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  1. Asset groups and asset trees (link) are used frequently in Seeq for asset swapping calculations, building treemap visualizations, and scaling tabular results across assets. In some cases, users want to export calculated results for assets from Seeq Workbench to Excel or perhaps to Power BI. The following example illustrates a technique for doing this efficiently with a single export. 1. Asset group for 8 furnaces contains an "Outlet Temperature" signal that we want to calculate and export daily statistics (avg, std deviation, min, max) for: 2. Note that the "Daily Statistics" condition is created with a Formula that is part of the asset group. This is key to enabling the data export across all assets. See the formula for the "Daily Statistics" condition below for Furnace 1. Note that we create a daily condition and then add the temperature statistics as capsule properties, and assign an asset name property. These details are also essential in setting up an efficient export. As a reminder, we need to edit the "Daily Statistics" formula for each furnace to assign the correct furnace number to the Asset Name capsule property. For this example (only 8 assets), this is easy to do manually. For a large asset group (50, 100 or more), a better approach would be to create an asset tree using Data Lab, and programmatically create the individualized "Daily Statistics" conditions. 3. Next, we navigate the asset group and add the Daily Statistics condition for each furnace to the trend display in Workbench, which makes it easy to set up the "Daily Furnace Statistics for Export" in step 4. 4. Create the "Daily Furnace Statistics for Export" condition which will have overlapping daily capsules for the 8 furnaces. Here, we combine the separate Daily Statistics conditions (for all 8 furnaces) into a single condition. For the export to work as expected in a later step, we need to slightly offset the capsules using the move() function, so that they do not have identical start times. 5. Next, we visually check the capsules and their properties on the trend (Asset Name and Daily Avg) and in the capsules pane on the lower right. Everything looks as expected, we have a capsule for each furnace for the day of May 24. 6. The export to Excel or to other applications via OData can now be set up. The key is to export only the "Daily Furnace Statistics for Export" condition, and to set the time range appropriately based on your objectives. Here, we only want the results for 1 day: 7. Checking the export on the Excel side, all looks good. We have the daily statistics, scaled across all furnace assets, with one row for each furnace: To summarize, the following are keys to this technique for exporting calculation results across all assets, from Seeq Workbench: Store the calculation results as capsule properties in a condition that is an item in the asset group, and also assign an asset name property (see Step 2 above). In this example we used a daily time basis for calculations, but the techniques can be applied and extended for many scenarios. To store the results across all assets, create a single condition for export, which is a combination of all the individual asset "calculation results" conditions, and offset capsules slightly as needed to avoid capsules having identical start times (see Steps 3 and 4 above). In this example, we only had 8 assets so all formulas could be created interactively by the user. For large asset structures, the asset tree and formulas, including the final condition for export, can be created programmatically using Data Lab (link).
  2. Hello, I'm going to attach an example Seeq Journal for this use case, which includes a few of the actual formulas used. Why don't you take a look at this and then let me know if there are specific steps that you need more information on? There are additional formulas that I can provide if needed.
  3. Hello Nicolas, This is a great application for Seeq. The details of what you will actually need to do will depend on how the alarm data comes into Seeq (as signals or as capsules) and how you want to arrange/display it. To get you started, here are 2 resources that may help specifically with your dashboard of alarms use case. I encourage you to review these resources and then reach out to a Seeq Analytics Engineer in Office Hours (https://info.seeq.com/office-hours) for further help as needed. 1. A Seeq University video on creating tables for event based data (similar to alarms). 2. A Seeq.org post on turning a signal's values into table rows.
