Roles: Admin, Billing Managers
Last Updated: October 2020
Regardless of the reading method used, read files from a variety of systems can be imported into the NextCentury platform. Allowing for standardized reads, alerts, consumption reports, and more to be viewed remotely at any time.
Reads are securely stored on the NextCentury Cloud, allowing users to view up to 6 months of read history conveniently and securely.
Add read file data to properties within the NextCentury Web Portal. CSV and XLXS files from a variety of meter reading systems are already supported with more coming soon.
This article outlines how to import read files to existing manual read properties within the NextCentury Web Portal. For information on how to create a manual read property, see Manual Read Properties.
How to import a read file
Ensure that the column headers within your read file match the NextCentury format.
Note: Read files must be formatted correctly to be imported. CSV and XLSX files can be used. In the future exported files will be supported from a number of meter reading systems automatically.
Use this header to match the read to the device serial number in the NextCentury Web Portal.
Note: The device serial number is a 6 digit number that begins with BF. This number is automatically generated by the NextCentury Web Portal when a manual read property is first created.
Import Read Headers
Drag the file over the Web Portal while on any property page.
An option to upload the file will then appear. Choose the Upload Reads option.
Review the imported reads.
Select Import Reads to finish and save.
Read data will then be visible on the property.