The Time series
manager is one of the most frequently used managers of the DSS. This manager
facilitates access to the
time series data
stored in the
DSS database as
well as to
create, import, edit and export
to and from
the DSS database. Time series data can be also viewed
in a table or a graph. Quality flags can also be assigned
to time series data to identify quality issues that exist.
Time Series Manager Components
Each manager in the DSS has four user interface components. These components are used to carry out operations on objects related the concerned manager (e.g. view a time series for the Time Series Manager). For Time Series Manager these are:
1. The Time Series Explorer: where time series data are organized in user defined groups and subgroups.
2. The Data View Area: where the time series data is viewed in a graph or table formats.
3. Tools Explorer: where the tools that are relevant to time series data are accessed.
4. The Properties Window: where the selected time series and tools properties are displayed, property values are set and selected tools are executed.
The components of the Time Series Manager are shown in the figure below.
Figure 1: Time Series Manager components
Time Series Manager Tools
A number of tools are incorporated in the DSS to process, manipulate and analyze time series data. Those tools are object sensitive (i.e. when an object is selected such as a time series, only those tools which are applicable to this object appears in tools list. The DSS tools article [MAAMH1] shows a list of tools available for time series.
[MAAMH1]A hyper link is needed here