The Graphing Module provides traditional 2D graphs that plot sensor data versus time.
1. Select "Data" to navigate to each of the different data analytic modules.
2. Select "Graphs" to open the sensemetrics time series graphing module.
3. Configure Graphs The buttons located on the left hand side of the page contain features that will help you set up and manage your graphing profile. See the Profiles article to learn what a profile is.
Select Sensors: The Sensor Selection Tool is used to choose the sensors that will be plotted throughout the different charts. Learn more about how to use the Sensor Selection Tool Here.
The data displayed in each plot is dependent on the sensors selected and the metric chosen in step 5.
Add Plots: Use this button to add additional plots to the profile. Up to 6 Plots can be added to each page. Each plot can be used to graph different sensors, metrics, and time frames.
Lock Time Frames: If more than one plot is being viewed, select this button to lock the time ranges of each of the plots together. The time range for each graph will snap to the time range chosen in the top left plot.
Delete Points: Click the trash can icon to enter deletion mode. Once in deletion mode, the user can click on any point to permanently delete it from the server. The user will be prompted before any deletion actually occurs.
Profile Settings: Press the gear icon to open up the fly out tab and view your profile settings.
: Click the "View All Profiles" button to navigate to a list of all graphing profiles created or shared with you.
: Click the "Add Profile" button to create another graphing profile from scratch or copy from another profile.
Share Profile : Click the sharing icon to share your graphing profile with other users in your organization. To learn more about sharing, click here.
Delete Profile : Click the Trash Can to delete the current profile.
Export Data : Export all data contained in the current profile to either Excel or CSV. The data will be exported in a tabular format.
Enabled Alerts : If any sensors contained in your profile have an existing Alert associated with them, the alert will show up here. Click the check box to show the alert threshold on the graph as seen in section 9.
4. Date/Time Frame Selection Use the Date/Time Slider Tool located at the bottom of the page to easily adjust the time frame viewed in the plot. Drag the start and end date handles left and right to adjust the time frame.
The color of the Slider Handles will indicate how the slider behaves.
Static Time Window: Two Grey handles will indicate a static time frame. The time frame will remain there each time you revisit the profile
Moving Window locked to now: Bring the end date handle all the way to the right to "Lock to now". The handle will turn green to indicate it is always showing the most recent data collected. The end date will trail behind in a moving window.
End date locked to now and start date locked: Click the start date slider handle to lock it in place. The handle will turn red indicating that the start date is now fixed.
Use the Date/Time Selection Tool in the upper left corner of the plot to easily jump to a preselected time frame. This will default to a Moving Window time frame with the end date always showing the most current data.
Click the clock icon to select a precise time frame. Select down to the minute you wish to set your time frame.
5. Metric/Unit Selection The Metric that is shown in the graph is selected here. Click on the metric to see a list of available metrics for the sensors currently selected selected on the profile.
Select the Metric Type to narrow down the available metrics. Select "Show All" to see all available metrics.
Select the Metric. These are filtered down according to the metric type selected.
Click on the Units displayed to see different unit options for that Metric.
For definitions on what each metric actually calculate, see the Metrics article.
Certain Metrics will contain Calculation Parameters that affect the way the metric is calculated. Parameters configured here will override any settings that are already set in the sensor configuration and apply only to the plot chosen.
6. Plot actions
Create an alert for the sensors currently selected in the plot
Create a Table view for the sensors currently selected in the plot
The Gear icon will open Y Axis limits and Legend
Download the plot to a JPG, PNG, PDF, or SVG Vector Image.
Click the X to delete the chart from the profile.
7. Tool Tips Hover over any Data Point to open up it's Tool Tip. This will display the sensor name, data value, and time stamp.
8. Trend Lines The graphing module can calculate the linear regression of the data between two points and visually display it as a trend line. To start a trend line, hold the command (mac) or control (Windows) button and click the starting point of your trend line. When holding cmd/ctrl, the tool tip will indicate that you can start a trend line.
Click the start point and continue to hold down command or control until you are over the desired end point. The tool tip should now indicate that you are ready to select and endpoint. Click the endpoint and the software should draw the linear regression between the two points.
Make sure to start and end on data from the same sensor.
9. Alert Thresholds If any data contained within the graph has an alert associated with it, the alert threshold can be displayed on top of the plot. Open up the profile settings in section 3 to turn on any relevant alert.