Virtual Events

In the overview screen of the virtual events menu, you are able to access and share existing virtual events or create new ones. A virtual event behaves just like a normal event that gets sent to the platform by one of your edge clients on one of your machines, but the data which is used in a virtual event comes from the platform itself instead of the machine. Hence you can use virtual events to save results from scripts or datasets into the database and access it in the same manner as you would access normal machine data. This is particularly useful if you have a dataset or script which is called very often or takes a long time to execute.

Overview of Virtual Events Definition

  1. Attributes, here you define the structure of the virtual events (similar to the event schema).

  2. Turn actions on/off, if your action is turned off the virtual event will not be executed (no new data will be sent to the database)

  3. Define what data (dataset or script) you want to use for the virtual event.

  4. With the data mapping, you define which column gets mapped onto which attribute.

  5. The schedule defines when the data source is supposed to be executed.

  6. Define a name and description to properly describe your virtual event.

  7. Choose the way you want to create a new virtual event schema.

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