Creating a Custom Chart

Step 1. Open the Chart Screen.

To create your own custom chart, right click on the map and select Charts->Create New Chart.

Select Create New Chart

The Chart screen will appear. This screen provides different views of the graph. At this point, it is in the "Configure Data" view. At this point you will select the datasets from the pool of available data that you wish to view as a series in your chart. The "Available Data" pane on the left of the screen shows a hierarchical view of the series available to be displayed in the chart. The two panes on the right of the screen contain the series selected from the available data by the user.

Select the datasets for your chart

For this example, we'll select the MBSI intertie flow, and the MISI intertie flow for our chart. To do this, we click on the "+" sign next to "Intertie data" to view the list of interties for which there is data available. We then click on the "+" sign next to "MBSI" and click on "Flow" to highlight the MBSI intertie flow dataset. To add this datasource as a series to our chart, we then click the ">" button to the right of the "Available Data" pane. We now have the MBSI intertie flow series in our chart. We use the same procedure to select the MISI intertie flow as well. We now have two series that can be viewed in our chart.

The two intertie flow series for our chart.

Step 2. Creating Aggregates (optional)

You may want to combine two compatible series such as interties flows. To create an aggregate, click the first of your series to be aggregated from the "Displayed Data" pane. For this example, we will use the MBSI intertie flow series. Once the series is highlighted, the "New Aggregate" button becomes enabled. Click "New Aggregate" to create a new aggregate series called "Flow Aggregate 0" which currently only contains the MBSI intertie flow. You can click on "Flow Aggregate 0", and you will then be able to edit the name of the aggregate. In this case we'll call it "MBSI_MISI_Flow_Agg".

New aggregate is created and renamed.

To add the second intertie flow series (MISI) to the aggregate, make sure the "MBSI_MISI_Flow_Agg" aggregate or its child (MBSI Flow) in "Aggregate Datasources" is highlighted, then click on "Intertie data: MISI: Flow:" in the "Displayed data" pane to highlight it. You have the option here of creating a new (and separate) aggregate containing the MISI flow, or the option of adding it to the highlighted aggregate in the "Aggregate Datasources" pane (in this case: "MBSI_MISI_Flow_Agg). Click the "Add to Aggregate" button to add it to "MBSI_MISI_Flow_Agg". We now have 3 series in our chart, the individual series for MBSI and MISI flows, and the aggregate series.

MBSI_MISI_Flow_Agg contains MBSI Flow and MISI Flow.

Step 3. View the Graph

To do this simply click on the "Graph view" button which is located at the bottom left of the screen. Just as it sounds, this view shows you the actual graphical representation of the chart. If you're happy with your handywork, you can click the "Save" button (the 3.5 disk icon in the bottom left of the screen) and enter a unique name for your chart.

The newly-created chart.
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