Use http request to to query all cloudant databases and then establish which are used for the historical data connection in the Watson IoT Platform and query those

This flow uses the http request node to query a cloudant service for all known databases. Then is parses out those databases matching the naming convention for Watson IoT historical databases. It uses node.send to query each of those databases for the first record in the by-deviceId view.

It requires that you enter your cloudant URL and basic authentication credentials in the http request nodes. These can be found in the Credentials of your cloudant service.

Further details on the configuration of Watson IoT for historical data can be found here:

Configure Cloudant NoSQL DB as Historian Data Storage for IBM Watson IoT

Further details on the Cloudant api:

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Flow Info

created 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Node Types

  • function (x1)
  • http request (x2)
  • inject (x1)


  • cloudant
  • watson-iot
  • node.send
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