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Version: 8.1


This function is used in Python Scripting.


Retrieves information about running charts. Can search all running charts, or be filtered charts at a specific path. This function will return charts that are in a Paused state.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.




StringchartPathThe path to a chart to filter on: i.e., "folder/chartName". If specified, only charts at the path will be included in the returned dataset. If omitted, the function will return data for all active charts


Dataset - A dataset with information on the active chart. Contains the following columns:

  • instanceId - the chart instance, or UUID of the chart.
  • chartPath - The path to the chart.
  • startDate - A date object noting when the chart instance started.
  • startedBy - The name of the user that started the chart.
  • chartState - The current state of the chart. Possible states are "Running" and "Paused".
  • keyParamName - Name of the chart's Key Parameter. Returns None if a Key Parameter is not defined.
  • keyParamValue - Value of the chart's Key Parameter. Returns None if a Key Parameter is not defined.


Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples

Example #1 - Check All Running Charts
# This example will check for all running charts, and return a formatted string detailing each chart instance.

# Check for all running charts. The path may be specified as a string to filter the results.
data = system.sfc.getRunningCharts()
# Create a string to append chart data to. The "\n" is a new line character.
chartData = "The following charts are running:\n"

# Iterate through each chart
for row in range(data.rowCount):

# Extract the instanceId and chartPath values from the current row
runningChartId = data.getValueAt(row, "instanceId")
runningChartPath = data.getValueAt(row, "chartPath")

# Append a string to chartData with the values extracted above
chartData += "Id: %s, Path: %s\n" % (runningChartId, runningChartPath)

# Print the string of chart Id's and Paths
print chartData
Example #2 - Retrieve Chart 'instanceId' Using 'chartPath'
# This example will return the instanceId of chart instances with a specific chartPath.
# A valid path must be defined for this example.

# Return data for running instances at a specific path. "folder/myChart" should be replaced with a valid path.
data = system.sfc.getRunningCharts("folder/myChart")

# Initialize a list to contain all instance Ids
chartIds = []

# Iterate through each chart, and fetch the instanceId
for row in range(data.rowCount):
chartIds.append(data.getValueAt(row, "instanceId"))

# Print the chartIds list
print chartIds


system sfc getRunningCharts, sfc.getRunningCharts