Timebar: Add control for flexible time manipulation
Similar to the timebar in Coresight 2.x, add the ability for a user to finely control time using a slider and increase or decrease the time duration using the slider.
Christoph Rose commented
Just as a note: In trends you can grab the bottom 20% in order to slide left and right.
A way to adjust only the time range (without manually entering the start/end time) would be quite useful however. Plotly solves this for zooming in by making the zoom "rectangle" into a line (one axis only) if the rectangle is extremely narrow.
PI Vision is new to our site and the first thing the users are doing is grabbing the chart and trying to slide the time forward and backward. They end up drawing a rectangle and zooming in. Then the questions about some sort of time slider start coming up. I hope this can be added, a bar they can grab maybe below the graph that slides forward and backward some amount. Maybe if they pick an hour window, allow an hour forward/backward in sliding time.
Add a sliding time range bar at the bottom.
Richard Sherry commented
I found the original coresight time bar useful for trends but too basic for general displays (e.g. any values shown were just at the end of the time range).
The basic time selection functionality (suitable for trends) should be the priority but I would request that it be developed in such a way to allow for the the time playback functionality provided by the Process Book "Time Range and Playback Toolbar", or at the very least a 'cursor' to move the time being used for non-trend data in the display.
We would like to have a bar (the black one) with which the timeperiod that is shown can be adjusted by drag and drop, like in Coresight 2012. Furthermore we would like to have a bar such as the blue bar in Coresight 2012 under each trend, so it is easier to see what timestamp the data is from, instead of merely having Start- and Endtime and the timeperiod in the middle such as in Coresight 2016. Attached screenshot as example from Coresight 2012.
Ales Soudek commented
This should be able to be set by a group of items on a display. Need to be able to have different items be controlled by different timebars