Browsing Data Activity

Introduction

The Browsing Data activity allows you to graphically analyse and interrogate the data from your sites.

The Activity is best used to show the data from your Periodic Channels.  However, if you have added a Cost Definition to the Site (and linked it to a Meter), you can can view the data as cost rather than consumption.

Note: The Cost Definition needs to show one rate only in order for the costs to show in Browsing Data.



Opening the Browsing Data activity

  • Click on Browsing Data from the Welcome page.

         

Analysis Options Menu

  • Check that the Change Analysis View shows Browsing Data.

         


Selecting Items to browse

  • Select an Item(s) to browse from the left-hand window.  For example, select Site, Meter or Periodic Channel.   If selecting Site, you can then choose which Items from the Site you want to view.
  • If more than one Item is selected, you will see data from all Items in the overview.

         

Selected Data Range Section

When the items have been selected the Selected Date Range window will be populated. 

The window will automatically find the most recent month of data to display. If multiple Items are selected the main window will display based on the Item that has the most recent data.

You can zoom in on the Selected Date Range by clicking on the graph and drag  to the area you want to see in more detail.

         


Period Overview Section

The Period Overview window highlights the date range that is being displayed in the Selected Data Range above.

To change the period, click on the period you want to view and drag the mouse across to the required range.

         

Period Selection

Allows you to set the period you want to analyse:

  • Automatic Period  - will return the latest data for the selected item
    • Period - use the slider to change from between one day and one year. This is the length of time that data is returned from counting backwards from the latest date that data is available for.  The default is one month

         


  • Custom Period  - allows you to enter specific start and end dates to only show the data between those dates.

               


Data Series Options

Generic Consumption

Allows you to to display the consumption data:

  • Data Type – change to Generic Consumption

         

Costs 

Allows you to to display the consumption data by cost:

  • Data Type – change to Total Cost

         

Note:  To use costs for Metering data, you will need to have a Cost Definition set up at Site Level, and then the Cost Definition linked to a Meter The Cost Definition must only have one rate, using the 'All Day' Register and be set up under the Site.

Note:  You must also select the Periodic Channel, not the Meter.

  • Choose Total Cost and the graph changes to show the cost for the period 

         


  • Interval – option to change the granularity that you want the chart to be presented in (i.e. apportion or aggregate into specific chunks of time)

         


  • Stacked Line Chart – allows you to turn the line chart into a stacked area chart where the area from the bottom of the axis to the data line will be filled.