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B. Scott Muench | 09 Jan 2020

FINtastic Tip: Create a Chart Once, use it Everywhere

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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.

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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.

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

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B. Scott Muench