I have a setup whereby an MQTT node is subscribed to a remote site and getting a temperature value. I show the temperature on a line chart.
Once in a while the communications drop out and come back. I want to show the loss of comms as a gap in the line chart.
At the moment I monitor the status of the MQTT node and if it changes state from 'connnected' to something else, i send a message to the line chart with payload 'null'. According to this; https://github.com/node-red/node-red-dashboard/blob/master/Charts.md that should greate 'gaps'. but it doesn't. When MQTT comes back, the line chart just draws an interpolation from the last value to the new one and simply ignores the 'null'. What am I missing here?