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Internet of Things (IoT) Viewing your Tessel data from IoT Services


Internet of Things (IoT) Viewing your Tessel data from IoT Services

By Craig Cmehil

Part 9 of 10, Now it is time to display your stored data from your Tessel device

You will learn

Now that you have data stored in the system its time to display that data within an application. To do that you need to create a new application that can interface with data service and display the data our device has been generating. What you will find next are the steps necessary to do just that. You will need your Eclipse environment setup, basic knowledge in using Eclipse as well as GitHub set up and some basic Java programming skills. It will also assume that you have already connected your Eclipse environment to your HCP Trial account.
For more information on that please see tutorial


  1. Open Eclipse and first switch over to the Git Repository Perspective.

    git perspective
  2. Choose “Clone a Git repository” using the following URL which is the SAP official IoT Starter Kit.

    Clone repo
  3. Select master then next.

    Clone repo
  4. Choose your directory location then finish

    Clone repo
  5. Select the repository at the highest level, right click, and select Import Projects.

  6. Once that has finished you will need to open your index.html file and make some small modifications. You will find this file in the following directory.

    For starters you will need to change your settings to match your newly connected device.

      	"deviceId" : "dcc6d8b5-fec2-43a2-96be-1a85b0a1912b",
      	"deviceTypeId" : "a87bb50d9b3789aa4c2f",
      	"fromDeviceMessageTypeId" : "1",
      	"toDeviceMessageTypeId" : "2",

    Don’t remember just go back to your iotmms application and you can get them from there. Once you have that in place you will need to adjust the graph settings to match the values of your message type as well as your data values, change Slider Value to Temperature F.

      function createMeasureFeed() {
      	return new sap.viz.ui5.controls.common.feeds.FeedItem({
      		"uid" : "primaryValues",
      		"type" : "Measure",
      		"values" : ["Temperature F"]

    Now change Slider Value to Temperature F, and add in your column name.

      function createDataSet() {
      	return new{
      		dimensions : [{
      				name : "Timestamp",
      				value : {
      					path : "sensor>C_TIMESTAMP",
      					formatter : function (oValue) {
      						//can be a string primitive in JSON, but we need a number
      						if ((typeof oValue) === "string") {
      							oValue = parseInt(oValue);
      						//ensure that UNIX timestamps are converted to milliseconds
      						var oDate = new Date(oValue * 1000);
      						return oDate.toLocaleString();
      		measures : [{
      				name : "Temperature",
      				value : "{sensor>C_TEMPERATURE}"
      		data : {
      			path : "sensor>/"
  7. Now in Eclipse, build the project using Maven. If you don’t have Maven, click on Help install new software. In the Work with line, start typing eclipse.

  8. Open Collaboration, and look for m2e-Maven Integration for Eclipse

  9. Then click next, next, agree to the terms, then finish.

  10. In Eclipse, build the project using Maven. Click on the project name in the project explorer, right click Run As Maven Build (your screen might look different than this)

    Run As


    Clean Install

    For the goals, enter clean install

  11. Now jump back over to your HCP Trial account Cockpit and choose Java Applications then select the Deploy Applications.

    Deploy Applications
  12. Find your .war file, give it a name and click deploy. When it has been loaded, click Done (not Start)

  13. Back inside of Eclipse, find the iotmms file in the destinations file. You are going to import that into the HCP. Modify the file so that it uses your account.

    destination file
  14. Now in the HCP Cockpit select your new application under your Java Applications then choose the Destinations.

  15. Click on Import From File, and browse to your file that you’ve created.

  16. Add in your password. Save the entry. Stop the application and restart.

  17. Now select the Data Bindings

  18. Leave the Data Source as default and change the Schema ID to your iotmms (XXXX.iotmms.web) and click save e.g. pXXXXXXXtrial.iotmms.web

  19. Click on Overview, and click the Start button under State. This will take a minute or two.

  20. When it has started up, click on the URL that is under Application URLs.


Next Steps

Updated 01/16/2017

Time to Complete

20 Min.



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