  4. Depending on the details of the use case, adding properties from one condition to another (during a join or some type of combination of the 2 conditions) can be achieved with at least 2 approaches: The mergeProperties() Formula function, introduced in Seeq R56 can be used. You can look up example uses of mergeProperties() in Seeq Formula's documentation. Also note that mergeProperties() has functionality for quantitatively merging numerical property values (max, average, etc.) if the 2 conditions have conflicting values for the same property. The setProperty() Formula function can be used to add property values from one condition to another. It may be necessary to use getProperty() in conjunction with setProperty(): please see the highlighted sections in the screenshot below, which is included here only to show an example of using setProperty() inside of a transform(). Another alternative with setProperty(): you may also consider converting a property value (to be retained from the second condition) to a signal with $condition.toSignal(propertyName), and then use the signal result with setProperty(). You can see examples of adding a signal aggregation as a capsule property in Seeq's Formula documentation for setProperty(). I think one of these approaches should help with your use case.
  5. Summary/TLDR Users commonly want to duplicate Seeq created items (Value Search, Formula, etc.) for different purposes, such as testing the effect of different calculation parameters, expanding calculations to similar areas/equipment, collaboration, etc. Guidance is summarized below to prevent unintended changes. Duplicating Seeq created items on a worksheet Creates new/independent items that can be modified without affecting the original. Duplicating worksheets within a Workbench Analysis Duplicating a worksheet simply copies the worksheet but doesn't create new/independent items. A change to a Seeq created item on one sheet modifies the same item everywhere it appears, on all other worksheets. Duplicating entire Workbench Analysis Creates new/independent items in the duplicated Workbench Analysis. You can modify them without affecting the corresponding items in the original Workbench Analysis. Details Each worksheet in an analysis can be used to help tell the story of how you got to your conclusions or give a different view into a related part of your process. Worksheets can be added/renamed/duplicated, and entire analyses can also be duplicated: Worksheet and Document Organization Confusion sometimes arises for Seeq users related to editing existing calculation items (Value Searches, Formulas, etc.) that appear on multiple worksheets, within the same analysis. Often a user will duplicate a worksheet within an analysis and not realize that editing existing items on the new worksheet also changes the same items everywhere else they are used within the analysis. They assume that each individual worksheet is independent of the others, but this is not the case. The intent of this post is to eliminate this confusion and to prevent users making unintended changes to calculations. Working with the same item on a Duplicated Worksheet When duplicating worksheets, remember that everything within a single Workbench Analysis, no matter what worksheet it is on, is "scoped" to the entire analysis. Duplicating a worksheet simply copies the worksheet but doesn't create new/independent items. A change to an item on one sheet modifies it everywhere it appears (on all other worksheets). For some use cases, duplicating a worksheet is a quick way to expand the calculations further or to create alternate visualizations, and the user wants to continues working with the original items. In other situations, worksheet duplication may be a first step in creating new versions of existing items. To avoid modifying an original item on a duplicated worksheet, from the Item Properties (Detail Pane "i" symbol) for the calculated signal/condition of interest, click to DUPLICATE the item. You can edit the duplicated version without affecting the original. Duplicating worksheets is often useful when you are doing multiple calculation steps on different worksheets, when you want trends on one worksheet and tables or other visualizations on another, when doing asset swapping and creating a worksheet for each unique asset, etc. Working with Items in a Duplicated Workbench Analysis If you duplicate the entire Workbench Analysis (for example, from the Seeq start page, see screenshot below), new/independent items are created in the duplicated Workbench Analysis. You can modify the items in the duplicated Workbench Analysis, without affecting the original (corresponding) items in the original Workbench Analysis. This is often a good approach when you have created a lengthy set of calculations and you would like to modify them or apply them in a similar way for another piece of equipment, processing line, etc., and an asset group approach isn’t applicable. There is one exception to this: Seeq created items that have been made global. Global items can be searched for and accessed outside of an individual Workbench Analysis. Editing a global item in a duplicated analysis will change it everywhere else it appears. There are many considerations for best practices when testing new parameter values and modifications for existing calculations. Keep in mind the differences between duplicating worksheets and duplicating entire analyses, and of course consider the potential use of asset groups when needing to scale similar calculations across many assets, pieces of equipment, process phases, etc. There are in-depth posts here with further information on asset groups: Asset Groups 101 - Part 1 Asset Groups 101 - Part 2
