Welcome back to our tutorials, with AI-Dash PRO is possible to include weather information onto your charts, before you will be able to do that there are few simple steps to follow:
In order to feed AI-Dash PRO with weather information we will need an API key. As a first step of our setup we will need to search on any search engine website:
"API for current weather data"
There will be a great amount of website you can choose from, and more or less they all have similar functionality. For this tutorial we choose to use OpenWeatherMap but feel free to use any other provider you prefer. Once decided which provider to use select the website and choose the:
and now it's time to Subscribe.
After clicking on subscribe, depending on the provider you choose, a page with all the service they provide will be showed. Usually the basic service is more than enough to satisfy all the needs, however you might need other information hence you can always choose what's right for you! Once you happy with your decision hit:
Get API key and Start
All you need to do now is to follow the 3 simple steps, more importantly you will need to Sign-up in order to get the API Key
Fill up the fields with:
Don't forget to prove you're not a Robot and you are read to
Create an Account
After you created your own account the home page will look like the one beneath. Click on API Keys to create the API Key needed.
You will find in this page a default API Key but you can always generate new ones.
Once the API Key is been created, copy the long string we will need it to Configure AI-Dash PRO
PLEASE NOTE the API Generated might take up to 2 hours to be activated
In the Configuration menu on the left hand side you can fine the Weather page as showed below:
In this page we can set up and see:
Clicking on APPLY will
set the API KEY and AI-Dash PRO will periodically check if that Key is still valid, for instance the green check sign shows that the API KEY is up and running.
From the same page you can also remove a location by simply clicking on the red X
Let's see if we have done all the setting correctly by trying to get the weather information onto a chart. For demo purpose we are showing a single event chart... Don't forget to:
As you can see below all the weather information are showed on your chart.
Are you wondering what that "cloud with a question mark" means? Don't worry it just mean that AI-Dash PRO doesn't have the weather information for that period, most probably it is a time period related when the API Key wasn't present.
Unfortunately at the present we are not yet aligned with the historical weather information, stay tuned for updates!
Congrats you're now a Weather Guru