Custom Data Point Units
Hi I am trying to add a data point with a unit kVA in mango 3.1.1 enterprise demo. It shows in the Unit drop down - kVA not recognized (in kVA at index 0). When I save the template, it shows Invalid unit: java.text.ParseException: kVA not recognized (in kVA at index 0). How do I create custom units?
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The units field is most useful if some kind of conversion is going to apply, otherwise it can feel a little restrictive. The unit you're attempting to use would be written
kA*Vetc. This came up with kWh, which was entered and displayed kW*h, which was not ideal. It's really easy to add custom labels in the code, but we haven't exposed any means of creating a correlation like
kVA = kV*Afor the sake of getting proper display and the conversion possibilities in the library (also automatic units for integrals).
The other option is to use a suffix instead of a unit. The suffix field is just a string, so you can write whatever you like into it and, if your textrenderer is set up not to use the unit as the suffix, it will be displayed after the value.
Ok, got it. I just set the Text Renderer as I just need to suffix the text .