  6. Accurate data alignment can be the most challenging part of creating process calculations, finding correlations, and developing prediction models. It is an often overlooked data cleansing step that may be even more critical than smoothing noisy signals and removing data outliers. The need for data alignment stems from time delays present in the industrial process (related to physical transport and equipment/piping volumes, as well as lab measured data reported well after process operation completes). Another common data alignment need centers on comparing process metrics before/after process events of interest, which again involves time delays (or time shifts). There are at least four categories of data alignment use cases prevalent across the process manufacturing industries: Known time delay - The time delay resulting from the transportation of material at a given speed or velocity (across some distance in the process operation) can mask strong correlations between upstream/downstream signals or other signals separated in time, resulting in poor modeling results if not accounted for by a data alignment step. Variable time delay – Here the time delay is variable and a function of production speed, storage volumes, etc. but can be calculated based on measured/known process parameters. Before/after comparisons - Related to process experimentation and optimization, there is a recurring need to calculate and compare process metrics before and after some identified process event, such as a process feed being turned on, a unit restart, equipment maintenance, a process parameter or setpoint being adjusted, etc. Process and analytical (LIMS) data - When trying to correlate process signals with lab-measured analytical results, work is often needed to align the process signals and subsequent analytical results. In some cases, the alignment can be based on sequential, consistently reported lab data values. In other cases, more sophisticated logic, such as connecting process operation and lab results by matching id properties, is needed. Example methods for addressing each of these cases, using Seeq tools and Formula, are included below. Use Case Category #1: Known Time Delay In this specific example, the goal is to correlate a process signal (temperature) with a later reported lab result, but this use case also occurs frequently with continuous upstream (earlier in the process) and downstream signals (later in process), and the same time shifting methodology applies. It is known that the lab result is consistently reported 2 hours after the process operation which would most correlate. Therefore, the “Process Temperature” signal needs to be shifted 2 hours to the right in time and then sampled for each unique “Lab Measured Analytical Result” value. Analysis Steps 1. We shift the raw "Process Temperature" 2 hours to the right using Seeq Formula's move() function to create "Temperature Shifted 2 Hours to Right": $Temperature.move(2h) 2. We use Seeq Formula's resample() function to pick off values of the shifted temperature at the exact timestamp that new "Lab Measured Analytical Result" values are reported. The resample() function gives the ability to sample one signal based on the timestamps of the data values from another signal. The result is 1 temperature sample (green, Lane 1) per lab sample (Lane 2). $TemperatureShifted.resample($LabDataValues) 3. The value of the data alignment is obvious by comparing two XY plots of the lab result and the original, raw temperature/aligned temperature. The correlation between the process temperature and the lab result, hidden in the XY plot on the left, is obvious in the XY plot on the right, which shows the aligned temperature: Use Case Category #2: Variable Time Delay This use case is similar to the previous: correlating two measurements separated by a time delay, but with an additional complication. Here, the time delay is variable and is based on the physics of a material transport distance: changes in an upstream pressure physically take many hours to work their way through equipment/piping and influence a downstream analyzer signal. The physical time delay varies based on Production Line Speed. Analysis Steps 1. The transport distance is known (500 feet) and set up as a value using Seeq Formula. The user calculates the Time Delay between the 2 signals based on the Transport Distance / Production Line Speed. The