Category:JSON Files

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Uploading data to a web server outside MX

Please note this Wiki page applies to releases 3.10.1 onwards. NOTE: Earlier MX releases used HTML template files that created web pages locally for uploading to a web server.

This Wiki category page is the entry point to the documentation describing how the JSON format is used in optional web site functionality for updating data to a web server outside Cumulus MX.

The webfiles sub-folder contains the following web pages that are uploaded just once to your web server (obviously if they get changed in a new release, then the new files are uploaded to replace the old ones as another one-off operation).

  • Each of these web pages depends on a number of other files (in lib, js, and css sub-folders).
  • they also depend on one or more files being uploaded to supply data:
Web page Source file Upload file Settings Description
gauges.htm realtimegaugesT.txt in web sub-folder realtimegauges.txt Internet settings -->> Web/FTP Settings -->> Realtime Settings -->> realtimegauges.txt -->> Generate Please see SteelSeries_Gauges (although that was written for legacy Cumulus 1)
historic.htm, trends.htm, selectachart.htm Generated in the code availabledata.json, graphconfig.json, plus files with data for what to be plotted (e.g. alldailyhumdata.json) Internet settings -->> Web/FTP Settings -->> Interval Settings -->> availabledata.json and graphconfig.json files must be uploaded just once after you select which graphs you want to plot (so if you for example decide to swap from apparent temperature to feels like, upload the first file again)
index.htm, monthlyrecord.htm, record.htm, thismonth.htm, thisyear.htm, today.htm, yesterday.htm websitedataT.json websitedata.json Internet settings -->> Web/FTP Settings -->> Standard File Settings -->> websitedata.json -->> Generate please see New Default Web Site Information
noaareport.htm Generated in code Reports sub-folder NOAA Settings -->> all sub-sections see here

Data Transfer Format

JavaScript Object Notation (.json) format is one of the ways to transfer data with individual items labelled, on that linked page some of the other ways to transfer data are also explained.

Use of this format is introduced in Cumulus MX, and none of the files in this category are applicable to the legacy 1.9.4 software.

Documentation for local application programming interface

MX uses JSON format (specified as part of MX internal code) for the pages that show weather information in the MX Administrative Interface, on the web server generated by MX.

The Cumulus Wiki pages that document JSON usage in that interface are linked from the link in the heading above, and are not included in this category.

For example, the page that displays weather for today and yesterday uses the 6 formats described on this page.

Links listed below

Crystal Clear info.png Appeal to contributors:

Please work through all linked pages, and ensure Cumulus MX documentation is completed

MX stores all the xxxx.json files, linked from this Wiki page, in the web sub-folder of your MX installation.

Please note if you are using an older release some files may not be available, and MX development may add files that need to be documented here.