Documentation on Unit catalog and unit conversions

  • 10 November 2023
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Hi. I’ve found a few references to “unit catalog”, “target unit”, and “target unit system” in the python sdk documentation. However, I wasn’t able to find a more complete description of this functionality. I assume it is there to assist with unit conversion, simliarly to what you can do in Charts? Can this also be used with custom units, that are not in the Charts standard units?

Is documentation/explanation of this feature available somewhere?


Best answer by Everton Colling 13 November 2023, 10:17

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Hi Kristian,

Thank you for your interest in our unit catalog and conversion functionalities. You've indeed spotted a new feature that's currently in a limited availability phase, meaning it's being tested and refined with a smaller user group before its public release.

This feature, aimed to facilitate unit conversion, is planned for general availability in our December release. The upcoming release will make it easier to specify units on time series and data models and query data in a compatible unit. As usual, the release will include comprehensive documentation for users like yourself.

If you're interested in being part of our early adopters program for this feature, I encourage you to reach out to your Cognite Account Manager.