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Import Device Profiles

You can import device profiles as follows:

When you import a device profile, the following information is populated in the tool:

  • The device types are added to the Device Types pane. For further information on the Device Types pane, see Device Types Overview
  • The device resources are added to the Device Resources pane. For futher information on the Device Resources pane, see Device Resources Overview
  • The device profile is added to the Device Profiles pane. For further information on the Device Profiles pane, see Device Profiles Overview

Import Your Device Profile

You can import a device profile in YAML or JSON format from any menu.

When creating your device profile, ensure that the value of the name field for the profile and the device resource contains only the following characters:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-_.~;

To import a device profile, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Settings icon, as illustrated below:

    Import device profile button

  2. Select Import Profile, as illustrated below:

    The Import Device Profile dialog box displays, as illustrated below:

    Import device profile code pane

  3. Drag and drop the device profile to the upload area, or open the file dialog to locate and open the device profile you require

  4. Select the protocol for the uploaded device profile from the drop-down menu

  5. Select the version of Edge Xpert you are using from the drop-down menu

  6. Select the NEXT button. The selected device profile displays in the code editor, as illustrated below:

    Import device profile code editor

  7. Select the Import button to import the profile. Selecting the Back button returns you to the previous page of the Import Device Profile dialog box.

If there are errors in the profile content, an error message is displayed that explains what needs to be corrected. You can update the profile directly in the code editor and reselect the Import button to import the corrected device profile. Alternatively, you can cancel this upload, edit your local file and upload your corrected file by following these steps again.

If successful, the import is confirmed.

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