Bucket is where the data from your devices is stored. You may create as many buckets as you wish. We recommend to create one bucket for each device to make it easier to find and keep control of the data. However, one bucket may be linked to more than one device.
When a device is created, Tago automatically created a bucket for it if you don't select a Bucket from the dropdown list (right on the field where you enter the name of the device).
To create a bucket, click on Bucket on the sidebar. Then, click + (the top right button). Enter a name for the bucket and a short description.
In the General Information tab, you can select the period of retention for the data in the bucket - data older than this period will be removed. You can also select to enable the Backup or to add Tags for it.
To share a bucket, click on Bucket on the sidebar. Select the bucket from the list, and click on the Share tab.
Enter the e-mail of the users you want to share the bucket with, and the type of access permission.
- Full - user will be able to send and get data
- Write only - user will only be able to send data
- Read only - user will only be able to get data
You can share your buckets with anyone inside or outside your organization. That is a great feature to boost collaboration and create new business opportunities.
Each device can be connected to only one bucket. It means that the device will be filling (sending data to) only one bucket, and that the device is able to read variables from only one bucket. To make the same variable available to different devices, it is recommended to connect more devices in the same bucket, or use scripts in the Analysis to copy certain variables from one bucket to another.
Note that when selecting variables in a dashboard or in the analysis, you will be requested to select the bucket and the device of origin that sent the variable. In case a bucket received data from different devices with the same variable name, it is easy to separate them by defining its origin. For example, Device01 and Device02 are sending both the variable ‘temperature’ to the bucket MySensors. To display the temperature from one specific device, just add the name of the device in the origin field.
Learn more about data buckets:
- Managing Buckets
- Data Retention
- Data Backup