February 2020 Release


Release notes, Waylay Dashboard 2.1

We’re pleased to announce our latest software release.

Release highlights:

  • Waylay Dashboard 2.1, new features:
    1. Dashboard libraries
    2. Support for hierarchical alarm navigation
    3. Custom table view
    4. Time Series widget updates
    5. Organisation & Device name alias
    6. Alarm widget updates
    7. Dashboard pretty print
    8. German language support

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New features

Dashboard libraries

Once you logged into an organisation and started building dashboards, you’ll notice a new blue-white icon on the top right. This icon is only available to Organisation admins or Waylay tenant admins.


It gives you access to a storage location where you can store dashboards as templates.


This allows you to create a dashboard with widgets once and then (manually) store that dashboard, including it’s configuration in the dashboard library and then (manually) apply that template dashboard to another group or device within your organisation

  • note: you cannot share templates in your dashboard library across organisations

Hierarchical alarm navigation

When clicking the ‘ALARMS” tab, there is a new way of listing your alarms

  • List view
  • Cards view
  • Hierarchical view - only available on Group level

The latter allows you to view the alarms of all the devices under a group (or subgroup) as a table view. When you click a particular group or device in that table view, you are automatically redirected to the right location in the navigation tree.

You can also edit the hierarchical alarm view table. This allows you to add columns corresponding to the alarm type.


Custom table view

We’ve made an extension to the info widget to be able to create custom tables. Concretely, you can now add the following code in the Markdown editor of the Info widget wizard:

{{RESOURCE:METRIC MyDevice:temperature}}

The Waylay Dashboard will auto-resolve this to the last value in our time series database for metric ‘temperature’ from device with name = ‘MyDevice’

For example, if you use the following Markdown code in your info widget, then you get the following fancy table

| <h3>Energy</h3> | <h3>Shop Status</h3> |
| Energy Consumption: <font color="red">{{RESOURCE:METRIC example_store:ActualActiveEnergyConsumption}} </font> kWh | <h1>{{RESOURCE:METRIC example_store:isOpen}}</h1> |

| <h3>External</h3> |
| Outside temperature: {{RESOURCE:METRIC example_store:weather_temperature}} Degrees Celsius |


Time Series widget

Different new features have been introduced:

  • There is a new setting “Axis to zero”, which will force the Y-axis to cross the X-axis at point zero. If disabled, the Y-axis will be auto-scaled and the X-axis will be crossed at an automatically chosen value that depends on the data set.

  • Time Series Widget is no longer limited to 10 metrics. You can add as many metrics as you want.

  • There is a new setting “References”, that auto detects numerical parameters in the meta data of your device. For example, if you add “temperature_threshold” with value “50”, then you can add this meta data key in the “References” field and it will cause the time series widget to plot a straight line at y=50. It is a handy trick to visually see when a dataset is crossing a particular threshold value.

  • we’ve updated the controls for grouping, data windowing and aggregation such that it should be more intuitive on what data is shown.

Organisation and device name alias

If you don’t like how the Organisation and devices appear in the list of organisations or navigation tree respectively, you can create an alias for them:

  • When you ‘edit’ your organisation, then you will find a new field ‘alias’ that allows you to give your Organisation an alias. That alias will be shown to the Organisation admin instead of the actual name

  • When you add a meta data field called ‘alias’ to a device, then the value for that alias will be used in the tree navigation. See also alias reserved keyword.

  • There is no alias for a group name

Alarm widget

In the alarm widget, both the status and severity have a background color


Dashboard pretty print

You can now print a dashboard using your browser. The tree structure will be hidden and the widgets will be printed.

  • note: if you have lots of widgets, adjust the browser window size to approximately the size of the page you would like to print and then click ‘print’. The UI is responsive and will try to reposition the widgets in the available browser window size. In this way, you can make sure that all widgets are properly printed on the page and no ‘clipping’ of widgets on the right hand side will happen when you print.


German language support

Next to English, Dutch, French, we have now also the choice of selecting ‘German’ as language in the dashboard preferences.

  • note: this setting can only be done by the tenant administrator and the language setting is applied to all organisations and their dashboards


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