This function is used in Python Scripting.


Pauses a running chart instance. Any running steps will be told to pause, and the chart will enter paused state. Will throw a KeyError if the ID does not match any running chart instance.

Client Permission Restrictions

Permission Type: SFC Management

Client access to this scripting function is blocked to users that do not meet the role/zone requirements for the above permission type. This function is unaffected when run in the Gateway scope.



  • Parameters

String id - The ID of the chart instance to pause

  • Returns


  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples
Code Snippet
# The following attempts to pause a SFC.
id = 'Some long string value. It can be obtained using system.sfc.getRunningCharts()'



system sfc pauseChart, sfc.pauseChart