Generate URL

  • Prepare the CSV file. (With all data that you expect to show on the display filled in advanced)

  • Visit: (after jumping to this link, the link will automatically download the installation package).

  • Unzip the installation package (which was just downloaded). Install the software, click [Menu] (upper left corner), click [Add files ], select the target CSV file, click [Copy to clipboard].


Please do not close the HFS (the one you’ve just downloaded) during the whole CSV URL updating process.


Configuration on the SOPS

  • SOPS home page -> Data Sources -> CSV URL -> Checked the [Enable CSV Integration].

  • Set the Poll Interval (seconds) value: This setting indicates that with an interval of the set value, the SOPS will check if there is any update on the imported CSV file.

  • Paste the copied CSV URL, click [Save Settings]. Fetching and parsing CSV file header, choose a Column as the Unique Source ID, click [Save], click [OK].

  • Please click the [Status] to check if the CSV file was successfully updated. (The Status needs to be ‘Running’)

Please continue with the following steps:

1.Select Template: Choose a template for each size of the displays, then click Edit for each size of the displays.


2.Back to the CSV page. Set up a mapping to associate each display node with one line of the data source. Thus, whenever the line changes, the display can update accordingly.

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  • Specify which column is the Unique Source ID: Choose a Column as the Unique Source ID. The primary key ID (Source ID) only occurs once. Thus, it can be used to identify the lines.Example: SKU, Employee ID, Line Number, or Room ID…

  • Click [Save Settings]

3.Display Binding

(i). If the data amount is relatively small, the following binding method is recommended. - Click [View Display Nodes]: - Click [Edit] in the corresponding display row to select the CSV data source and the corresponding Source ID. This act is to associate each display with a row of data sources. Therefore, whenever the row changes, the data changed can be updated to the display correspondingly. - Select Data Source: CSV URL - Select Data Source ID (The Alias Name field can be left blank)


If there is a cross sign on the left side of the Save Settings, please click the refresh button on the upper right corner of the field.

  • After you click the [Save Setting], the data will be updated to the display correspondingly.

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(ii). If the data amount is relatively large, the following binding method is recommended.

  • Click [Edit Binding], then the website will navigate to Line - Display Binding Management page

  • Section Display Nodes ID List-> Click [Export],then a CSV file (nodes_list.csv) will be downloaded automatically

  • Section Unique Source ID List -> Click [Export], then a CSV file (unique_id_list.csv) will be downloaded automatically

  • Use a file editor to edit those two CSV files downloaded just now

    • Please download the two files above, using a file editor to open them

    • Edit the ‘nodes_list.csv’, fill in the None column with a correct unique ID(As defined in ‘unique_id_list.csv’)

    • Then, upload the modified ‘nodes_list.csv’ here. (View An Example That Can Be Recognized)



1.Adding a Customized Template

On SOPS Home page: [Rendering] -> [Template] -> [Add a Template] -> [Edit Template] -> [Save Settings] Then it will be synchronized to your CSV template database. * If you need us to help you to customize a template. Feel free to contact us.

2.Clear Cache Data

The data source cache can also be cleared. If you want to change the CSV file, you may conduct as followed: - Disable the CSV Integration on the CSV URL page - Click [View Cached Data], wait for the data source cache to load - Click [Clear Cached Data]