i4connected Knowledgebase 5.6

Raw Data


The Raw Data Chart panel displays a chart providing an analysis of one or multiple Signals using their raw values, as read directly from the Device.

This article describes the Raw Data chart available by clicking the dedicated tile. The Raw Data Chart is a high-resolution chart providing an analysis of one or multiple Signals using their raw values, as read from the Device.


The Raw Data chart panel

The toolbar of the Raw Data chart panel allows the following selections:

  • selection of the Time frame using the Calendar button - the view is expanded to display the following time frame options:


    The Calendar view

    • Time range options - 1H (last hour), 8H (last 8 hours), 1T (last day), 1W (last week)

    • From / To selectors - allow a customized time frame selection, where the user can choose the Start and End date and time.


    After selecting the desired time frame the user must click the Apply button to preserve the selection.

  • selection of the Chart settings - the view is expanded to allow the user to manually input the desired maximal measurements to be considered by the chart.

    The default maximal value can be customized in the Panel parameters. Regardless of the default value defined by the system administrator, the user can increase/decrease the Maximal displayed measurements value, as desired.


    The Chart settings view


    In case the maximal measurement value is lower than the actual plotted data, the result is truncated and the user is notified.


    Further on, the Chart settings area allows the user the possibility to enable/disable the display of Signal parents. By enabling the Show parents option, the Signals origins are displayed by the chart legend and the area of the selected signals.


    The Show parents option

  • selection of the Signal using the Open filters button - opens the Signal List panel where all the i4connected Signals are displayed.


    Open filters button

    The user is allowed to select multiple Signals but the chart will only display the number of Signals that the system administrator defined as the default, in the panel parameters. In case the number of maximum Signals is reached, the Object filter button will be disabled, until at least the applied Signals are removed.

    The selected entities are highlighted in red color. To apply the selection to the chart the user needs to press the bottom Select button.


    The Signal List panel


    Signals that are currently used by the chart will no longer be visible in the Signal List panel.

    All the selected Signals are displayed as cards at the bottom of the chart providing information about the Signal name or alias name and the used unit of measure.


    The Signal cards

    The applied Signals can be removed by clicking the respective card. The chart will be automatically refreshed to bring the data up to date.


    Removing a Signal card

The Raw Data chart represents the data obtained from an intersection between the chosen Signal raw values. The Raw Data line chart uses two axes, as follows:

  • the vertical axis represents the value per unit.


    The vertical axis supports multiple units of measure, each being represented separately.


    Multiple vertical axes

  • the horizontal axis represents the selected measurement time-stamp.


    The horizontal axis reflects the timeframe selection, as applied by the user.


    The horizontal axis displaying the zoomed-in time frame

    For a more granular view of specific timeframes, the user

When multiple Signals are applied to the chart view, each Signal is represented with a different color, hence making the chart easier to read.


Chart lines

By hovering the mouse cursor over the chart lines three tooltips are displayed, as follows:

  • the chart tooltip represents the highest peak of the hovered Signal;

  • the vertical axis tooltip represents the exact registered value for the hovered Signal;

  • the horizontal axis tooltip represents the exact time of the measurement, for the hovered Signal.


Chart tooltips

Under the chart view, the legend of selected Signals is displayed. While hovering the mouse cursor over a legend label, the line trend of that Signal will be emphasized in the chart by dimming down the other trend lines.

The legend can also be used to toggle on or off the representation of Signals, by clicking on the legend labels of the corresponding Signals.


The Legend of the Raw Data chart