Managing the Metadata

The Metadata views display information about the metadata maintained within Edge Xpert. When you select the METADATA option from the main menu, the following options are listed:

For information about MetaData Profiles and Addressables, refer to the EdgeX MetaData topic of the EdgeX Foundry documentation.

Managing Profiles Metadata

The Profiles Metadata pane allows you to view the information for each device, which is usually defined in the device’s associated YAML file.

The profiles for the simulated devices display as illustrated below:

Device Data

For further information about Device Profiles, see Device Profiles.

Viewing a Profile

To view a profile, select the View Device (i) icon from the Action column.

Use the scroll bar to see all available data. The profile display lists all the information as illustrated below:

Device Data

Adding a Profile

To add a profile, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Add (+) icon

    The Upload Device Profile dialog box displays.

  2. Select the Add icon

    The Open File dialog box displays.

  3. Navigate to the location of the YAML file you want to upload

  4. Select the Open button

  5. Select the Upload button to add the profile. Selecting the Cancel button closes the dialog box without creating a profile

Deleting a Profile

To delete a profile, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Delete (x) icon from the Action column

    The Confirm Delete dialog box displays.

  2. Select the Delete button to delete the recipient. Selecting the Cancel button closes the dialog box without deleting the recipient

Managing Addressables Metadata

The Addressables Metadata pane allows you to view the metadata required to make a request to an Edge Xpert target. This metadata is known as an addressable.

The addressables display as illustrated below:

Device Data

Adding an Addressable

To add an addressable, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Add (+) icon

    The Add Addressable dialog box displays.

  2. Enter the relevant information in the text boxes

  3. Select the Add button to add the recipient. Selecting the Cancel button closes the dialog box without creating an addressable

Editing an Addressable

To edit the details of the export, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Set Value (edit) icon from the Action column

    The configurable values display for update as required

  2. Update the fields as required

  3. Select the Save button

Deleting an Addressable

To delete an addressable, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Delete (x) icon from the Action column

    The Confirm Delete dialog box displays.

  2. Select the Delete button to delete the addressable. Selecting the Cancel button closes the dialog box without deleting the addressable