This example describes the whole process of attaching a PDF file to a device. To attach a PDF file, the information block Attachments has to be added to the device type the device belongs to.
You are assigned to the Manager role or higher.
You have created a device type.
You have added a device to the device type.
The information block Attachment has been added to the device type as described in Configuring the device type.
Configuring the device type
The information block Attachments needs to be added to the device type.
Proceed as follows
In the device type overview, click the Settings icon of the device type to whose devices you want to add a PDF file.
→ The settings of the device type are displayed.
In the Information Block section, click the Add Information Block drop-down list.
Select the Attachments information block.
→ The information block has been added. Now a PDF file can be attached to a device belonging to this device type.
Optional: Editing the information block
Proceed as follows
Click the Edit button in the insights:attachments line.
→ The information block is displayed with further configuration options.
In the Technical Name field, change the technical name of the information block.
In the Custom Label field, enter a label that will be displayed when viewing the device.
In the Custom Label pane, click the EN drop-down list and select Add DE: German to add the German equivalent for the device type.
Activate the Mandatory (initially added to new devices) checkbox so that an attachment can be added by the user who adds a device.
Activate the Enable users for editing checkbox so that users with the role User can also edit this information block.
Activate the Enable version history for this information block checkbox to enable device history tracking.
→ The information you have added is saved automatically.