Setting Categories are sets of metadata, such as ID, Name, or Device Owner, that can be added to Locations, Gateway Types, and Device Types to support and simplify integration with external systems.
If you modify a Setting Category for associated with a specific Device, any subsequent changes in the Device Template no longer propagate to that Device. Thanks to this, you can create Device-specific Setting Categories that are not overwritten by template changes.
If you add a Setting Category to a Device, and add another Settings Category with the same name to the Device’s Device Template, the GUI shows which properties on the Device are inherited from the template and which are defined locally in the Device.
Access Setting Categories
Navigation: Settings -> Setting Categories
The Setting Categories page has a list of all Setting Categories in the Device Network.
Create/Edit Setting Category
Navigation: Settings -> Setting Categories -> +Create or click a Setting Category
- Hardware Settings: If enabled, DDM sends the value contained in the Setting Category data to the Gateway. It is up to the Gateway to send it to the Device, to be stored in the Device itself for indicating the Device’s tasks. Otherwise, it is only stored in DDM.
- Security Settings: This option is currently not in use. Toggling the switch will have no effect on the settings.
- Read only: Disables editing the Value.
- Mandatory: Makes a non-empty Value required.
Example of a Setting Category panel on a Device Page:
Note that a Device page can have several Setting Category panels. The panels are not named “Setting Category” but rather take on the name given to the Setting Category itself, in this case “TempHumid”.