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January 5, 2019
2:54 am
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Hello there, I was trying to upload a program based on collecting the sensor data from LDR and uploading it on Thingspeak . However, even after successfully uploading the code from node-mcu and making proper connections, I cannot see the graphical representation on my channel. I need some help. Here is the code below.

define ldrpin A0
#include ;
#include ;
#include ;

const char ssid[] = "mallu";
const char password[] = "malika178";
WiFiClient client ;
unsigned long myChannelNumber = 668318;
const char myWriteAPIKey[] = "5K9LRBN5Q8G3MTKM";

void setup() {


// put your setup code here, to run once:


void loop() {
int val;
val = analogRead(ldrpin);

Serial.println(" ");
ThingSpeak.writeField(myChannelNumber, 1,val, myWriteAPIKey); //Update in ThingSpeak


note that wificlient, esp8266wifi and thingspeak library were included.

January 5, 2019
5:39 pm

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Have you tried some of the examples here:


You should be able to start from one of those and modify them for your application.

January 7, 2019
5:04 pm

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Are you able to see data in your channel when you use a rest call in your browser window? For example, try, something of this format:

That way you can be sure you have the correct channel and API key.

Once that is done, I recommend using some of the examples at the site Vinod pointed out. There are also some examples in the ESP8266 section that I would recommend for your Node MCU. These have a bit more verbose seral comments, so you can make sure the device is connecting to the wifi, first for example. Then you can also make sure the write was successful.

See this example perhaps: https://www.mathworks.com/help/thingspeak/read-and-post-temperature-data.html

Do you see the number of entries increasing on your channel? If you are writing string type data, the number of entries will grow, but the plot will not be able to display the data.
Last, check the display settings on your thingSpeak chart. Your data may be off scale.

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