Perspective - Status/ribbon chart

Hi All

We are monitoring several CNC machines for their status (idle/in process/in alarm). Using the Ignition historian, we have a database containing timestamp, and several columns for machine status (integer). In Vision, we have a status chart to show the status of each machine over the last 24 hours. This works well. Our historian is currently set to log data on change with a maximum time of 1 minute.

I am now replicating the system in Perspective. With the help of the following posts, I have a basic “ribbon” chart working in Perspective.

Perspective Status Chart - Ignition - Inductive Automation Forum

Perspective :: XY Chart :: Is it possible to make a status chart out of the XY Chart? - Ignition - Inductive Automation Forum

I am now stuck on how to translate the data from our historian to the array type format required by the XY chart. Our historian query returns data as a dataset (2D array). The required format for the perspective component appears to be as follows:
“mode”: 1,
“fromDate”: “2018-01-01 08:00”,
“toDate”: “2018-01-01 10:00”,
“color”: “Green”
“mode”: 2,
“fromDate”: “2018-01-01 12:00”,
“toDate”: “2018-01-01 15:00”,
“color”: “Red”

Can anyone explain the basic process for feeding the perspective XY chart with data from the ignition historian? Any pointers?

Best regards

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I have done the Equipment Schedule with module visión using the named queries.
right now i am trying to do it with ribbon chart.

But i do not know how to make the code to have dynamic graph.
In the case of:
instance ID should be the ID of the table?
Data, seams an structure that is in array, buy i do not know hoy to prepare this data. Is an script? or can be SQL code?

Looks like is a structure to make some where. But i don’t understand how that structure take data from mysql
someone can give me some light on this?
I do not know the variable process to make this graph dynamic, and show values from mysql projects.
An small video will give a good idea how to configure the graph

I have made a sql querry but give the table data has a data set.
Can we get any idea that how to make this structure code from sql?

Oscar, if you haven’t figured this out yet, you have to loop through your dataset (perhaps in a Script Transform) and create the structure that is expected. Your data probably only has a date column and an integer status column. This script might help you get started.

	data = <some code that returns a dataset goes here>
	prevmode = -1
	prevstart = 0
	events = []
	modes = {0:"Unknown", 1:"Fault", 2:"Offline", 3:"Standby", 4:"Production"}
	for row in range(data.getRowCount()):
		mode = data.getValueAt(row,1)
		time =,0))
		if row == 0:
			prevmode = mode
			prevstart =
		if row > 0:
			if mode <> prevmode:
					"mode": modes[prevmode],
					"start": prevstart,
					"end": time,
				prevmode = mode
				prevstart = time
	data = ([
		{"name": "",
		"events": events
	return data

I don’t think I can find a way to adapt it. Has anyone who has used this gadget have an example of data extracted from the BDD?

Anyway, thanks for the help.

Oscar, what is BDD? Also, have you tried adding the script transform? This is almost exactly the code I use and it works when pulling data from the tag historian. Is your status an integer? Did you also update the modes parameter to reflect all the different possible modes you have? If you don’t do both the data nd the modes, it won’t work.

BDD → SQL data base

I have done with the vision module, but in perspective i have to make this structure that i don, t know how to make.
the objective is to follow status of the projects and machines stored in a Mysql.

For those english speakers scratching their heads, it’s the french acronym for «Base de données», what we call a Database and abbreviate “DB”.


Oscar, in Perspective, you have the option of adding a Transform. This helps you “transform” your original BDD query from a dataset to the expected structure. Add a Script transform and copy/paste the script I provided. Edit the first line that says data = and simply put data = value. Then, observe the Binding Preview to see how your dataset gets converted to the object the Ribbon Chart is expecting.


My ribbon chart is acting weird. Any progress I made gets deleted any time I save the project and close the window and come back to it. It reloads the originally data.
Does anyone else have same problem?