Datasets allow Vocera to store and refer to a large amount of contextual data, such as data about users, groups, devices, templates, and more to generate alerts and notifications.

The Vocera datasets are defined by their purpose (such as NurseCalls, Deliveries, or Conversations), and are built to house specific pieces of data in their attributes while also using links to connect to other datasets. For example, when an alert is triggered and processed, data is added to many attributes on a number of different datasets in order to provide the proper processing and context for the alert.

Datasets may link to other datasets and allow linked attribute access across two or more datasets. For example, an alert is linked to a patient, room, and bed in order to display this information on the user's device when the alert is triggered. Each of these respective attributes are housed in separate datasets. Attributes, Conditions, and Rules configured on a dataset are used to manage this information. You can create attributes to display within messages if the correct conditions are met and a rule empowering the action is triggered.

The Datasets section in the Vocera Platform Web Console provides access to the datasets configured on the Vocera Platform. The default view displays a list of datasets, alphabetically ordered by name, accompanied by a brief description. You can enter a dataset name or description in the search field to find a specific dataset or narrow the search results. Using the functionality in Datasets, you can create a new dataset or work with the configurable elements (such as conditions, filters, and attributes) of an existing dataset in the Vocera Platform.

A System Administrator may be authorized to work with Vocera's dataset functionality. In the Vocera Platform Web Console users may be authorized to create, delete, modify, and publish datasets.