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Particle Connector

Version 3

 

Intro

Particle.io is a manufacturer of Internet-connected hardware and microcontrollers. Particle allows developers, hardware engineers, and DIY makers to build Internet-connected devices via WiFi, Cellular and Mesh connectivity. Use the Domo Particle.io connector to receive data about devices, products, data usage fees, and more. To learn more about the Particle API, visit their page (https://docs.particle.io/reference/device-cloud/api/).

You connect to your Particle account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Particle connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Particle account and create a DataSet, you must have a Particle access token. For help generating a token, please consult the Particle.io API documentation.

Connecting to Your Particle Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Particle Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Particle account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Access Token

Enter your Particle access token. For help generating a token, please consult the Particle.io API documentation.

Once you have entered valid Particle credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Particle DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the Particle report you want to run. The following reports are available:

Get All Historical Device Vitals

Returns all available historical device vitals information.

Get Cellular Network Status

Returns information about Particle IoT cellular network status.

Get Data Usage for Product Fleet

Returns information about data usage costs for your Particle IoT products.

Get Device Information

Returns detailed information about Particle IoT devices.

Get Last Known Device Vitals

Returns device vitals information from the last connection to the cloud for your Particle IoT devices.

Get Sim Information

Returns detailed information about Particle IoT device SIM cards.

Get Variable Value

Returns the value of a cloud variable you specify.

List Customers for a Product

Returns information about your Particle IoT product customers.

List Device Groups

Returns information about product device groups.

List Devices

Returns information about Particle IoT devices.

List Devices in a Product

Returns information about your Particle IoT devices you have assigned to a product.

List Product Firmwares

Returns information about product firmware.

List Products

Returns information about your Particle IoT products.

List Sim Cards

Returns information about Particle IoT device SIM cards.

Devices

Select the devices you want to retrieve data for.

Variable Name

Select the variable you want to retrieve data for. Variable names must correspond to the devices you select in the Devices menu. If there are no variables listed, return to the Devices menu and choose devices with the same variable names.

Data Selection

Select the desired data type.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.