TH NextGen - Fingerprints

When the active view contains tags that exhibit a very specific behavior, which you cannot describe with simple search conditions, you can create a fingerprint. A fingerprint is visually represented as a hull or envelope, and normally consists of the common behavior of all overlays.

The basic functionality (creating, editing, and visualizing a fingerprint) is outlined below.

Creating a fingerprint

Fingerprints are a creation based on what is visible within the focus chart period, and so, it is critical to visualize the correct set of layers before creating a fingerprint.

On the fingerprint's menu, clicking the blue plus icon situated at the top right of the menu header results in the creation of a fingerprint.


Once the "Add fingerprint" button is clicked, a setup menu (on the left) is shown where you can first define which active tags should be included in the fingerprint.


In a fingerprint, tags and attributes can be included as a visual component or a hidden component. The blue checkmark in front of the tag defines if the tag is included. The state of the eye icon on the right denotes a tag included as a visual or a hidden component.

A hidden component can be suggested in the diagnose functionality when there is a pattern that correlates. When setting up a monitor for a fingerprint, only the visual tags will be considered to detect matches or deviations.

Note: Only "Analog" tags or "Discreet" tags are currently supported in a fingerprint.

Below the tags section you can define which layers should be included in the fingerprint.

To see a preview of a fingerprint you have the option "Preview / update fingerprint" in the Visualization section below the layers. Here you can see the current settings of the fingerprint before saving it. The fingerprint hull is created by using the maximum and minimum value throughout all layers over a specific time stamp.

Once everything is set up, you can save the design of the fingerprint by clicking the "Save fingerprint" button below. This triggers a righthand side panel where you can give a name and description to the fingerprint. When done, clicking the confirm button creates the fingerprint.

When a fingerprint is created, it is automatically added to the view in the "Added to view" section on the fingerprint menu. The fingerprint is also by default visualized.


Fingerprint options

When fingerprints are present in the Added to view section, you can see the name and description for each, together with two options:

  • Toggle the visibility.
  • Remove fingerprint from the view.

Note: More than one fingerprint can be added to the Added to view section and saved in a view.

Note: Only one fingerprint can be enabled at any given moment. When enabling another fingerprint, the previously visualized fingerprint is hidden.

Fingerprint details

To open the details of fingerprint, simply click on the fingerprint.

The extra details contain more information on the type of fingerprint and the boundary calculation used for the fingerprint hull. The included tags / attributes are also mentioned in the details overview.


Fingerprint actions

In the details section you can also find and perform the following options and actions.

Shifting / Moving fingerprint

You can move the enabled fingerprint in three ways:


  • You can shift the fingerprint using the shift buttons. The outer buttons correspond to a shift of 5% of the current period and the inner buttons to a shift of 0.5% of the current period.
  • Under the shifting buttons is the option to move the fingerprint to the start of the current focus plot.
  • You can also move the fingerprint by dragging the hull over the chart to the position of interest. To do this, the fingerprint must be visualized, and the fingerprint's details must be opened. The option to drag the fingerprint appears when hovering over a shaded area on the focus chart.

Editing fingerprint

At the bottom of the fingerprint's overview, the option "Edit fingerprint conditions" can be clicked to start updating the fingerprint.

The setup panel is shown again when clicked. By default, included tags and layers are automatically selected. Additional tags and layers can now be included or excluded.

Note: While creating / updating your fingerprint, it is possible to navigate to other menus to e.g., add active tags or more manual layers or to even perform a search to get layers from the search results list.

When saving a modified fingerprint, the save side panel has an extra option. You can choose to "Overwrite original" or to "Save as a new fingerprint".


Saving your fingerprint

The "Save this fingerprint" option allows you to update the name or description of the fingerprint directly or to make a copy of the fingerprint.

In this case, the save fingerprint side panel which is shown has an extra option. You can choose to "Overwrite original" or to "Save as a new fingerprint".

If the fingerprint is shared with you, you can also create a copy for your own user with this action.

Opening fingerprints

When a fingerprint is saved, you can open by selecting the light blue Work organizer section. Clicking this option opens a side panel where you can search for a fingerprint. A fingerprint is automatically visualized once it is added to the view (visible in the Added to view section).

Multiple fingerprints can be added to a view and are also saved inside the view.



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