Help with ideas for how to guide
CraigWeb last edited by
Hello Mango community, I am seeking your valuable insights on potential topics for How-to guides. Whether it's related to creating dashboards, configuring systems, or designing systems, I'm open to all suggestions. Your input would be greatly appreciated, and I look forward to hearing your ideas.
@CraigWeb As a beginner and using Mango outside of a standard SCADA environment, I'd love to see some how-to's.
Perhaps a "best practices" guide on using Device Names, Name, Tags, etc. I found myself re-naming devices quite often to make things easier with filters later on as I expended my install.
I'd like to see a basic tutorial on how to take a repeated snippet out of a display and turn it into a template. For example, I'm trying to display irrigation statistics so each zone has a valve, a sensor (with bar display), a meta point to set, and statistically how long the valve was on. Rather than repeating this collection of standard dashboard components, create a new one to integrate all the components together. Somewhat like turning a watchlist-based display page into a component/directive, so you could have multiple copies on a single display.
It would be nice to have a bit more how-to on the user component part in the docs. Having it say Hello is a start, but maybe show how to pull a datapoint in as well. That would make for an easier jumping off point.
The HVAC tutorial helped more, but it seems out of date and the code snippets appear to sometimes be escaped making it hard to follow. I never managed to make it all work. Also, the HVAC tutorial is really based on writing everything custom from scratch. Maybe a version that's based on Dashboard Designer or other built-in tools would be a better starting point.
Perhaps a tutorial on how to re-create one of the built-in simple dashboard components. I've seen other tutorials that show the rebuilding of exiting code and they are very helpful to understand the inner workings.
That's a start for me. I'll post if I think of more.
MattFox last edited by
I agree with @tomatopi, the docs are severely lacking and more indepth how tos and fixes for common issues when installing and running mango would be beneficial.
Lastly a how to on how to get email alerts working on the forum would be handy too :P