resulting time delay fluctuates between 7 and 13 hours. Transport Distance Formula: 500.toSignal().setUnits('ft') Calculated Time Delay Formula: $TransportDistance/$LineSpeed 2. Using Seeq Formula's move() function, the Upstream Pressure can then be shifted (by the variable time delay calculated in Step 1) so that the effect of pressures changes upstream aligns in time with the resulting impact on the Downstream Analyzer. // Limit the maximum time delay to 20 hours $UpstreamPressure.move($CalculatedTimeDelay,20h) Changes in the upstream pressure (yellow signal) are now correctly aligned in time with their effect on the downstream analyzer (blue signal): Note that in this use case, we did not need to use the resample() function as we did with the discretely measured lab data in Use Case Category #1, as here we are working with continuously measured signals. Use Case Category #3: Before/After Comparisons An extremely common use case is to compare process metrics before/after some process event. The process event could be anything of interest: a process unit restart, equipment or control strategy modifications, periodic maintenance work, process experimentation, etc. The analysis begins by identifying the process events and then calculating the metrics over appropriate time ranges before and after each event. The alignment step typically involves creating a common time basis spanning before/after operation and moving the before/after calculated metrics to the same point in time for comparison. Analysis Steps 1. For this example we begin with a Pressure signal that ramps up over time as equipment run life increases and the equipment fouls. The equipment is shut down for Maintenance periodically and the process then restarts at a much lower pressure value. We use the Pressure signal and Seeq Formula to identify Equipment Maintenance periods based on the running delta of the pressure signal < 0: $Pressure.runningDelta().isLessThan(0) 2. Use Formula's grow() function to expand Equipment Maintenance to create a Before and After Maintenance time period which includes the desired time period (for example, 4 hrs) for calculating before/after pressures. This also gives a common time basis for a later alignment step. $EquipmentMaintenance.grow(4hr) Results are shown here in Chain View for the Before and After Maintenance capsules, which gives a nice visual of the pressure 4 hours before and after maintenance. 3. Average the Pressure signal over the first 2 hours of the Before and After Maintenance capsules. // Do a 2 hour avg pressure over the FIRST 2 hours // of the Before and After Maintenance capsules $Pressure.aggregate(average(),$BeforeAfterMaintenance.afterStart(2hr),middleKey()) 4. Use Signal from Condition to align the average pressure before maintenance (Step 3) at the middle of the Before and After Maintenance capsules. Signal from Condition is commonly used to find a value within a condition and move it to a specific location in time. In this case, we can use the Maximum statistic to find the correct "Pressure Avg (Before)" value, as there is only 1 value for each maintenance capsule. Using Signal from Condition in this way is a key technique for aligning before/after process values/metrics. We can see that the "Pressure Avg (Before)" has now been moved to the middle of the "Before and After Maintenance" capsules: 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to compute/align the average pressure after maintenance, and then move/align to the middle of the Before and After Maintenance capsules. 6. With the before/after pressure values aligned in time, we now use Formula to calculate the percent pressure reduction resulting from maintenance. // Calculate the % change relative to the // the Pressure Avg (Before) (($BeforeAvg-$AfterAvg)/$BeforeAvg*100).setUnits('%') Use Case Category #4: Process and Analytical (LIMS) Data In this example, we will align calculated process metric values from each batch (e.g., max temperature, total Chemical A flow added) with later reported lab results (often referred to as LIMS - Laboratory Information Management System data).This is a very common analytics need. Here, the “Product Impurity” lab results are reported at varying time intervals following batch completion, so a constant time delay alignment approach isn’t feasible. Zooming in, we can confirm that the lab results are reported (step to a new value) some time after the Process Batches complete. The reporting time is variable. Analysis Steps 1. The maximum temperature and totalized chemical added over each Process Batch are thought to correlate with (influence) the amount of final Product Impurity. So, we need to calculate the max T and total chemical A added per Process Batches capsule. Use Signal for Condition to do the calculations and place results at the end of each Process Batch. 