Overview

Overview of the Graphs Module

Graphs provide a visual representation of data, and are used throughout Predix Essentials. Graphs can be created and modified on the Graph page, but are used throughout Predix Essentials.

Each graph can be created based on a query or dataset. When you create a graph, you will select the type of graph that you want to build and the information that you want to display. At least one field in any graph must be numeric.

Any values that you want to see in a graph must be returned by the query or included in the dataset on which the graph is based. Any changes that you make to the underlying data will be reflected in the graph. For example, if you build a graph based on a query that returns the repair costs for each pump in your system, and then create a new Pump record, the next time you view the graph, the data for the additional Pump will appear.

Note: If you remove information from the underlying query or dataset a field that is included in the graph (e.g., you remove the field on which the x-axis is based), the next time that you try to open the graph, an error message will appear, indicating that the information is not valid.

After you create a graph, it appears in the Graph Result workspace. You can view and modify areas on the chart by accessing the Settings pane.

Access the Graphs Page

Procedure

In the module navigation menu, select Tools > Graphs.

The Graphs page appears, displaying a table of graphs.

Note: Graphs created or accessed from the Graphs page appear in the table. The table contains the last 25 graphs that were accessed.

Access a Graph

About This Task

This topic describes how to access a graph from the Graphs page. In the Graphs page, you can access a graph that was recently accessed or search for a graph that is stored in the catalog.

Procedure

  • Access a graph that was recently accessed.
    1. Access the Graphs page.
    2. In the table, in the Path column, select the link in the row that contains the graph that you want to access.
      Tip: To access the graph in a new, view-only page, in the Graphs page, in the View Graph column, select the link in the row that contains the graph.

      The Graph Result workspace appears, displaying the graph.

  • Access a graph from the catalog.
    1. Access the Graphs page.
    2. Select Browse.

      The Select a graph from the catalog window appears.

    3. Go to the folder that contains the graph that you want to access.
    4. Select the graph that you want to access, and then select Open.

      The graph appears in the Graph Result workspace.