In this lesson we'll go over how to edit and generate analytical graphs.

On the left side menu, click on “Reports”. Then, towards the middle of the left side menu, you'll see the option “analytical graphs”. Click on that option.

When you open this option you have a few different things that you can do. You can select

and turn on or off different dates you want included in your report. You can also select the different chemicals and the different sample locations you want reported. When selected, this will bring up a series of line graphs for all the analytical parameters, dates, and locations you have selected for your project.

If a location and parameter has a non-detect value for a particular parameter, there won't be any lines plotting that data. Each substance selected has a unique color and line pattern so that it's easy to compare with one another. The key to the line color and pattern is at the top of each graph. The units and analytical parameter data range for the graph are displayed along the left side. The unit data range will change from graph to graph for maximum vertical exaggeration of the data image.

If you hover your cursor over any of the dates that appear on the live graph to the right, the data value for each selected parameter will appear in a pop up box. At the very bottom, select the units you'd like to be displayed. Parts per billion is always the default value, but you can change it if you like.

Once you have your report formatted the way you like it, save each section's preferences by clicking the orange “save” button under each section so that they are saved for any future reporting. Then, go to the bottom and click the “generate report” button, this will generate a PDF report of the graphs exactly as you formatted them.

That is how you select and generate analytical data graphs.

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