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Real Time Graph – Live Data in SAPUI5 – My learnings in SAPUI5 – Part4

Last few days I was working in SAP IOT Edge Services, where I have developed a real time graph which display sensor details flowing in.

[ I have referred to SAP Standard graphs which display Real time graphs in Streaming services of SAP IOT Edge Services]

Sensor data flows in milli seconds and we can display data without moving x-axis line further.


1. Make sure you have all the sensor device information like sensor ids, sensor names, sensor max values, sensor min values, etc.


2. Function – onInit 

Call a function which calls itself for every interval of 3/5/10 Secs. This function is responsible to get sensor data api


3. Function – oGetRandomData

We can have Sensor API data / Sensor Simulated data available at this function. I have used Random data to simulate Sensor live data here.


JsonModel – oLiveData [ In Function – oGetRandomData]

Add all Devices and their sensor ids to this model


Further calls with the data

Above call is from Function – oGetRandomData

Further called another function – this.onDataReceived(data)

[We can directly call onDataReceived function from oGetRandomData, as most of this code is copy pasted from SAP code, I haven’t changed this one]


4. Function – onDataReceived

If Graph is already displayed for the Sensor id, then only graph.addData(data.DateCreated, data.SensorReadingValue); should be called.

Else, call function this.onItemSelected(this.contextDisplayed); and then call graph.addData(data.DateCreated, data.SensorReadingValue)


graph.addData(data.DateCreated, data.SensorReadingValue) => is responsible to display graph with sensor values along with date. The Function Graph is called from LineGraph.js


5. Function – this.onItemSelected

In this function, create a graph of type LineGraph from LineGraph.js.


6. LineGraph.js [SAP Standard File used for Real Time Graphs in SAP IOT Edge Services]

Circle function of d3.js gives us Real Time graph

Here we can decide on how many points should be available in x-axis.


Below, highlighted line is used to rotate x-axis labels


Source Code:



D3.js is very beautiful. Understanding it will help us to get more beautiful graphs/visualizations.

I would like to appolize for my limited knowldge in d3.js, hence I couldn’t know give more details in achieveing Real Time graph using d3.js

This code can contain some redudant code, unused variables or functions. Please execuse for me that.

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