Create multiple graphs from large geodatabase table

Discussion created by ModernGIS on Aug 23, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2013 by ModernGIS

     I have a rather large project I am trying to do and I hope I can get Python to do it for me. I have a file geodatabase table called "SERVICE METERS DEMAND" which is basically composed of the peak demand reading on an electric meter for a given month. I have the range of readings from November 2011 to March 2013. The table contains about 172,000 total records with almost 10,000 electric meters.

     What I want to be able to do is to take an individual meter by number (TWACs Number) and create a graph visually showing the peak demand for each month. This would be used by our engineering department and our meter techs for analysis and decisions making. The big thing is - I update this table about 4 times a year so my geodatabase can have the latest demand readings that other departments use. With that being said, I would like to create a script that can automatically create all new graphs and export them out to a .PDF format. I can than use the Attachment geoprocessing tools to link those .PDF graphs to the meter locations.

     Do you think this is something that can be done by Python? If so - how do I start this.

I currently have ArcMap 10.0 on one machine and in the process of testing a bunch of different tools/processes on ArcMap 10.2 on a different machine.

Thank you in advance.
Can send a sample of the SERVICE METERS DEMAND table as well