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Cumulocity

Common Questions

Cumulocity lets you build your IoT applications quickly. Its open, application centric, and integration solution with various APIs allows you to configure your data points in a flash.

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Triggers

  • Subscribe

    Triggers when a subscriber receives a message from the publisher

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Actions

  • Accept Device Request

    Accept the request of the new device

  • Add Device Request

    Create a new device request

  • New Event

    Create a new event

  • New Alarm

    Create a new alarm

  • Create Measurement

    Create a measurement interface of speed, temperature, or signal

  • Get Managed Objects

    Retrieve the details of the managed objects

  • Update Asset Properties

    Update the asset properties of the specified device

To use Cumulocity in your workflow, you will first need to connect it with Built.io Flow. 

To do this, drag any Cumulocity action listed under Cumulocity service on the canvas. In case of configuring triggers, double-click on the Start icon, and select Cumulocity service. Then, click on the Add New option listed under the Connect to Cumulocity field in the configuration window. The Add Connection window prompts where you'll be asked to specify the Tenant ID, Username, and Password.

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The subdomain in the URL is the tenant ID of your Cumulocity account. E.g., if https://demo.cumulocity.com is your URL, then demo is your tenant ID. Enter this in the Tenant ID field of the Add Connection window.

Enter the username and the password in the Username and Password field by which you had created your account. Once you'd entered the details, click the ADD button. 

You can now see the added authorization under the Connect to Cumulocity field.  Once added, this connection will be available in all Cumulocity actions and triggers. 

Cumulocity is a fully configurable, bundled service that enables faster IoT integration. It configures your devices smartly by mapping the data points and setting them to relevant protocols. 

In the case of workflow management, Cumulocity actions and triggers provide a rapid configuration of the devices and offer real-time analytics with notifications. 

With the help of the newly introduced Cumulocity actions, you can now configure devices, set alarms, and update the device properties by providing the ID of the device—MAC address, system ID, or IMEI number. 

We have illustrated a working example of Cumulocity actions - Add Device Request and Accept Device Request in our How To section. Click here to know more.