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Charts can present one or more variables as graphs. Using variables in a chart requires that the variables are logged. Configuring the logging of variables is explained in the Archive Control.

Configuration in IP-Symcon

A new chart can be added via Right click -> "Add object" -> "Media" -> "Chart" at the selected location. The selected (logged) variables are used as data source for the individual graphs.

Edit chart

General properties of the chart.

Option Description
Add Add a single variable -> Opens the "Configure graph" dialog. If a graph already exits, this dialog can be opened by clicking on the gear in the list
Name Name of the Chart
Location Selection of the location for the chart
Type Selection the type of presentation as line, bar, or bool chart
Visual Settings Here, the icon, visibility, and activation can be configured
Advanced Setting A description can be provided here

Configure graph

A graph represents a single dataset for the chart.

Field Description
Axis Profile Selection of the Variable Profile . The defined Min and Max values are used for scaling the Y-axis (not available for Bool Chart)
Axis Side Selection if the labels for this graph should be at the left or at the right (not available for Bool Chart)
Fill Color Selection of the desired fill color - Transparency possible
Line Color Selection of the desired line color
Offset An offset by the respective time unit (see below for examples)
Title Meaningful title which is shown in the legend. If the title is empty, the name of the variable is displayed
Variable Selection of the displayed variable


Display as Popup Graph
To display a popup graph, the chart needs to be moved to the desired category in the object tree.

Display as Full Screen Graph
A full screen graph is displayed by adding the chart as graph element with the WebFront editor.

Additional Options for Presentation

Selectable options that can be activated within the graph to change the presentation.

Abbreviation Meaning Description
CON Continuous The X axis is adjusted such that the right border is set to the most current value. This shows the biggest possible amount of current data
DYN Dynamic If activated: The Y axis is scaled according to the minimum and maximum value of the chart
If deactivated: The borders of the Y axis are taken from the selected variable profile
HD High Density If activated: An increased precision of average values is used for the presentation of the graph. See table Average Intervals
Legend Legend (Charts only) (De-)Activates the legend
MIN/MAX Min/Max (Automatically generated graphs for variables only) Two additional graphs with the minimum and maximum values are shown
RAW Raw data If activated: The raw data is displayed. If deactivated: The aggregated values are shown

Average Intervals

Timespan Regular High Density (HD)
Decade Years Months
Year Months Days
Month Days Hours
Week Days Hours
Day Hours 5 minutes
Hour 5 minutes 1 minute

Example 1 (Type: Bar)

This example shows the comparison of energy costs of a heating system.
The same variable was chosen twice, but one (blue) uses a time offset of -1.
In the week presentation, a comparison between the current and the previous week is shown, in the year presentation, a comparison to the previous year, ...


Example 2 (Type: Line)

This example displays the gain of a solar collector as well as a sum of the current consumption. The values for these two graphs can be read at the left axis. In addition the exterior temperature is integrated, which uses the right axis.


Example 3 (Type: Bool)

This example shows a bool chart that shows the state of a motion sensor over the course of four consecutive hours.

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