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Version: 8.1


This function is used in Python Scripting.


Queries various calculations (aggregations) for a set of tags over a specified range. Returns a dataset with a row per tag, and a column per calculation.

This is useful when you wish to aggregate tag history collected over a period of time into a single value per aggregate. If you want multiple values aggregated to a single time slice (i.e., hourly aggregates for the same tag over an 8 hour period) consider using system.tag.queryTagHistory.


Make sure the deadband style is set to Discrete Mode if you do not want seed values included in the raw data returned.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.



This function accepts keyword arguments.

system.tag.queryTagCalculations(paths, calculations, [startDate], [endDate], [rangeHours], [rangeMinutes], [aliases], [includeBoundingValues], [validatesSCExec], [noInterpolation], [ignoreBadQuality])


List[String]pathsAn array of tag paths (strings) to query calculations for. The resulting dataset will have a row for each tag, and a column for each calculation.
List[String]calculationsAn array of calculations (aggregation functions) to execute for each tag. Valid values are: "Average" (time-weighted), "MinMax", "LastValue", "SimpleAverage", "Sum", "Minimum", "Maximum", "DurationOn", "DurationOff", "CountOn", "CountOff", "Count", "Range", "Variance", "StdDev", "PctGood", and "PctBad".
DatestartDateThe starting point for the calculation window. If omitted, and range is not used, 8 hours before the current time is used. [optional]
DateendDateThe end of the calculation window. If omitted, and range is not used, uses the current time. [optional]
IntegerrangeHoursAllows you to specify the query range in hours, instead of using start and end date. Can be positive or negative, and can be used in conjunction with startDate or endDate. [optional]
IntegerrangeMinutesSame as rangeHours, but in minutes. [optional]
List[String]aliasesAliases that will be used to override the tag path names in the result dataset. Must be 1-to-1 with the tag paths. If not specified, the tag paths themselves will be used. [optional]
BooleanincludeBoundingValuesA boolean flag indicating that the system should attempt to load values before and after the query bounds for the purpose of interpolation. The effect depends on the aggregates used. The default is true. For more information see Seeded Values. [optional]
BooleanvalidatesSCExecA boolean flag indicating whether or not data should be validated against the scan class execution records. If false, calculations may include data that is assumed to be good, even though the system may not have been running. Default is true. [optional]
BooleannoInterpolationA boolean flag indicating that the system should not attempt to interpolate values in situations where it normally would, such as for analog Tags. Default is false. [optional]
BooleanignoreBadQualityA boolean flag indicating that bad quality values should not be used in the query process. If set, any value with a "bad" quality will be completely ignored in calculations. Default is false. [optional]


Dataset - A dataset representing the calculations over the specified range. A demonstration of the table appears below. There is a row per tag ID, and a column per requested calculation. Tag path is returned in the first column.



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Code Examples

Example #1
system.tag.queryTagCalculations(paths=['Historical Tag'], calculations=['Average'], noInterpolation=False)
Example #2
# Build a list of String tag paths
paths = [

# Determine the calculation to use
calc = ["StdDev"]

# Define the date range
end =
start ="2019-07-30 4:00:00")

# Run the query, returning the results as an Ignition dataset
data = system.tag.queryTagCalculations(paths, calc, start, end)

# From here you would need to do something useful with the data variable. You could extract the values
# and write them to a Tag, pass them to a dataset property on a component, or any number of other things.
print "The calculated value for the first tag is " + str(data.getValueAt(0,1))
print "The calculated value for the second tag is " + str(data.getValueAt(1,1))


system tag queryTagCalculations, tag.queryTagCalculations