2 flows data combined into 1 graph

In order to keep each of my projects separate and easy to edit, I have created two flows in node red. One generating external temperature data and the other internal temperature data.

In a third flow I am trying to create a graph which combines the other two sets of temperatures together with two separate lines.

How do I call/reference the A - the external temperature, and B - the interior temperature to be plotted in C - the chart from the other flows?

The chart node creates different lines for different topics. So you'll need to manage topics correctly and then you probably don't even need third flow (if you don't need to do some other fancy stuff before charting the data)

Sorry I don't understand.

I can create a standalone graph with random data containing two sets of lines.

What I need help with is a function (I think) to combine the two other flows to send to the chart node.

at the moment I have this function which fails

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at the moment on position 5 - my other two flows named: 'Darksky' - for the external temperature/s and 'Mysql Heatmiser' for the internal temp. I've cobbled this together from adapting other node examples on the net, so I may have made a very basic mistake somewhere

Read this How to share code or flow json and edit your previous post to make the code part importable

Thanks for pointing that out:-)

[{"id":"b6e2b6b7.80539","type":"function","z":"257ed035.563748","name":"2 line chart","func":"var msg = {};\nvar msg2 = {};\nmsg.payload=global.get(\"DarkSky\").currently.temperature;\nmsg.topic = 'External';\nmsg2.payload = global.get(\"Mysql Heatmiser\").string[4];\nmsg2.topic = 'Internal';\nreturn [msg, msg2];","outputs":2,"noerr":0,"x":610,"y":680,"wires":[["7c3b88d2.484c5"],[]]}]

You can not have space in Object property name. "Mysql Heatmiser" is not valid name.
See node-red log, it should log the errors

Not sure whether spaces are allowed there or not. You can have spaces in property names but then you have to use myobject["some name"] to access it rather than the dot notatation. I would have expected it to work ok in context variables, though I haven't tried it.
Put a debug node showing the messages coming from the function and see what they show.
@orandaadnaro it might be easier (and avoid global context) if you use Link nodes to connect direct from the other flows to this flow and feed the values straight to the chart (via Change nodes to set the topics).

I tried. With no success.

I see you are right. I wonder why. Perhaps the implementer just did not think of that possibility. Objects can certainly have property names with spaces.

Well it is kind of bad practice anyway. If you are creating variables, you can create them in the way it does not lead you into some kind of trouble afterwards. But lets keep the topic clear for the main issue.

In the end this worked for me - set up two global variables elsewhere - intTempC and extTempc


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