Creating templates for entity types from existing entities - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

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After you add custom states, data points, and actions to a device, you can quickly create a template that can be applied to other entities.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. Select the device that you want to create a template from and click the Properties tab.
  3. Click Create entity type from entity.
  4. In the Create entity type from entity dialog box, enter a name for the entity type and click Save.


The entity type is added to the list of entity types in the Entity types tab of the plugin.

After you finish

(Optional) In the Entity types tab, select the template, then click Export to save the template as a .JSON file on your workstation.