Tutorial: Workshop for Developers 2: Custom Asset Viewer Application

Workshop for Developers 2: Custom Asset Viewer Application

Tutorial Overview

The Custom Asset Viewer Application is one of the sample applications showing how the Thingworx Manufacturing Apps suite can be extended to build custom apps. In this example, we took the OOTB asset performance mashup and modified to add a grid table which shows the Maintenance Orders from an external database. We used Postgres as the database, as the Thingworx Manufacturing Apps installer supports it by default. The Maintenance Orders are stored in a table and a SQL query is used to extract the relevant data and display them in the context of an asset.

The developers can take this sample application and extend it to create the Maintenance Orders when alerts are triggered in the system based on pre-determined criteria. This also shows how to take advantage of existing mashups and repurpose them for similar use. This example along with other configuration videos/documents will demonstrate how quickly applications can be built using Thingworx Manufacturing Apps.

Getting Started

Step 1 - Download the Custom Asset Viewer Package

Step 2 - Inside the Custom Asset Viewer Package, open the “Custom Asset Viewer Application Installation and Configuration” document and follow the instructions.

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