Create a Vertical Profile

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Create a Vertical Profile

The Vertical Profile is a vertical trend or line chart that displays one or more parameters measured at a specified depth, location, and time. There may be multiple, independent horizontal axes, depending on how many analytes are selected.

 

The Vertical Profile can display data from two different data sources:

 

1.DT_BASIC_RESULT

2.DT_SAMPLE/DT_TEST/DT_RESULT

 

If the DT_BASIC_RESULT contains records for the current facility, then data from that table will be displayed by default. If the DT_BASIC_RESULT table is empty for the current facility, then data from DT_SAMPLE/DT_TEST/DT_RESULT will automatically display. If you have basic result data but want to view data from DT_SAMPLE/DT_TEST/DT_RESULT, hold the <Shift> key while clicking the Vertical Profile button to skip basic results and display DT_SAMPLE/DT_TEST/DT_RESULT.

 

When DT_BASIC_RESULT or DT_SAMPLE/DT_TEST/DT_RESULT is displayed, the data mappings are:

 

Data Source

Location

Analyte

Dates

DT_BASIC_RESULT

sys_loc_code

cas_rn

result_date

DT_SAMPLE/DT_TEST/DT_RESULT

dt_sample.sys_loc_code

dt_result.cas_rn

dt_test.analysis_date

 

Data Source

Y axis

X axis

Y unit

X unit

DT_BASIC_RESULT

depth

result_value

depth_unit

result_unit

DT_SAMPLE/DT_TEST/DT_RESULT

dt_sample.start_depth

dt_result.result_numeric

dt_sample.depth_unit

dt_result.result_unit

 

Note 1: The null DT_SAMPLE.START_DEPTH or DT_RESULT.RESULT_NUMERIC (i.e. non-detects) is excluded in charting.

Note 2: There are not any unit conversions.

Note 3: Depth or start_depth is present as negative values in Y axis and sorted in descend in charting.

 

Open the Vertical Profile Window

 

Click Vertical Profile (located in the Tools group on the Home tab).

 

The Vertical Profile window includes the (1) Chart Toolbar area, and the (2) Chart area and Data area (Fig 1) or Advanced area.

 

Create a Vertical Profile

 

The following steps will create a vertical profile of an analyte on a day at a location.

 

1.Select the desired Location using the Location drop-down menu of the Data area.

2.Select an Analyte using the Analyte drop-down menu.

3.Select Dates (to select multiple, non-adjacent dates, hold down the Ctrl key while making selections).

4.Click Show.

 

To display a vertical profile of another analyte of the location in the same chart, select the new analyte and its desired dates, click Show.

 

Enhance Vertical Profile

 

Users have almost complete control over the look of the vertical profile and can:

 

Change the line type, color, and appearance.

Modify axis labels and lines.

Customize the header, and much more.

 

This tutorial does not attempt to exhaustively describe every feature that can be customized, but rather provides easy-to-follow instructions for some of the more commonly used customizations.

 

Change Elevation Axis

 
To change the elevation axis so that elevation labels are spaced out further and represent a greater distance:

 

1.Click the Advanced tab.

2.Open the AxesEditor by clicking on the (...) sign.

3.Select Right Axis for the right (elevation) axis.

4.Change the axis Increment by clicking Change under the Scales tab.

5.Add your Increment and click OK.

 

Change Line Appearance

 

To change the appearance of one or more lines on the graph:

 

1.Click the Advanced tab.

2.Select Series and click on the (...) sign.

3.Under Members, select all three series by either holding the Ctrl key while clicking on each of the series listed as HorizLine or by dragging to select your options.

4.Expand LinePen by clicking on the > sign.

5.Change Width.

6.Click OK.

 

To change the line color:

 

1.Select Series and click on the (...) sign.

2.Select the line, HorizLine, you would like edit.

3.Change the Color by clicking the Color box and clicking the square, gray button to the far-right.

4.Select a new color from the drop-down.

                 

To change the line style:

 

1.Select Series and click on the (...) sign.

2.Expand LinePen by clicking on the > sign.

3.Change Style by clicking Style and clicking the square, gray button to the far-right.

4.Select the new line style from the drop-down.

 

Change Header

 

To change the header of the graph:

 

1.Click the Advanced tab.

2.Expand the Header by clicking on the > sign.

3.Click Text and edit the text in the box to the right.

4.Make the Header visible by clicking Visible and changing the default value to True.

 

To change the subheader:

 

1.Expand Subheader by clicking on the (...) sign.

2.Click Text and add text to the box to the right.

3.Make the Subheader visible by clicking Visible and changing the default value to True.

 

Change Legend

 

To change the legend:

 

1.Click the Advanced tab.

2.Expand Legend options by clicking on the > sign.

3.To remove check boxes from the Legend change Check boxes from True to False.

4.Change the background color by clicking Color and selecting a color from the drop-down.

5.Change the spacing between the objects in the Legend by clicking VertSpacing and adding a positive integer to the text box to the right.

 

Change Annotations (Inlet, Tier labels)

 

Labels created for tier elevations and second inlet are simply annotation objects that are created in an automated manner for the purpose of specifically labeling station parameters. General annotations can be created anywhere on the graph by right-clicking and selecting Add Annotation. Annotations can be modified individually or as a group. To modify annotations collectively, select multiple annotations by holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard while clicking on each individual annotation.

 

1.Select one or more annotations.

2.Click the Advanced tab.

3.Expand Annotation by clicking on the > sign.

4.Expand Shape.

5.Expand Gradient.

6.Change Visible to "True".

 

Add Company Logo

 

To add a Company Logo:

 

1.Click the Add Image button on the toolbar.

2.Browse to the appropriate directory and select a .jpg file.

3.Click Open.

 

The logo will appear on the graph. It can be repositioned by clicking on the image and dragging it to the desired position.