Bosch IoT Insights

Downloading the query result

In the Template Runner, the result of a query template can be downloaded in JSON or CSV format.


You have created at least one query template in the Template Designer, refer to Creating a query template.

Proceed as follows

  1. In the Data Explorer, select the desired query template whose result shall be downloaded.
    → The Template Runner is displayed.

    You can also download the query result after you have created the query template in the Template Designer. The Template Runner will be displayed underneath.

  2. Click the Download button.

  3. Select JSON or CSV.
    → The JSON file is downloaded immediately.
    → If you selected CSV, the CSV Download Options dialog is displayed, refer to the Configuring the download setting section below.

Configuring the download setting

  1. Select a download setting.

    • Default (RFC 4180)
      The export is comma-separated.

    • Excel DE
      The export is tab-separated.

  2. Optionally, click the Customize button to create your own download setting.

    1. Make your changes to the current download settings.

    2. Click the Save as button to save the changes as a new download setting.

    3. In the Add New Download Setting dialog, enter a name in the Name of the Download Setting field.
      → The download setting is added to the already existing download settings.

  3. Click the Download button to download the CSV file.
    → The CSV file is downloaded.

In order to mitigate the risk of CSV injection where formulas are injected into a generated file that is downloaded by a user, the CSV download provides basic countermeasures against it.

At the beginning of a line, the following signs are prepended with a single quote ('):

Equals(=), Plus(+), Minus(-), At(@), Tab, Carriage return, Comma (,), and Semicolon (;)

We would like to point out that this is not a vulnerability of Bosch IoT Insights but rather an issue of the application opening the CSV file.