This function is used in Python Scripting.


Retrieves information about running charts. Can search all running charts, or be filtered charts at a specific path. This function will return charts that are in a paused state.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.



  • Parameters

String chartPath - The path to a chart to filter on: i.e., "folder/chartName". If specified, only charts at the path will be included in the returned dataset. If omitted, the function will return data for all active charts.

  • Returns

Dataset - A dataset with information on the active chart. Contains the following columns:

  • instanceId - Tthe chart instance, or UUID of the chart.
  • chartPath - The path to the chart.
  • startDate - A date object noting when the chart instance started.
  • startedBy - The name of the user that started the chart.
  • chartState - The current state of the chart. Possible states are "Running" and "Paused".
  • keyParamName - Name of the chart's key parameter. Returns None if a key parameter is not defined.
  • keyParamValue - Value of the chart's key parameter. Returns None if a key parameter is not defined.
  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples
Example - Check All Running Charts
# This example checks for all running charts, and return a formatted string detailing each chart instance. 
# Check for all running charts. The path may be specified as a string to filter the results.
data = system.sfc.getRunningCharts()
# Create a string to append chart data to. The "\n" is a new line character.
chartData = "The following charts are running:\n"

# Iterate through each chart.
for row in range(data.rowCount):
	# Extract the instanceId and chartPath values from the current row.
	runningChartId = data.getValueAt(row, "instanceId")
	runningChartPath = data.getValueAt(row, "chartPath")
	# Append a string to chartData with the values extracted above.
	chartData += "Id: %s, Path: %s\n" % (runningChartId, runningChartPath)
# Print the string of chart Id's and paths.
print chartData
Example - Retrieve Chart instanceId Using chartPath
# This example will return the instanceId of chart instances with a specific chartPath.
# A valid path must be defined for this example.
# Return data for running instances at a specific path. "folder/myChart" should be replaced with a valid path.
data = system.sfc.getRunningCharts("folder/myChart")
# Initialize a list to contain all instance Ids
chartIds = []
# Iterate through each chart, and fetch the instanceId
for row in range(data.rowCount):
	chartIds.append(data.getValueAt(row, "instanceId"))
# Print the chartIds list
print chartIds

system sfc getRunningCharts, sfc.getRunningCharts