Effective August 31st, 2016 the NI Cloud Dashboard service will no longer be operating. This page is now closed to additional comments, but we will leave the NI Cloud Dashboard Service Discussion page active to capture any additional insights.
NI is hosting this service on the cloud - all you have to do is create an NI Hosted Services account to gain and control access to the cloud dashboards you create and write the VIs that interact with the service.
Your NI Cloud Dashboard is controlled by the VI on your device, which creates and updates these features on its web portal:
Once you've created a dashboard you can use the portal to share it with other NI Cloud Dashboard users.
The NI Cloud Dashboard service is a research prototype and is not as robust as a supported web service. Please limit your use of the service to eight devices, and a maximum of eight data feeds per device. If you would like to conduct tests with larger numbers of devices and data feeds, please contact email@example.com in advance.
Over-use or abuse: If you generate too much activity NI will first request that you reduce your activity via the e-mail address associated with your NI Cloud Dashboard account ("your e-mail address"). If that fails, NI may terminate your devices or terminate your NI Cloud Dashboard account at its discretion.
Clean-up and Purging: NI will periodically scan the service for "stale" devices, meaning there has been no recent activity on the service or the portal from that device, and delete those devices. NI will attempt to notify you in advance via the e-mail address associated with your NI Cloud Dashboard account.
LabVIEW 2013 or later and a PC or NI hardware with an internet connection.
Please post any questions, comments, bug reports, or other feedback in the NI Cloud Dashboard Service Discussion.
The NI Cloud Dashboard Service is provided as an unsupported service. If you encounter a problem with this service, have usage tips to share, etc., please post to the general discussion forum for this service: NI Cloud Dashboard Service Discussion. Do not call National Instruments for support of this service.
The attached Code is provided As Is. It has not been tested or validated as a product, for use in a deployed application or system, or for use in hazardous environments. You assume all risks for use of the Code and use of the Code is subject to the Sample Code License Terms which can be found at http://ni.com/samplecodelicense.
Here's how you get your account created
Complete the following steps to log into your NI Cloud Dashboard:
The VIs you write will need a key to access your NI Cloud Dashboard service
The example demonstrates how your VIs interact with the NI Cloud Dashboard service.
These instructions can also be found on the NI Cloud Dashboard help docs online at: http://cdb-help.niwsc.com/ under "example"
Now that you have the Cloud Dashboard.vi example under your belt, and the VI palette installed in LabVIEW, start building your own dashboards. The documents at http://cdb-help.niwsc.com/ and in LabVIEW help explain how to use the VIs and what shows up in the dashboard.