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Creating an Event Against an Asset
Creating your first Event
Creating your first Event
2021-05-18 15:32:01 +0100
2021-05-18 15:32:01 +0100

If you wish to begin tracking your Asset history, you need to create Events.

Asset Creation is the first Event and the more Events recorded against an Asset, the richer and deeper its history becomes.

Events track key moments of an Asset's lifecycle; details of Who Did What When to an Asset.

Creating Events

  1. When viewing your Asset click the Record Event button.

{{< img src="EventRecord.png" alt="Rectangle" caption="Recording an Event" class="border-0" >}}

  1. You will see the following screen, where you can enter an Event type and description.

{{< img src="EventInformation.png" alt="Rectangle" caption="Entering Event Details" class="border-0" >}}

  1. Tabs enable you to enter both Event and Asset attributes.
  • Event Attributes - Attributes specific to an Event e.g. which device recorded the Event
  • Asset Attributes - Attributes of the Asset that may change as a result of the Event e.g. overall weight of a container

Select the Add Attribute button on each field to add your Key-Value pairs.

For example:

{{< img src="EventAttributes.png" alt="Rectangle" caption="Event Specific Attributes" class="border-0" >}}

{{< img src="EventAssetAttributes.png" alt="Rectangle" caption="Event Asset Attributes" class="border-0" >}}

Here we see someone noted the type of cargo loaded in the Event, and has also recorded the total weight of the cargo using a newly defined Weight attribute.

Every Event has an automatically generated timestamp_accepted and principal_accepted attribute that records when who performed what, as submitted to RKVST.

There is an option to append timestamp_declared and principal_declared attributes on the Event. For example, if the Event happened offline or a third party reports it. This option helps to create a detailed record.

PDFs or images can be recorded with an Event in the same way as an Asset.

This is useful for storing associated material for posterity. For example, each Inspection Event can store the PDF document of a specific standard for container inspection. This allows historical compliance checking of Events.

  1. Once you have entered all data, click the Record Event Button, to add to your Asset.

You will see that the Asset Attribute we changed is also recorded in the Asset View.

{{< img src="EventRecorded.png" alt="Rectangle" caption="Submitting the Event" class="border-0" >}}

  1. Use the eye symbol ( ) to inspect the Event:

{{< img src="EventView.png" alt="Rectangle" caption="Viewing an Event" class="border-0" >}}

Here we see the details entered earlier and also a tab that will show both the Event Attributes and Asset Attributes:

{{< img src="EventAttributeView.png" alt="Rectangle" caption="Viewing Event Attributes" class="border-0" >}}

In the next section we will learn about using Locations to group items together for both logical grouping and then how to better manage access using ABAC and OBAC Policies.