2. We now need to work on alignment. To provide a basis for joining the process results to the corresponding lab results, we need to create "Product Impurity Results Capsules" for every value change in the reported Product Impurity. We use the Formula toCondition() function for this and store the numeric lab result in a capsule property named PctImpurity. $ProductImpurityData.toCondition('PctImpurity') Note: in the screenshot below, the highlighted Product Impurity Results capsule contains the lab result for the Process Batches capsule at the top left of the screen. 3. Now, use Composite Condition to "join" the Process Batches condition to the Product Impurity Results Capsules condition, so we have a time period that contains the process and lab results we want to align and correlate. We check the Inclusive options to create capsules from the start of Process Batches to the end of Product Impurity Results Capsules: The resulting yellow "joined" capsules in the screenshot below now span the time period of process operation and the eventual lab measured impurity result, for each individual batch. Investigating a zoomed time period, we can see the Process Batches start joined to the end of the resulting Product Impurity Results Capsules. 4. With a common capsule established, we align Max T, Total Chemical A, and Product Impurity at the middle of the "Process Batches to Impurity Result (joined)" capsules. For Max T and Total Chemical A, we use the 'Value at Start', and for Product Impurity, we use the 'Value at End'. Using Signal from Condition in this way is a key technique used in aligning process and lab data values. The results for a short time period look like this, and the "aligned" values can be used for further calculations or for creating a prediction model to predict Product Impurity based on Max T and Total Chemical A: Joining Process and Lab Values Based on a Matching Capsule Property With that example finished, let’s look at another common (and more complicated) scenario in this use case category: when analytical results can be reported inconsistently or out of sequence with process batches, a more advanced condition join using Seeq Formula, based on a matching id or other capsule property value, may be needed. In this example, a numeric batch id is a capsule property shared by the Process Batches and Lab Analytical Batches conditions: see the 437 and 438 capsule property values shown as labels on the blue and green capsules in the screenshot below. Using this batch id linkage, matching id Process/Lab capsules can be joined with a single line formula, and capsule properties from the separate process and lab conditions (e.g., see the 0.99 and 1.32 lab product impurity results shown on the blue capsules) can be preserved, all courtesy of enhanced “capsule matching by property” functionality introduced in Seeq R56 (link). Starting with the raw data and Process Batches and Lab Analytical Batches conditions and their capsule properties, we have already calculated the "Average Process Ratio for Batch" using Signal from Condition and located it at the start of the Process Batches capsules. We illustrate only the critical steps in this use case under Analysis Steps below: Analysis Steps - Joining Process and Lab Data on a Matching Capsule Property 1. We join the Process Batches (capsules) to Lab Analytical Batches, based on their BatchID/LabID property matching. We use the join() Formula function. The batch id numeric is stored as the "LabID" capsule property in the Lab Batches condition, so, prior to doing the join, we must rename it to have the same property name as the "BatchID" capsule property on the Process Batches condition. Note: the capsule property matching and keepProperties() are enhanced functionality options introduced in Seeq R56. // Join process to lab batches based on matching ID. // We need to rename the LabID capsule property to BatchID for the // lab capsules. // Use keepProperties() so that the resulting condition has // the Result capsule property (the lab measured product impurity value). $ProcessBatches.join($LabBatches.renameProperty('LabID','BatchID'), 4d, true, 'BatchId', keepProperties()) Inspecting the capsules and the batch id and product impurity capsule property values at the top of the trend, we see the "Process Batches Joined" capsules are linked based on matching ID, and the product impurity "Result" capsule property (the 0.99 and 1.32 values) is retained and now part of a capsule that starts at the beginning of each Process Batches capsule: 2. We now translate the "Process Batches Joined to Lab Batches on ID Match" Result capsule property into a "Lab Measured Product Impurity Aligned to Batch Start" signal, with values moved to the start of the Process Batches, at the exact location we have the Avg Process Ratio for Batch. $JoinedBatches.toSignal('Result',startKey()).toDiscrete() For this short time range, we can confirm the 0.99 value for the resulting impurity signal aligns correctly to BatchID 437, and the 1.32 value aligns correctly to Batch 438. As a result, we have now connected the lab measured product impurity result to each individual process batch, regardless of lab result timing, and with additional steps have aligned the Average Process Ratio and Lab Measured Product Impurity.
