Help - Label
When data flows into SPLASH monitoring via a Stream, it is anonymous: SPLASH does not know what each Sensor is.
That is why the most critical step in setting up SPLASH monitoring is the Label step, where the user assigns a Label to each Sensor. If this is done incorrectly, it is certain to affect every other aspect of the System's performance.
Because Systems can change over time, with new Sensors added or old ones removed or changed, after the first time you set Labels, we provide two options when changing them:
"because the system itself has changed (sensors have been added or removed)" - saving changes to Labels with this option selected will create a new "Mapping" with the current timestamp. This keeps your Sensor Data associated with the correct Labels regardless of how many changes the System goes through, which allows SPLASH Reports and Graphs to work throughout the lifecycle of your System.
"to correct an error on the current Labels" - use this when you realize that a Label needs to be changed because it was not set correctly. This option doesn't make a new "Mapping."
A Label is made up of a Name, a Unit of Measurement, and a Type.
There are 3 Types of Sensor:
A Standard Sensor's value is shown in Graphs, Reports, and the Viewer without being changed.
A Switch Sensor's value is treated as a binary state: a Zero Value is treated as "Off", and any other value is treated as "On". Graphs, Reports, and the Viewer show the numeric "On" or "Off" values set by the user.
A Virtual Sensor is a single user-defined value. It does not change regardless of whether it is applied to a Sensor or a Constant.