Get device parameters using SigFox integration

ThingsBoard PE Feature

Only ThingsBoard Professional Edition supports Platform Integrations feature.

See ThingsBoard PE Installation Options to install ThingsBoard PE.

This tutorial will show how to push downlink messages to devices connected via Sigfox integration when user updates device attribute using ThingsBoard UI

Use case

In this tutorial we will get a shared attribute of specified device using SigFox integration. SigFox backend will be simulated using Postman.


We assume you have completed the following guides and reviewed the articles listed below:

Model definition

We will operate with device that has name “Thermostat A” which will be automatically created in the process of integration work.


Note: a shared attribute of this device has to be created.

Getting started

Creating converters

In order for integration to work, downlink and uplink converters should be created.

  • Go to Data Converters -> Add new Data Converter -> Import Converter


Uplink converter should look like this:


Downlink converter should look like this:


Creating integration

Integration should look like this:

  • Go to Integrations -> Add new Integration


  • Fill in the fields with the input data shown in the following table:
FieldInput Data
Name New SigFox Integration
Type SigFox
Debug mode False
Uplink data converter New uplink SigFox converter
Downlink data converter New downlink SigFox converter
Base URl
Enable secrurity False


Message flow

In this section, we explain the purpose of each node in this tutorial. There will be one rule chain involved:

  • Root rule chain - rule chain that saves telemetry from devices into the database, and redirects the attribute updates to To SigFox integration chain.
  • To SigFox integration - rule chain that sends all incoming data which has a specified key to integration.

The following screenshots show how the above Rule Chains should look like:

  • To SigFox integration:


  • Root Rule Chain:


Download and import the attached json file for the To SigFox integration rule chain.

Create Node C as shown on the image above in the root rule chain to forward attribute update messages to the imported rule chain.

The following section shows you how to create this rule chain from scratch.

Create new Rule Chain (To SigFox integration)

Go to Rule Chains -> Add new Rule Chain


  • Name : To SigFox integration


New Rule Chain is created. Press Edit button and configure Chain.

Adding the required nodes

In this rule chain, you will create 2 nodes as it will be explained in the following sections:

Node A: Check existence filter
  • Add the Check existence filter node and connect it to the Input node with a relation type Success. This rule node checks if incoming updated attribute is “status” or not.


  • Fill in the fields with the input data shown in the following table:
FieldInput Data
Name Check status field
Message data status
  • Add the Integration downlink node and connect it to the Check existence filter node with a relation type Success. This rule node pushes message to specified integration.


  • Fill in the fields with the input data shown in the following table:
FieldInput Data
Name Push to integration
Integration New SigFox Integration

Modify Root Rule Chain

The initial root Rule Chain has been modified by adding the following node:

Node С: Rule Chain
  • Add the Rule Chain node and connect it to the Message type switch node with a relation type Update attributes. This node forwards incoming Message to specified Rule Chain To SigFox integration.

  • Select the Rule Chain field: To SigFox integration.


The following screenshot shows how the final Root Rule Chain should look like:



Now when “status” attribute is updated, integration will send downlink message.

Next steps

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