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FINtastic Tip: Create a Chart Once, use it Everywhere


All building automation operating and monitoring software has some capabilities of charting historical data. Traditionally this requires technical expertise to query the points, as well as to configure the chart/visualization. Additionally, each time a new piece of equipment or collection of points is analyzed, the process has to be done over and over again. 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could save a configured chart? And even better, what if that saved chart could be relativized across all similar equipment in a smart building? Your FINtastic Tip today is with FIN’s Historian App, you can create and save a chart once, and use it everywhere.


How the Historian App Works

In buildings, there is a lot of typical equipment that gets analyzed using charts. Using the Historian App, you can configure a chart for a piece of equipment, and reuse that by saving the chart. 

If you are building a chart on an equip that has other equips of the same type, (like a ReheatVAV), you can select the 'Relative' option. Then if you save the chart, the saved chart will appear in the Historian on every equip of that same type.


To learn more about Saved Charts and using Relative Charts, check out our FIN Docs

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B. Scott Muench

Scott joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2011, and is now Vice President of Customer Experience. He has a wide range of responsibilities including evangelism, business development, training, and operational excellence. Scott is well known as an industry expert in smarthomes and smart buildings. He is a past president of ASHRAE, and is currently a board member for Project Haystack. Scott attended Clarkson University for Mechanical Engineering and graduated with a BS/Business in Organizational Innovation.

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