Skip to content

File configuration importer can import, historize and process monitoring data from File configurations.

Note that only OneImporter instances using NodeJS support the import of file configurations, Docker does not support this module.

Supported file formats

The following file formats are supported:

Typ File extension Description
JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) .json
XML (Extensible Markup Language) .xml
YAML (Yet Another Markup Language) .yaml
Property file .properties Property files must have key-value pairs separated by ":", "=" or whitespace
Configuration file .config
Configuration files must have key-value pairs separated by ":", "=" or whitespace


You can find the configuration option in at Environment settings > OneImporter > Configurations > File configuration.

Here you can edit all existing configurations, create new configurations or delete existing configurations. Each configuration can import multiple files into a single specified entity. To add a new configuration enter a Name and click Add to proceed to the configuration. To edit an existing configuration click the arrow on the left of your importer name to expand the configuration options.

The following configuration options are available:

Field Description Advice
Name Meaningful name Include file name/type
Active Option to activate and deactivate the configuration. Data is only imported if the configuration is activated.
Entity name Entity that instances are assigned to Determine standards about entity names before your first import
Absolute file path Specify file path including file name
Executing OneImporter Select a OneImporter to import the data based on the importer configuration. Requires installed OneImporter: Installation instruction
Schedule time (cron format) Determine the frequency of imports in CRON format Learn more about CRON format:

Table: File configuration parameters


The following image is an example of a configuration in for a file configuration: configuration file configuration Figure: Example of a configuration in for a file configuration


The OneImporter imports the file configurations based on a specific configuration and stores the different instances the entity defined by you. To view the imported instances in, select 'Asset & Configuration Repository → Instance Viewer'. There you can select your specific instance and click it for a detailed view in the instance history viewer.

The following image is an example of an imported file configuration instance: configuration file instance Figure: Example of a file configuration instance