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Folder structure importer can import, historize and process monitoring data of folder structures and files.


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

Here you can edit all existing configurations, create new configurations or delete existing configurations. Each configuration can import one or multiple folder structures and files from one host 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 Should include "Folder Structure"
Active Option to activate and deactivate the configuration. Data is only imported if the configuration is activated.
Root folder Specify the folder where the structure is imported from. Subfolders and files are imported automatically. Separate folders with forward slashes (e.g. C:/Users/myUser). You can only specify one root folder.
Exclude Exclude one or multiple paths from import Paths must be within the path of the root folder (e.g. C:/Users/myUser/subfolder)
Extensions Exclude one or multiple file formats from import (e.g. .txt, .xml)
Capture Size Determine whether the size of the file should be imported. Avoid frequent changes by disabling the import of the size attribute.
Entity name Name of the entity that instances are assigned to (default: folder-structure) Determine standards about entity names before your first import
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: Folder structure import configuration parameters


The following image is an example of a configuration in for imports of folder structures: folder structure importer configuration Figure: Example of a configuration in for imports of folder structures


The OneImporter imports folder structures based on your specific configuration and stores the different instances in the entity defined by you (default: folder-structure). To view the imported instances in, you can 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 folder structure: folder structure instance Figure: Example of a folder structure instance