  7. A common industrial use case is to select the highest or lowest signal value among several similar measurements. One example is identifying the highest temperature in a reactor or distillation column containing many temperature signals. One of many situations where this is useful is in identifying the current "hot spot" location to analyze catalyst deactivation/performance degradation. When selecting the highest value over time among many signals, Seeq's max() Formula function makes this easy. Likewise, if selecting the lowest value, the min() Formula function can be used. A more challenging use case is to select the 2nd highest, 3rd highest, etc., among a set of signals. There are several approaches to do this using Seeq Formula and there may be caveats with each one. I will demonstrate one approach below. For our example, we will use a set of 4 temperature signals (T100, T200, T300, T400). Viewing the raw temperature data: 1. We first convert each of the raw temperature signals to step interpolated signals, and then resample the signals based on the sample values of a chosen reference signal that has representative, regular data samples (in this case, T100). This makes the later formulas a little simpler overall and provides slightly cleaner results when signal values cross each other. For the T100 step signal Formula: Note that the T200 step signal Formula includes a resample based on using 'T100 Step' as a reference signal: The 'T300 Step' and 'T400 Step' formulas are identical to that for T200 Step, with the raw T signals substituted. 2. We now create the "Highest T Value" signal using the max() function and the step version T signals: 3. To create the '2nd Highest T Value' signal, we use the splice() function to insert 0 values where a given T signal is equal to the 'Highest T Value'. Following this, the max() function can again be used but this time will select the 2nd highest value: 4. The process is repeated to find the '3rd Highest T Value', with a very similar formula, but substituting in values of 0 where a given T signal is >= the '2nd Highest Value': The result is now checked for a time period where there are several transitions of the T signal ordering: 5. The user may also want to create a signal which identifies the highest value temperature signal NAME at any given point in time, for trending, display in tables, etc. We again make use of the splice() function, to insert the corresponding signal name when that signal is equal to the 'Highest T Value': Similarly, the '2nd Highest T Sensor' is created, but using the '2nd Highest T Value': (The '3rd Highest T Sensor' is created similarly.) We now have correctly identified values and sensor names... highest, 2nd highest, 3rd highest: This approach (again, one possible approach of several) can be extended to as many signals as needed, can be adapted for finding low values instead of high values, can be used for additional calculations, etc.
  8. Hi Chase, Teddy has a great suggestion above on using Seeq's OData export. I also wanted to mention another option for your consideration: creating an Add-on tool in Seeq Workbench that has a button the operators click to pull the data. Seeq Add-ons use the Seeq Python Library module (SPy) with Seeq Data Lab. Add-ons can easily pull data into the Data Lab environment and create custom visualizations, calculations, charts, etc. using any Python library functionality, and all of this can be accessed from Seeq Workbench. This may or may not be a way to address your current need, but even if not, it may be a good solution for other applications in the future. There is a Seeq Add-on Gallery here: https://seeq12.github.io/gallery/ The following links provide additional information on how to create your own add-ons or install the open source add-ons: https://seeq.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/KB/pages/2254536724/Add-ons
  9. Hi, Currently you can add a capsule property to a condition type table without using the New Metric, by using the Row or Column buttons. But, while you do have filtering and sorting capabilities on these capsule properties in the table, this doesn't give you the ability to color code the table cells for that property (New Metric with thresholds is needed for that). So yes, currently you would need to convert the capsule property to a signal first. There is a new feature request in our development system to do exactly what you want, so this may be added in the future. John
