces MQTT Password
  9. Click Generate Columns.
    Note: In order to generate columns, the data must be in delivery.
  10. Select [Automatic Time Id] to add a timing column relative to the Properties values.
    Figure 5. Real time settings
    Note: You must click Start Preview to start previewing your data.
    Figure 6. Data preview
  11. Enable Transform to enable time series analysis.
    Figure 7. Transform settings
    After enabling the time series analysis and clicking on Start preview, an oscillation ICON will appear.
    Figure 8. Data preview
  12. Click Save.
  13. Click Back to return to the Edit Dashboard view.
    Figure 9. Dashboard view
  14. On the blank canvas (right half section), sketch a simple square by clicking and dragging on the blank interface.
    This enables the Visualization menu.
    Figure 10. Visualization menu
  15. Select the Visualization mode and configure it using the Visualization settings.
    Tip: Detailed information regarding Data Tables is available from the Panopticon Designer documentation.
  16. For this example, choose Line graph in the Timeseries Visualizations.
    Figure 11. Timeseries Visualizations
  17. Drag and drop the temperature property to the Y axis.
    Figure 12. Drag and drop properties to the chosen axis

    You will start visualizing the data received from your property in the function of time.
    Figure 13.

    Note: Detailed information regarding Data Tables is available from the Panopticon Designer documentation.