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Timeseries Chart


The Timeseries Chart, while similar to the XY Chart, uses a datetime value for the Domain Axis instead of a numerical value. This chart is ideal when trying to display Tag Historian data in a Report.

Chart OptionsProperty/SymbolDescription

Data KeyUnique identifier or placeholder to the data source that will populate the chart.
Domain KeyThe data key that should represent the X axis on the chart. The Timeseries Chart expects a timestamp, while the XY chart can use any numeric value as the domain key.

Pens represent a series of data. There are several properties for each pen exposed on the Chart Options tab:

Range Key: The key the pen should retrieve data from.

Pen Name: The name of the pen that should appear on the chart.

Preview: Visual representation of how the pen will be rendered. The trend is simply a preview, and does not take the data from the range key into account.

Add Pen

Adds a pen.

Edit Pen

Opens Pen Configuration area for editing.

Remove Pen

Deletes a pen.

There are several properties for each axis exposed on the Chart Options tab:

Name: The name of the axis.

Label: Text next to the axis. Commonly used to describe what the values of each pen represent.

Auto?: Determines if the axis should automatically adjust the upper and lower bound of the axis to include all data from each pen. When enabled, the High and Low properties are ignored. When disabled, High and Low will be used.

Low: The low range value the axis will use when 'Auto?' is disabled.

High: The high range value the axis will use when 'Auto?' is disabled.

Add Axis

Add an axis.

Edit Axis

Opens Axis Configuration area for editing.

Remove Axis

Deletes an axis.
Edit ScriptAllows the chart to be modified via Python scripting before the report is rendered.
Properties TabPropertyDescriptionCategory

Data KeyData key of the dataset that drives this chart.Chart Options
Axis Label FontFont to use for axis labels.Chart Options
Axis Tick FontFont to use for axis tick marks.Chart Options
Bar WidthThe width of any bar dataponts, specified in milliseconds.Chart Options
Date FormatOptional format string to override the domain axis date format.Chart Options
Domain KeyKey name of the column inside the dataset that contains the domain (x) value.Chart Options
Gap ThresholdMultiplier for the average space between data points to be considered a data gap for the "line with gaps" render style.Chart Options
No Data MsgMessage to show when no data is available.Chart Options
Plot BackgroundColor to use for chart background.Chart Options
Show LegendIf true, show a legend for the chart.Chart Options
OpacityHow opaque the fill color is, between 0 and 1.Stroke and Fill
Stroke StyleWhat style of stroke or border to use: Hidden, Shape Outline, Border, or Double. To learn more about stroke styles, refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.Stroke and Fill
StrokeDetails for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.Stroke and Fill
RollNumber of degrees this shape is rotated clockwise.Basic Properties
Scale XAmount to scale the width of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.Basic Properties
Scale YAmount to scale the height of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.Basic Properties
VisibleIf true, the shape will be visible.Basic Properties
WidthWidth of this shape in pixels.Basic Properties
HeightHeight of this shape in pixels.Basic Properties
Show X-AxisIf true, show the x-axis.X-Axis
X-Axis LabelLabel text for the x-axis.X-Axis


Dynamically set the range on your chart in the report. This script includes a minimum and maximum boundary so you can set operating ranges. It will throw out values that don't land in the correct range. IE: You don't want to display oven temperatures below 500 degrees, or values of 0 represent bad data.

This code should be placed in the configureChart function definition of your chart. You can access it by clicking the Edit Script button at the bottom of the Property Inspector.

# set boundries to throw out 'bad' values that land outside this range
minBoundary = 50
maxBoundary = 100

from import DatasetUtilities
# get the chart, axis, data
plot = chart.getPlot()
rangeAxis = plot.getRangeAxis()
ds = plot.dataset

# Find the initial range of the dataset
rangeBounds = DatasetUtilities.findRangeBounds(ds)
rangeMin = rangeBounds.getLowerBound()
rangeMax = rangeBounds.getUpperBound()
# working minimum and maximum values for dataset. these are swapped with the initial values on purpose
currentMin = rangeMax
currentMax = rangeMin

# loop through the dataset to find desired min and max
series = 0 # which pen to search
numItems = ds.getItemCount(series)
for i in range(numItems):
	val = ds.getYValue(series,i)
	# find lowest value that is above the minBoundary
	if val > minBoundary and val < currentMin:
		currentMin = val
	# find highest value that is below the maxBoundary
	if val < maxBoundary and val > currentMax:
		currentMax = val

# calculate 10% padding
padding = (currentMax - currentMin) * 0.1

# set bounds in chart
rangeAxis.setLowerBound(currentMin - padding)
rangeAxis.setUpperBound(currentMax + padding)

# for troubleshooting: look in the console after going to the preview pane to see real values
# comment these lines when done with testing
print "Min: ", currentMin
print "Max: ", currentMax
print "Padded Min: ", currentMin - padding
print "Padded Max: ", currentMax + padding


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