OTA Connect User Guide

Create a fixed group

To create a fixed group, you need to explicitly specify the devices that you want to add.

To create a fixed group, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Devices tab and click +Add group.

  2. Select Fixed Group and click Next.

  3. In the next window, enter a group name.

  4. Click Create to finish creating your group.

  5. Open the All devices or Ungrouped devices section, then drag and drop each device on to the group that you just created.

Advanced: Group devices by uploading a list

If you have a large volume of devices, you can add them to a fixed group by importing a list of device IDs. Bear in mind that this feature is currently experimental and might not work as expected.

To create this list, you first need to know the device IDs for all the devices that you’ve provisioned. The best way to create this list is to have your developers define the device IDs and ask them for list of the device IDs that they’ve provisioned. You need to get this list in from your developers because there’s currently no way to export a list of provisioned device IDs from the OTA Connect portal.

Your list of device IDs needs to be a .txt file with one ID on each line. Unfortunately, the import wont work if the text file contains Windows-style line breaks. To tidy up the file format, open the text file in a text editor such as Notepad++ and make sure there are no carriage return characters, and the lines are separated only by new line characters.

  • In Notepad++ you can click the Show All Characters button to show non-printable characters such as tabs and new lines.

  • In Notepad++ you also find carriage returns by searching for the regular expression “\r”.

To create a fixed group and upload a list of device IDs, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Devices tab and click +Add group.

  2. Select Fixed Group and click Next.

  3. In the next window, enter a group name.

  4. Upload your list and click Create.

  5. Open the group that you just created and check that your devices were added correctly.