DevicePilot is primarily about dealing with live data, but sometimes data gets caught in transit
Yes. Each time you send data into DevicePilot you can optionally add a $ts field, which is the timestamp of that data (if you don't do this, DevicePilot assumes the data is live). This covers two common use-cases:
- You're using DevicePilot for the first time and you want to get your historical data in
- Your system topology contains devices (typically edge devices or gateways) which are capable of doing "store-and-forward" on data if the connection is temporarily interrupted.
To avoid rate-limiting, batch multiple updates into a single POST if you can. Sort updates by time, i.e. oldest data first.