The glossary is a work in progress
Alerts can be created on any real or calculated variable in Opinum, and can be sent by email, SMS or to another system via webhooks.
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A site or source.
A calculated variable is a virtual variable calculated via a combination of a specific variable of a specific source with other data sources available in Opinum.
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An Opinum proprietary syntax allowing to filter/select sites or sources.
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Cron is a format of schedule that is use for advanced scheduling of Alerts & Reports in Opinum. A cron expression is a string of six or seven fields that describe individual details of the schedule.
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A default variable is a variable that is selected on a source and then pre-filled by default for dashboards, reports and alerts creation.
Learn how to select a default variable
An event indicate something that happens in the past or in the future. An event can have an impact on the value of a source (e.g. a consumption) or on other relevant data related to a source, for example construction work on building, maintenance of heating installation, change of heating installation, new insulation, start date “challenge” lowering consumption etc.
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FTP sends for File Transfer Protocol. In Opinum FTP can be used to receive data, or to send data.
Learn more about data upload in Opinum via FTP
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An Opinum object that defines additional properties of a site, a source or an event.
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The impersonation feature allows a user with the Manager or Admin role to act as another user. This feature is very useful for support.
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Generic term that embraces the data and procedures offered by Opinum to bulk create/update Opinum entities.
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Plivo is a service provider of SMS. It can be used to send notifications from Opinum by SMS.
Reports enable users to export their data from Opinum .
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A schedule is a timetable that can be defined for a site (e.g. the opening hours of the building). The schedule is defined site by site, or at the account level, and can then be used across Opinum.
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An Opinum entity that represents a physical or logical site (location, building, zone, ...) and that is a container of sources.
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An Opinum entity that represents a physical or logical device (energy meter, air quality meter, ...) and that is a container of variables.
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This is the logical place where all files (Master Data, data points, reports, ...) are stored. There is a storage per account.
A trigger allows Opinum to know how to process the files uploaded on the platform.
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An Opinum entity that represents a physical or logical user (person, function, ...) who has secured and potentially restricted accesses to other Opinum entities (sites, sources, reports, alerts, ...).
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A variable is a time series that contains the data. Variable can be raw or calculated.
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A view is a set of identical items of Opinum , saved grouped and saved as you sorted, filtered and displayed them. Views can be created for Sources and Reports. Views of sources can be then used in dashboards and Reports.
Learn more on Sources views.
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A virtual meter enable to automate the sum or subtraction of the data from different meters. These virtual meters can be useful to measure the total consumption of a building by summing every sub-meter or to subtract a sub-meter from the general to isolate some consumption.
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A webhooks is a feature that allows you to send a notification to an external system. Those notifications are made through HTTP requests.
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