The first step in creating a graph is to choose some data channels. FlowWorks' Graphing offers two different approaches for this: the main approach is to start from the Graphing page and manually select channels. Alternatively, you can choose a site directly from Map View and graph all of its corresponding channels. This topic describes how to create a new graph using both approaches.
Refer to the Layout of the Graphing Tool documentation for more information about how to use the Graphing tool.
Beginning to graph right from the Graphing page provides immediate access to manual multi-site and multi-channel selection.
1. Open the Graphing Tool
- Click Graph from the Main Toolbar.
A menu appears.
- Click Graphing Tool.
2. Select Channels to Plot
From the site tree, expand the folder(s) that contain the the sites/channels you wish to graph. Then, expand the site(s) that contain the channel(s) that you wish to graph.
Up to 10 channels can be selected for a time series. Up to 5 channels can be chosen for a scatter plot.
3. Select a Date Range
From the drop-down menu, select a preset date range. Alternately, manually enter dates in the From and To date fields.
4. Select a Graph Type
The options are either a Time Series or a Scatter Plot.
5. Click Plot Data
Your graph will populate on the right side of the page.
When you've found an interesting site from the Map, you can click the site's icon to reveal a list of shortcuts. The Graphing shortcut allows you to quickly graph all of the site's corresponding channels. However, you can only select one site at a time with this approach, although you can later add/remove sites and channels from the Graphing page.
1. Open the Network Map
- Click Monitor from the main toolbar.
A drop-down menu appears.
- Click Network Map.
2. Click a Site Icon
The icon can be selected either from the site tree, or from the map. This opens a brief description of the site.
3. Under Graph Data, Click an Option
There are 3 possible options:
- Last 7 days
- Last 30 days
This will open the Graphing tool. All the channels associated with the site will be plotted on a time series according to the option chosen.