I apologize for the delay, I had to check with our engineering team for clarification on some behavior.
In the coming days, I am going to update the node and schema documentation for Time Series Queries. There are many possible combinations of variables within the Time Series request that produce varying results, and the documentation is lacking around this action. Once I have updated this documentation, I will link it below
I want to break down a couple of things that will help explain the results we both received.
I was made aware of a crucial detail for this query: the data is aggregated into buckets. Thus, aggregation is done on the data in “pieces” at the length of the resolution. For example, if I were to set
aggregation to “LAST” and my
resolution to 60000 milliseconds (60 seconds), the value printed to my payload would really be the last value reported by the device within that minute. This aggregation would be done for every minute between my
end values, and the value would be the LAST value within that minute.
This can get very tricky when seeing the associated timestamp for the bucket. The timestamp associated with the returned value is the timestamp of the first aggregated value in the bucket, while the returned value is the data point you are looking for, LAST.
The first issue I saw was what you described, the query schema you provided returned both the
null. This is occurring as either
resolution is required unless the
aggregation is set to “NONE”. If you were to set your limit to a number greater than one, the difference of timestamps would indicate the resolution for each bucket.
Limit and Timestamps
When I set my limit to 1, I received the first existing data point from my device… or so I thought. Since the query uses buckets and I had set my resolution to one hour, the timestamp on the returned value was for my very first data point. However, the associated value truly was the LAST value within that hour. The timestamp correlated to the beginning, or first value, of the aggregated bucket, but I believed I was receiving the ever data point.
The query I used is by no means the only option, I just wanted to keep it similar to your configuration. Feel free to change it up if you are looking for something different.
"aggregation": "NONE", // every data point between start and end //
"limit": 1, // return only one value
"order":"desc", // put in descending order, giving the last value first
Again, I will update you once I have improved the documentation. Please let me know if you run into another issue with this or have a question, as it is a confusing query to configure without detailed information.
Thanks so much!