  10. The details and approach will vary depending on exactly where you are starting from, but here is one approach that will show some of the key things you may need. When you say you have 3 capsules active at any given time, I assume you mean 3 separate conditions. Assuming that is the case, you can create a "combined condition" out of all 9 conditions using Seeq Formula: // Assign meaningful text to a new capsule property // named TableDesription $c1 = $condition1.setProperty('TableDescription','High Temperature') $c2 = $condition2.setProperty('TableDescription','Low Pressure') and so forth... $c9 = $condition9.setProperty('TableDescription','Low Flow') // Create a capsule that starts 5 minutes from the current time $NowCapsule = past().inverse().move(-5min) // Combine and keep only the currently active capsules (touching "now") combineWith($c1,$c2,...,$c9).touches($NowCapsule) You can then go to Table View, and click the Condition table type. Select your "combined condition" in the Details Pane and add a capsule property (TableDescription) using the Column or Row button at the top of the display. You can then set your display time range to include the current time, and you should see the currently active capsules with the TableDescription text that you assigned in the Formula. You of course will want to vary the "-5min" value and the 'TableDescription' values per what is best for you. Your approach may be a little different depending on where you are starting from, but I think that creating capsule properties (text you want to see in your final table), combining into one condition, and using .touches($NowCapsule), may all be things you will need in your approach. Here are some screenshots from an example I put together, where I used "Stage" for the capsule property name:
  11. Hello Siang, Currently, simple type scorecard metrics can't be used in Seeq Formula. We have recently added some functionality for using condition type scorecard metrics in Formula, but that will not help you in this use case. Your request to get a display range capsule is a good one and is already on our feature request list for our development team. For now, your best method is to create a Manual Condition, and add a capsule to the Manual Condition that is your current display range, to create a Display Range Condition. You can then use the Display Range Condition with Signal from Condition to calculate a signal representing the average (or other desired statistics) over the display range. That signal can be used in additional Formulas and calculations. When you want to change your analysis to a new display range, you will of course need to take one extra step to edit the Manual Condition and update it to match the current display range. John
  12. Hi Bayden, I would try something like this in Seeq Formula, on the signals that change infrequently: $signal.validValues().toStep(30d) In place of the "30d" you would enter the maximum time that you want to connect data points and to see the lines drawn. Given you are working with setpoints, I would recommend converting them to step interpolation using .toStep(). If that doesn't get you to the final result that you want, you can add one further function: $signal.validValues().toStep(30d).resample(1d) The resample will add more frequent data values at the period you specify (change the "1d" to whatever works best for you). You do need to be careful that you aren't adding any incorrect or misleading values with this approach, based on your knowledge of the signals. Let us know if this helps. I believe you can get a solution you are happy with. John
  13. Hello Filip, When you want to add data to an already existing signal, you will want to find your original imported file in the Seeq Data tab, and click the edit button (circled in red below): You will then be able to drag a new file for import, and you will notice that you now have Replace and Append options (see an example I did below): You can choose to replace or append. I think this will solve your problem. If it does not, please let me know. Some additional information on adding new data to an existing imported signal can be found here in our Knowledge Base: Knowledge Base: CSV Import Replace and Append John
  14. Hi Brian, In more recent versions of Seeq, the max function used in that way (that specific syntax or form) only works with scalars. For your case, try $p53h2.max($p53h3).max($p53h4) That is the form needed with signals. Hope this helps! John
  15. Hi Robin, 1) To answer your earlier question, to avoid the time weighted standard deviation, all you need to do is change the signal to a discrete signal and then apply the same formula: $CanWeightSignal.toDiscrete() .aggregate(stdDev(), // std deviation statistic periods(10min,1min).inside($CanProductionCapsules), // do the calc over 10 min rolling window every minute // but only for 10 minute capsules fully inside CanProduction capsules endKey() // place the calculation result at the end of the 10 minute window , 0s) // max interpolation between data points, use 0s if you want discrete result 2) To answer your most recent question, to convert your current result to a stepped signal rather than the discrete results you now have on the trend, you can use a Formula function named .toStep(). Inside the parentheses, you enter the maximum amount of interpolation, the maximum amount of time you want to draw a line connecting your calculated results. For example, the function below sets a maximum interpolation between data points of 8 hours. .toStep(8hr) Hope this helps! John
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