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Devices: Custom Columns and Filters
Devices: Custom Columns and Filters

Add custom columns and filter parameters in the Device view, enhancing the experience while navigating through Devices.

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Written by Sergio M
Updated over a week ago

Being able to add custom columns and filter devices by different criteria is a priority for those applications that deal and manage dozens or hundreds of Devices.

Once you have gone through this article you will learn how to enhance the Devices view experience and find those devices that you are looking for faster.


Requirements

1. Adding custom columns

Custom columns allows you to add key information that might help you find or just sort your devices in the Devices list. Follow the below steps to learn how to add or hide custom columns.

Step 1: Go to the Devices section.
Step 2: If your devices are currently displayed in the “grid view” mode, change it to “list view” by clicking on the toggle view button.

Step 3: Find the columns button at the top-right corner of the Devices list. Click on it to open the custom columns list.

Step 4: Enable/disable the columns that you want to be displayed. The available options are:

  • Description: The description of the Device.

  • API label: The device API Label. The unique device, human-readable identifier in your account.

  • Last activity: Last time at which your device sent data to Ubidots.

  • Created at: The date in which the device was created.

  • Organization: Organization(s) to which the device belongs.

  • Device type: Device type to which the device is linked.

Step 5: Sort your devices by clicking on the custom column name (optional).

2. Filtering your Devices

Device filters allow you to sift through your devices based on different criteria so that you can find those devices you're looking for faster. Follow the below steps to learn how to apply multiple filters to the Device view.

Step 1: Go to the Devices section.
Step 2: Click on filter button located next to the search bar to open the list of filters.


Step 3: Select the filter you want to apply to the list and its criteria. The following are the available options:

Parameters

  • Name: Name of the device.

  • Description: The description of the Device.

  • API Label: The device API Label. The unique device, human-readable identifier in your account.

  • Created at: The date in which the device was created.

  • Tags: The tags that have been assigned to the device.

  • Organization: Organization(s) to which the device is assigned.

  • Device group: Device group to which the device is linked.

  • Device type: Device type to which the device is linked.


Criteria

  • Is: Devices whose selected parameter is the same as the one entered.

  • Is not: Devices whose selected parameter is not the same as the one entered.

  • Starts with: Devices whose selected parameter starts with the one entered.

  • Ends with: Devices whose selected parameter ends with the one entered.

  • Contains: Devices whose selected parameter contains the one entered.

  • Does not contain: Devices whose selected parameter does not contain the one entered.

  • Is empty: Devices whose selected parameter is empty.

  • More than: Devices whose “created at” date is more than the specified days ago. Exclusive for the “created at“ parameter.

  • Exactly: Devices whose “created at” date is exactly the specified days ago. Exclusive for the “created at“ parameter.

  • Less than: Devices whose “created at” date is less than the specified days ago. Exclusive for the “created at“ parameter.

  • After: Devices whose “created at” date is after than the specified date. Exclusive for the “created at“ parameter.

  • On: Devices whose “created at” date is on the specified date. Exclusive for the “created at“ parameter.

  • Before: Devices whose “created at” date is before than the specified date. Exclusive for the “created at“ parameter.

  • Not assigned: Devices that are not assigned to any Organization. Exclusive for the “organization“ parameter.

  • Assigned: Devices already assigned to any Organization. Exclusive for the “organization“ parameter.

Step 4: After selecting the parameter and criteria, click “update” to apply the filter.

PRO TIP: You can add multiple filters to get a more accurate result.

Device Filter

Step 5: To delete a specific filter, hover over the filter and click the x button. Or click “Reset” to delete all the applied filters.

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