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

  • An active Ubidots account

Table of contents

  1. Adding Custom columns.
  2. Filtering your Devices.

1. Adding Custom Columns

Custom Columns allows to add or hide key information that might help finding or just sorting your devices in the Devices list. Follow the below steps to learn how to add or hide Custom Columns.

Step 1: Go to the Device section.
Step 2: Should your devices load in “Grid view”, 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.

Custom Columns

Step 4: Enable/Disable the columns that you want or not to be shown. The available options are:

  • Description: The Device description.
  • 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: Device date creation.
  • 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]

Custom Columns Devices

2. Filtering your Devices

Device filters allows to filter your Devices based on multi-criteria so that you can find those devices that you are 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 “+ Add Filter” button located at the top-right of the search bar to open the filters list.
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 Device description
  • API Label: The device API Label. The unique device human-readable identifier in your account.
  • Created at: Device date creation.
  • Organization: Organization(s) to which the device is assigned.


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 do not have any Organization assigned. 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 Devices search.

Device Filter

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

Delete filter or rest

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