I'm in the process of creating an influx database which reads in the three properties of my central heating system. These readings are being fed from a separate program running on an old raspberry pi to the latest model b+ or whatever. The transferred data values are a mixed collection of text, number and line feeds, sent from the old pi every few minutes.
My node red on the newer pi breaks apart the data sent to it and then recombines just the three pieces of data and sends that payload to the influxdb
I can get the data into the influxdb, but the field names appear to be the first three readings sent to them as the payload below
03/06/2019, 13:56:54node: 1f372cdb.5eaea3 boilerOnOffState : msg : Object object payload: object 16: 16 OFF: "OFF" 19.4: 19.4 topic: "boilerOnOffState" _msgid: "74e30e4f.e3c93"
1559566033781021327 16 19.2 OFF 1559566043830384018 16 19.2 OFF 1559566053845750425 16 19.2 OFF >
My question as a new time node red user of less than 3-4 days, What do I need to do in order to add meaningful field names? Can this be done before the transfer to influxdb with node red, or can I adjust the field names in influxDB itself?