Folder and Meter Configuration

Create folder and assign meter

In smart-me you can create a folder structure and assign corresponding meters to this folder. This allows you to map a building with different billing units (e.g. flats), for example.

To create new folders, proceed as follows:

  1. Log in to the smart-me website.

  2. Click on Configuration in the top right-hand corner

  3. Click on Counter / Folder Configuration

  4. To create a new folder select Add Node.

  5. To assign a counter to a folder, drag and drop the counter into the folder. Folders can also be moved using drag & drop.

If you want to undo the allocation of a meter, select the corresponding meter and click on Delete Node. The counter is now displayed again under Unassigned counters.

Edit folder

To edit a folder, select the corresponding folder and click Edit Node. The following settings are available:

Name: Set the name of the folder.
Type:
Select an icon for you folder (e.g. House, Heat, Water, Electricity)
Description:
Optionally add a description of the folder.

Finish editing by clicking on Save.

Edit meter

To edit a counter, you can select the counter in the same way as for the folder and click on Edit node. The following settings are available:

Name: Set the name of the counter.
Description:
Optionally add a description for the counter.
Value correction:
Enter the factor (in percent) by which the counter value is to be corrected on the cloud side.
Overfolder Value Correction: Enter the factor (in per cent) by which the counter value for the folder in which it is located is to be corrected. The counter value itself is not affected by this setting.
Counter active: Deactivate the counter by deleting the tick. Activate it again by setting the check mark. For more information on deactivated counters, see our FAQ under How do I deactivate my counter?

Automatically creating folders with a CSV file

smart-me allows users to automate the process of creating folders as well as assigning and renaming meters using a CSV file. You will need a smart-me Professional subscription to use this function.

CSV files contain tabular data that is stored in text form. They can be edited with a text editor (e.g. notepad++).

Please note: Using this function will cause existing folders to be deleted. This means that any functions used with these folders will no longer work, e.g. if-then actions, smart-me billing configurations, etc.

The following columns (do not change the order) are contained in a configuration CSV file:

Spalten der Konfigurations-CSV-Datei

The separators ‘;’ and ‘//’ must not be used in names. They are reserved for separating columns and folders in paths.

If the four columns – ‘MeterPointId’, ‘ExportFormat’, ‘UploadType’ and ‘ExportInterval’ are present – the meter is also registered for auto export.

A sample configuration without auto export:

MeterSerialNumber;MeterName;FolderPath

102177;Büro 100;Wohnung 1. Stock Links // Büro

636731327420929937;Wohnzimmer 101;Wohnung 1. Stock Links // Wohnzimmer

101163;Schlafzimmer 102;Wohnung 1. Stock Links // Schlafzimmer

A sample configuration with auto export:

MeterSerialNumber;MeterName;FolderPath;MeterPointId;ExportFormat;UploadType;ExportInterval

102177;Büro 100;Wohnung 1. Stock Links // Büro;CH100;CSV_1;FTP_2;Weekly

636731327420929937;Wohnzimmer 101;Wohnung 1. Stock Links // Wohnzimmer;CH101;CSV_1;FTP_2;Daily

101163;Schlafzimmer 102;Wohnung 1. Stock Links // Schlafzimmer;CH102;CSV_1;FTP_2;Monthly



Editing CSV files in Excel

Excel also supports the editing of CSV files. There are two points to consider here:

  1. Excel must be prevented from rounding the meter serial number or displaying it in an exponential form, e.g. by treating numbers as text in Excel.

  2. The CSV file must be in the UTF-8 character set. Excel does not display umlauts correctly. However, these characters are displayed correctly in a text editor (e.g. notepad++).

The recommended workflow is as follows:

  1. Log into the smart-me website: https://web.smart-me.com/login/

  2. Click on ‘Configuration’ in the top right-hand corner

  3. Click on ‘Meter/folder configuration’

  4. Click on ‘Node configuration via CSV’

  5. Click on ‘Download node configuration’ to download the current configuration as a CSV file

  6. Edit the configuration

  7. Check the configuration in a text editor that supports the UTF-8 character set to check whether meter serial numbers and names are displayed correctly

  8. Click on ‘Browse’ and select the edited CSV file

  9. Click on ‘Upload node configuration’ to apply the configuration (caution: the resulting changes cannot be undone)