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Extend vehicle data

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Hi,

I would like to extend device data fields in Geotab.

For example, I would like to store vehicle color and have this information available on API and reports.

Is this possible?

Thanks,

Jose

 

Jose Rodriguez Perez

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Jose,

You are not able to add fields to an object but you could leverage one of the free text fields that the device has.

Mauricio Muniz 0 votes
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Thank you for your reply Mauricio, according to the reference I only have the "comment" field as a free text field.

I would like to add four fields (color, maker, model, fuel consumption) and concatenating them on a single text field complicates the reports.

It would be interesting also for me to extend the Trip object.

 

Jose Rodriguez Perez 0 votes
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Jose.

As mentioned there is no way of extending the objects within the MyGeotab database.

Mauricio Muniz 0 votes
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José,

Maybe you can use groups for that purpose. Creating in this case 4 group trees (one for colors, one for makers and so).

Then, you assign the right ones to the vehicles. It would give you 2 advantages:

1) You would be able to report those details in MyGeotab reports, under the column groups. 

2) You would be able to highlight groups in live map.  https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1wFU4aWqaynb0ykLT8AoHNixWPQ-NLvSyIghvCjEZE58#heading=h.w0akz06lfhct 

Cesar Ortiz 0 votes