Chart Interaction
Learn about the different functions available to view charts
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Written by Julien Stamatakis
Updated over a week ago

In the Senseware dashboard, you are able to customize your chart view by selecting various options and using the different functions listed below. In order to display data in the chart, click on one or multiple tiles to select them. To remove a channel from the graph, simply click on the tile again to deselect it.

1. Chart Selection:

You can view your data as a line chart, bar chart, stacked bar chart, or heat map (read more about chart visualization here). For bar charts, stacked bar charts, and heat maps, you can choose how to aggregate your data: average, sum, maximum, or minimum. You can also choose the time period over which to perform these manipulations

2. Time Scale Zoom:

The zoom bar allows you to select how much data appears in the graph. By default it is set to 1 hour (1h) of data, but can expanded to include 1 day (1d), 1 week (1w), 1 month (1m), 1 year (1y), and all available data (All). In order to zoom to larger intervals, you must first load the necessary data (see Timeline below).

3. Graph:

Graphs can show as little or as much data as desired. Along the bottom of the graph (x-axis) is the time at which the data was collected. The right side of the graph (y-axis) reflects the scale of the data values. Hovering your mouse cursor over the graph displays the legend of the individual graphs, which includes the graph color of each channel as well as the value at that the specified time.

4. Export Options:
Click on the Export button to print a graph of your data, or export it data in the format of your choice. Format options include: PNG, JPEG, PDF, SVG, CSV, and XLS.

5. Timeline:
The timeline allows you to select a different timescale zoom than that offered by the zoom bar in the top left. You can drag the right or left sides of the window selector to expand or contract the zoom of your graph and size of data displayed. Additionally, you can drag the window selector itself to move to a specific point in the timeline of your data. You can also click on any point in the timeline window to move the window selector to that point. 

By default, graphs in the Dashboard will load several days of the most recent data. Click on the Load Previous Data button to load older data. You must load previous data in order to zoom to larger intervals for view in the graph. System Status graphs will load the most recent two weeks of data by default.

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