Dashboard: Create a graph


When creating a new dashboard, you will be invited to add a first graph. Click on the symbol + which appears as soon as you move across the image representing a graph.


A dashboard is being built by combining multiple graphs. As a user can built each graph and each dashboard independently, the user can choose the content of each dashboard.




1.      Source : Choose which data you want to visualise (Opisense, Power Bi, Qlik or Tableau)

2.      Type of visualisation : Choose the type of graph

2.1.    Pie chart: graph showing a relative comparison

2.2.    Time series: graph showing data points via dots on a timeline

2.3.    Benchmark: graph showing a comparison based on absolute values

2.4.    Heatmap: graph showing a timeline in hours (24H) combined with two dimensions (vertical axes): dates and intensity of heat. The intensity of heat is expressed via a colour code so that it one can easily interpret a pattern of consumption or unexpected consumptions.

3.      Period : Choose the period for which you want to visualise data. Only complete periods will be shown. When you choose to visualise data from last month on 21 august 2017, you have to select « 1 month », upon which data from the month of July 2017 will be shown.

4.      Granularity : This functionality enables to visualise raw data or to choose to aggregate data per hour, month or year.

5.    Data : In this section, you can define the data sources that you want to visualise in the graph you are building. You can chose single sources and views. In both case the following fields should be filled:

5.1.    Site : building in which the source is located (physically or virtual). It's replaced by the View name when the graphic is based on a view.

5.2.    Source : source to be visualised.  For view based graphic you can select all the sources of the view or a top.

5.3.    Variable : variable, linked to the selected source, you want to visualise

5.4.    Unit : unit of the selected variable

5.5.    Display:

5.5.1.  Cluster : visualise different data sources via different bars clustered near each other

5.5.2.  Line : visualise data points via dots connected via a line

5.5.3.  Stacked: visualise data so that data sources are visualised via stacked bars (data sources are visualised on top of each other)

5.5.4.  Scatter : visualise data via dots, not connected

5.6.    Axis: primary axis is the vertical and main axis. This axis is showed on the left of the graph. One axis can only show values with a same unit. If the data, which one is willing to combine with the data related to the primary axis,  contains values with different units, one should indicate “secondary axis”. Secondary axis are unlimited and shown next to each other.

5.7.    Shift : a shift of 0 shows the last complete period. A shift of 1 month shows the month before the last complete month. Eg: If one indicates a shift of 1 month at date of 21 August 2017, the graph will contain data of the month June 2017. If one indicated a shift of 1 year, the graph will contain data from July 2017.

5.8.    Color : change the colour of the data

5.9.    Click on « Save » to see the new graph in the dashboard

The data in the graph will be visualised in the order in which one has selected the data. It is possible to change the order by “drag and drop”.

Click on « Add a new graph » to add a second graph in the dashboard.


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