Change NI InsightCM™ Max Data File Length

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • NI InsightCM 3.0
  • NI InsightCM 3.1
  • NI InsightCM 3.2

Issue Details

How do I change/alter/increase the InsightCM™ Max Data File Length to some value besides 60 seconds?  Do I need to use the InsightCM™ SDK to make this change?


You can change the maximum value for your File Length (s) from the default value of 60 without using the InsightCM SDK.  The necessary changes can be made from within the NI InsightCM web application for InsightCM 3.0 and 3.1 and with the command prompt in InsightCM 3.2.

InsightCM 3.2 and Later

  1. Follow the steps in Cloning Assets in NI InsightCM™ 3.0 or Later to clone the asset and change the values in the .json file.
  2. Continue on in step 9 in the InsightCM 3.0 and 3.1 steps below.

InsightCM 3.0 and 3.1

  1. Navigate to the Asset Definitions page via Navigation Menu >> System >> Asset Definitions
  2. Click on Equipment and then click the Clone button.
  3. Give a name to the Equipment clone.  We will use Equipment Clone as our name.
  4. Click on the clone we just made, Equipment Clone.
  5. Click on the JSON tab.
  6. Search for 60, which should return 2 results.
  7. Change both instances of 60 to the value you desire to be your maximum file length.
  8. Click Apply
  9. You can now create an Equipment Clone node where you can set the File Length (s) to the larger max value. (Assets >> Add >> Asset Type: Equipment Clone). Or you can change the asset type of an existing asset to this new asset (Assets >> Properties >> Asset Type: Equipment Clone).

Additional Information

Making changes to the JSON to allow for file lengths longer than 60 seconds could affect the CPU and memory usage on the Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS) and cause instability.  You should test extensively if you are making changes to the file length to ensure stable running conditions.


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